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Mother Goose rhymes are found throughout this fun birthday party theme for kids! 

Creative Mother Goose party games, birthday activities and easy ideas for invitations, decorations, party favors, food and much more!

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Mother Goose Party Games


Little Bo Peep Treasure Hunt
Before the party hide lots of cotton balls (sheep) around the party area.  Ask the party guests to find as many of Bo Peep's lost sheep as they can.  After the children have found all the cotton balls use them to make a craft (glue onto precut sheep shapes) or turn them in for a prize. 

Mother Goose Egg Hunt
Send the party guests on an egg hunt with a twist ... call the plastic eggs Mother Goose eggs!  Fill eggs with wrapped candy or place numbers on the eggs and the children get a prize that matches the number when the game is over.  Children love this game ... if you want to play over and over write numbers on the eggs, but don't tell them what the numbers are for until the very last round.  Some older children might like to help hide the eggs for the younger kids.  






Baa Baa Black Sheep Relay
For the relay you need several large black pom-pom balls and two wooden spoons for this relay race.  Divide the children into teams.  Give the first child in line a wooden spoon and set a black pom-pom ball on the spoon.  They guests must race, one at a time, from the start line, across the play area and back.  Then they give the spoon to the player next and they race until everyone on the team has had a turn.  The first team to have all members to finish the race is the winner.  If the pompom ball falls off while playing the players must pick it up and return to the team to begin again.  

Jack and Jill Water Relay
Teams race to fill up their water buckets first!  This game requires a large water bucket (both teams can share if it is large enough) filled with water, 2 see through containers and a cup with a few holes in the bottom so that it will leak a little as they run across the yard.   One person from each team will take the cup, go to the big container, fill their teams cup, run with the cup to their waiting team and put the water in their container ... then the next teammate in line goes and so on until the container is filled. 

Jack Jump Over the Candlestick

A fun game for younger children.  Place a small red or yellow pillow on the floor.  Have the children line up and jump over the "candlestick".  Once they have all had a turn place another smaller pillow on the first pillow and let the kids start another round. You can also set up red and yellow wooden blocks in the shape of a candle instead of the pillows and continue to add blocks for each round.  

This could even become a game for the kids and adults to try and guess as many Mother Goose nursery rhymes from the clues on the table.




Mother Goose Party Decoration Ideas

Outside the birthday venue entrance line up children's shoes (lots of them!) and place a sign near them that says "Old Woman's Shoe".  Hang stars and a large moon in the trees and place a cow jumping over the moon. 

Decorate the party table with more characters from Mother Goose.  A hay bale for Little Boy Blue, sheep for Little Bo Peep, a spider and large mushroom for Little Miss Muffet, Black Sheep for Baa Baa Black Sheep, Candlestick for Jack be Nimble, Pumpkins for Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, a pail for Jack and Jill, etc. 

Mother Goose Party Activities

Mother Goose Puzzles

Make a puzzle stationand let the children put together puzzles of Mother Goose characters.


Mother Goose Birthday Invitation Ideas
Find a favorite Mother Goose rhyme character to use  for your invitations.  Make the invitations about one character or place stickers that will hint at the Mother Goose characters.

Here are some favorites:

Send straw in the invitation for Little Boy Blue.
Send a spider for Little Miss Muffet.
Send Moon shaped cards for Hey Diddle Diddle.
Candlestick for Jack.
Black Sheep or wool for Baa Baa Black Sheep.





Mother Goose Party Foods
Marshmallows (Little Bo Peep's sheep)
Hot Dogs (Old Mother Hubbard)
Moo Burgers (Hey Diddle Diddle)
Pie (Little Jack Horner)
Cupcakes (Pat a Cake)
Doughnuts (Hot Cross Buns)

Mother Goose Party Favor Ideas
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme book
Moon Pies
Coloring book
Feather boa (Mother Goose feathers)

Goody Bags
Super large plastic Egg (Mother Goose Egg)
Pails (Jack and Jill)

Mother Goose book cover

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the King's horses

And all the King's men

Couldn't put Humpty together again


Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner sat in a corner

Eating his Christmas pie;

He put in his thumb, and pulled out a plum,

and said, "What a good boy am I!"


Old King Cole

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,

And a mery old soul was he;

He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl,

And he called for his fiddlers three.

And a very find fiddle had he;

Oh theres none so rare, as can compare,

With King Cole and his fiddlers three.


Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed,

To see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.



Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet

Sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey;

Along came a spider

Who sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away.



Old Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard

Went to the cupboard,

To give the poor dog a bone;

But when she came there

 The cupboard was bare,

And so the poor dog had none.


Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells, and cockle shells,

And pretty maids all in a row.


Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep,

Have you any wool?

Yes, sir, yes, sir,

Three bags full;

One for the master,

And one for the dame,

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane.






Truth or Dare

Sidewalk Chalk

Water Balloons


Backyard Games

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