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Fun and games for Christmas
Favourite Party Games in general
Member Name: pink19
Favourite Party Games in general
Advantages: lots of different games to choose from
Disadvantages: hae to make sure that if you play the games with lots of children they don't get over excited and ge
I work in an after school club and during the last week of term before Christmas we have a party each day. This is because we have different children on different days of the week, so everybody gets to have a party day. There is lots of food and pop and then lots of party games, by Christmas day i feel all partied out.
We have to make sure that we have lots of different games to play so that the children do not get bored. Here are some of the games that we like to play.
All the children stand in a circle and we have a cuddly toy christmas tree, this is the hot potato, we do not use a real one! The children must then pass it around the circle as fast as they can passing to the person next to them in the circle. They have to pretend it is hot and so the faster they pass the better. If someone drops it they must run round the circle and back to their space before the potato gets back to them. If they fail to do this they are out and must sit to the side. This carries on until there are two children left. The first person to drop the potato is the loser.
Every child has a blown up balloon which is tied loosely to their ankles, it has to be tight enough to stay on but not too tight that it will dig in to them. When everyone has their balloon tied on the game can start. You need quite a bit of space for this as the cildren run round the room trying to pop each others balloons. When a balloon is popped that child must sit down. The winner is the last child to have their balloon popped.
Chairs are lined up next to each other they must face alternate ways to the chair next to it. To start with make sure that yo have one chair for each child. When the music starts the children must dance around the chairs, a chair is taken away, the must keep going until the music stops. When the music has stopped the children must sit down on a chair, they are not allowed to go back they have to carry on going forward until they find a chair. One child will be left with out a chair and so are out. Each time a chair is taken away and the game carries on until there are just two children and one chair left. The winner is the child who sits on the chair when the music has stopped.
The children all stand in a space and wait for the music to start, they just dance around and wait for the music to stop. When the music has stopped everyone must sit down on the floor as fast as they can. The last person to sit down is out. The game continues in the same way until you are down to two children andthen the person to sit down first is the winner.
The paper game
This game is very similar to musical chairs but instead of putting chairs out, a piece of paper per person is placed on the floor. The childrn dance around these, each time the music is stopped a child is out and a piece of paper is taken away. The winner is the child to stand on the last piece of paper.
Pick out four different coloured pieces of paper and place one in each of the four corners of the room. An adult leaves the room and the children has to dance around the room. When the music stops the children must decide which colour corner they want to stand in, they must stay there. The person who went out of the room then shouts out a colour eg red, the children who have stood in the corner by the red piece of paper are out and must go out of the room. This continues until you have a winner, the winner is the last child who is stood in the corner that doesn't get the colour called out.
Hide the lolly sticks
Each child has a lolly stick and they give this to the adult. All children must leave the room with another adult and the sticks are then hidden all around the room. Te children must come in and find one stick each, each time one stick is taken away which means one child will be out each time. The winner is the child to find the last lolly stick.
Each child stands in a space and waits for the music to start. They must all dance around and wait for the music to stop, when it stops the children must stand still like statues. Each time the adults look for children that are moving, they are out and must sit down at the side. The game continues until you are left with two children, the winner is the person who doesn't move at all.
Pass the parcel
In this game everyone sits in a circle and a parcel is passed around the circle to the music. When the music has stopped the child holding the parcel at the time takes off one layer, this continues until the last layer is taken off to reveal a prize.
Duck, duck, goose
All the children must sit in a circle and one child is choosen to be 'it'. That person then walks around the circle tapping the childrens heads saying duck, when they decide who they would like to chase them they say goose and start running round the circle back to the space where the other child was sat. If they say goose that child must get up and chase the other child. This child is then 'it' and then does the same but picks a different child to chase them.
All the children sit in a circle, one child is picked to be the detecive, they must leave the room and a murderer is chosen. The detective comes back into the room and stands in the circle. The murderer must then wink at the other children sat in the circle without the detective seeing. The children who are winked at must then lay down and play dead. The detective has to workmout who the murderer is before everybody is winked at.
The chocolate game
The children sit in a line and take it in turns to roll the dice, they must try to roll a six. If they do they have to run up to the table and put on the dressing up clothes set out, once they have done this they are able to start cutting the chocolate bar with the plastic knife and fork. The can put one piece of chocolate in their mouths at one time and are not allowed to use their hands. Whilst this is going on the other children are still rolling the dice, if another child rolls a six they must then get the clothes of the other child and try to get some chocolate. They don't always get to the chocolate as somebody else could roll a six. This continues until all the chocolate has been eaten. Clean forks and knives are given to each child for hygiene reasons.
We also have dancing competitions for the best dancer or for the best girl/boy dancer.
These are just a few of the games that we play but these always seem to be the childrens favourite that they continuously ask to play.
Summary: A few games that i play with the children in work at party time
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