If you are gathering a group of kids, it is possible that not all of the kids will know each other. In order to kick start your outing or party, you might want to plan some icebreakers for kids. These simple games can help the kids feel at ease with each other and their situation. They can help get the party started on the right fun with a little fun. These games can also help the kids learn each other’s names or even a little bit about one another.
Make sure, when planning any ice breaker games for kids, that you choose fun games. Do not bother with any games that make kids split into teams or have any winners or losers. Also steer clear of activities that could embarrass any of the kids. Children like games that will help them discover what they have in common with each other. They may also like to learn what the likes and dislikes of the other children are. If you choose the right icebreaker, your outing will be off to a good start.
The ball toss game is a good way for children to learn names. Sit the kids in a circle and have everyone state their name. Then, give one child a ball and have them throw the ball to another child. The child with the ball must say the next child’s name before they throw the ball. Balloon bopping is another fun game. Give each child a balloon and have them throw the balloons in the air at the same time. Tell the kids that no balloon should touch the floor. This will get the kids laughing, hopping, and moving.
You could also look to carnival game ideas for icebreakers. Many carnival games are fun and they are not very competitive either. Most kids have been to a carnival and they may enjoy things such as cotton candy. Seeing how it is made right before their eyes will get them talking. You can make a few carnival booths as well with inexpensive games or even something like face painting.
There are many carnival games ideas that can be applied to any age group. And they can be fun for any child who plays. Grab some bean bags and let the kids toss them through a board with holes. You could also set up some plastic milk bottles and give the kids a baseball to throw at them to knock them over. Whatever game you choose, as long as the kids are interacting, the ice will break quickly and the party will be fun.