Toddler Birthday Party Ideas
Favorite party ideas for toddlers on one page for easy access while planning a party.
Along with party games, activities, party food and favor ideas we've included some great party tips from parents to make the birthday event run smoothly.
Toddler Party Games
Toddler Birthday Activities
Toddler Party Favor ideas
Toddler Party Food ideas
Toddler Birthday Party tips
Toddlers love to play with bubbles. There are many fun games you can play with the kids using a large bottle of bubbles and a few different wands.
1. Popping Bubbles
Tell the toddlers to try and pop the bubbles before they touch the ground. Have the kids stand or sit around you in a semi-circle and have an adult sit in front of them and blow bubbles. Help the younger toddlers pop them with their fingers or in a clapping motion.
2. Blowing Bubbles
Let the kids blow bubbles using a wand that they hold or have an adult hold the bubble wand for them.
3. Bubble Chase
Blow bubbles and let the kids chase them around the yard. For this game the kids don't pop the bubbles, they just see how long they can follow one bubble before it pops.
Give away bubbles as party favors - print out large labels with your child's picture and "Thank you for sharing my ___ birthday!"
More bubble games:
See our huge list of fun games to play with bubbles .
Bubble Recipe: Make your own homemade bubbles with these great bubble recipes.
Give each toddler a large white poster board and let them use crayons or washable markers to color in the whole poster board. Tape the poster board to the table so it doesn't move around ... or if it is a nice day tape them to a fence to make an outdoor easel.
Duck Duck Goose Game
Toddlers sit in circle on the floor. Choose one child to start the game. They walk around the outside of the circle patting each child on the head as they walk around. For each child they will call out "Duck", "Duck", "Duck" and when they choose a child to be the goose they pat them on the head and call out "Goose!". After they choose the "goose" they have to try and run around the circle and sit in the goose's place before the "goose" can get up and catch them. Both children have to run the same direction. If the goose doesn’t tag the first player then the goose becomes "it" and the game starts again.
Toddlers choose a duck from the "pond" and win a prize that matches the number on the bottom of the duck. This game is fun and easy! Before the party buy small prizes and assign them a number. On the bottom of the ducks write a number that matches the prize numbers in permanent marker. If a child picks up a duck with the number 3 on the bottom then they receive a prize that is marked 3. You can also make some ducks have a * on the bottom which is players choice of prizes. Give the ducks away as party favors after the party.
Make a fishing pole from a stick or bamboo pole by tying string to one end and a clothespin to the other end. The water needs to be big enough for the "fish" not to be seen - an appliance or large cardboard box will work ... or simply place a blue tablecloth over a table and have the fish sit under it.
Kids will throw their line over into the water and the "fish" attach a prize to their line using the clothespin.
Prize Walk Birthday Game
Ring around the rosy
Give children large sticks of chalk and let them draw on the sidewalk, porch are fun for all ages!
Use our sidewalk chalk games and activities idea page for inspiration! Over 30 fun ways to use sidewalk chalk.
Sock Bean Bag Toss
You will need several new socks in bright colors filled with beans and then tied with a knot to close them. Make targets using buckets or laundry baskets. Set them at different distances from the toddlers and take turns throwing the socks into the baskets.
Treasure Hunting Game
Choose large plastic eggs, balls, party favors or any item from your birthday party theme and hide around the living room, backyard or park while the children aren't looking. Hold up one item like the ones you have hidden and tell them to search and find the items. The one who finds the most items gets to help hide the objects for the next round. Have children return the items to a basket and hide the items again... and again. Extra ... after the games divide the treasure hunt items equally and send them home as party favors.
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