• Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Family Games: Charades
    Family Games: Charades Winning Plays Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were giv...
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    Hide and Seek
    Family Games: Sardines
    Family Games: Sardines Sardines is a fun family party game that reverses the old classic, Hide and Seek. All the kids close their eyes and count while one person hides. When the counting is completed (usually to about 25 is fine for this game) a...
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    Looking for some fun backyard games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to Cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out our video and list of our favori...
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    Up Jenkins
    Up Jenkins Up Jenkins is a very silly game that kids just love. It's great for kids' birthday parties or even small adult parties (that depends on what you and your friends are into). College kids have been known to play this game late on a Satu...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Family Games: Charades
    Family Games: Charades Winning Plays Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were giv...
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    Quick on the Draw
    Quick on the Draw While this game isn't really a word game, it is based on the game of Charades. But instead of having people guess a word (or phrase) with miming gestures, they have to guess a word by drawing it. This might sound easy, but it a...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Quick on the Draw
    Quick on the Draw While this game isn't really a word game, it is based on the game of Charades. But instead of having people guess a word (or phrase) with miming gestures, they have to guess a word by drawing it. This might sound easy, but it a...
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    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    Party Games for Little Kids
    Party Games for Little Kids Here are some party games that may be appropriate for pre-schoolers. Not only are these party games fun, but they have also proven to be educational. You'll find that kids already know some of these games from school....
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    Indoor/Outdoor Party Games
    Indoor/Outdoor Party Games There's one thing you can't predict: the weather. The following indoor party games are suitable for either inside or out, making planning your party a lot less stressful. Musical Chairs For this game you will need sev...
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    Outdoor Games for Parties
    Outdoor Games for Parties Take the fun outdoors! There are many memorable outdoor party games to play at a child's party. Here are just a few. Red Rover Red Rover is best played outside for a summertime party. It requires a lot of space and room...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Family Games: Charades
    Family Games: Charades Winning Plays Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were giv...
  • Talent Show Party Activity
    Play Acting
    Star Search
    Star SearchDirections Send invitations to your friends two weeks in advance so everyone will have a chance to prepare an act either alone or with a few other people. Acts could be anything they like to do. They could be funny or serious and do no...
  • After-school Olympic Games Activities for Kids
    Outdoor Games
    After-School Olympic Games
    After-School Olympic GamesThis is a party activity in which friends and family participate in Olympic-type events.Materials Each child brings a prize, wrapped up (used or new), which is then put in a big bag upon arrival. Big container of lemonad...
  • Formal Dinner Dance for Kids
    Dances
    First Formal
    First FormalDirections Send formal invitations to about ten children. They should resemble wedding invitations with full names and addresses written out. Decorate the party area with real or artificial flowers, tall candles, white tablecloths, an...
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    Party Games
    Up Jenkins
    Up Jenkins Up Jenkins is a very silly game that kids just love. It's great for kids' birthday parties or even small adult parties (that depends on what you and your friends are into). College kids have been known to play this game late on a Satu...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Cooking Party Activity for Kids
    Activities With Food
    Crazy Cooks Party
    Crazy Cooks PartyDirections The main activity at this party is cooking. Pick a menu all the ingredients. Set up the ingredients at different work stations and let kids work in groups to prepare the recipe. An adult should stand by to answer ques...