Birthday parties for preschool age
children can be challenging. Trying to plan activities and keep these
small children entertained is not an easy feat. Preschool age children
are limited in what activities they can do. Harder games can be too much
for them to understand. They also have shorter attention spans than
older children, which is an important thing to keep in mind.
The key to planning birthday party
activities for preschoolers is to keep the activities simple and to keep
the children busy. It can help to always have some back up activities in
case an activity does not work out. A good back up is a coloring table
or a movie. These things are usually always a hit with preschoolers and
can serve to occupy them if needed.
You should be sure to have all activities set up and ready to go before
the party even starts. Make sure you have all the supplies ready to go
so you do not have to leave the party to go get something.
Good activities for preschoolers are activities that do not require a
lot of explanation. Preschoolers tend to be very independent so choosing
activities that require little parental involvement will be the best
Some good examples of activities for a preschooler's birthday party
include blowing bubbles, face painting, bean bag toss and water
balloons. You can also use other party games, but you may want to alter
the rules or simply make up your own, less complicated rules.
You want to keep the activities flowing. You never want a time when
everyone is just standing around. Preschoolers are not very patient, and
they like to stay busy. So if you are not keeping them busy, they will
definitely find something to keep themselves busy and that could spell
Depending on the number of children at the party, you may want to break
them up into groups. This will help to keep everyone busy and minimize
waiting time. You may also want to use your back-up activity for
children to do as they wait for their turn at an activity.
For activities like blowing bubbles, you should be sure to buy enough so
that everyone can blow bubbles at the same time. This will help to
reduce arguments and allow everyone to participate.
Also keep in mind that messy activities, like blowing bubbles or playing
with water balloons, should be saved for the end of the party. You
should also inform parents if you think a child may get wet or messy so
they can bring an extra set of clothing should their child need to
Preschoolers are at an awkward age. They want to act grown up, but
their bodies and minds limit them. Birthday party activities for
preschoolers should allow them to express their desire to be independent
and grown up, but also take into consideration their limitations.
By: Joseph Then
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