20 Fun and Creative Birthday Party Activities for 5-Year-Olds

If you’re looking for some fun and creative birthday party ideas for 5-year-olds, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss a variety of activities that your child can enjoy at their birthday party. From arts and crafts to outdoor games, we have something for everyone! Keep reading to get inspired.

Treasure Hunt

One of the most classic birthday party games is a treasure hunt! This can be done both indoors and outdoors, depending on your preference. For an indoor treasure hunt, you can hide small toys or treats around the house for the kids to find. If you’re doing this activity outdoors, you can hide objects in the backyard or park.

Musical Chairs

This is another classic birthday party game that 5-year-olds always enjoy. To play musical chairs, you will need to set up a row of chairs facing away from the music. As the music plays, the children will walk around the chairs. When the music stops, they will sit down in the nearest chair. The child who does not have a chair when the music stops is out of the game. The game continues until there is only one child left sitting in a chair.

Relay Races

Relay races are always a hit. You can set up a variety of different relay race courses, depending on the space you have and the number of children you’re working with. Some examples of relay races include an egg and spoon race, a three-legged race, or a sack race. These races are not only fun for the kids, but they’re also a great way to get them moving and burn off some extra energy.

Hula Hoop Contest

For this activity, you will need to set up a hula hoop for each child. The object of the game is to see who can keep the hula hoop around their waist for the longest amount of time. This is a great activity for 5-year-olds because it helps them improve their coordination and balance. It’s also a lot of fun to watch!

Face Painting

Kids love getting their faces painted, and it’s a great way to add some extra excitement to the party. If you’re not sure how to face paint, there are plenty of tutorial videos online that can show you the basics.

Simon Says

An oldie but goodie. Simon says is a classic party game that 5-year-olds always enjoy. The object of the game is to follow the instructions of the person who is “Simon.” For example, Simon might say “Simon says touch your nose.” If Simon does not say “Simon says” before giving the instruction, then the kids should not do it. This game is a great way to get the kids moving and laughing.

Balloon Animals

This is a great activity for 5-year-olds who are animal lovers. You can find plenty of balloon animal tutorials online, or you can even hire a professional to come and make the animals for the kids. Either way, this is sure to be a hit with all of the little ones at the party.

Pinata

A pinata is a great way to add some excitement to the birthday party. You can purchase a pre-made piñata or make your own. Either way, this is sure to be a hit with all of the kids.

Finger Painting

This is a great activity for children who love to get messy. You can set up a finger painting station with a variety of different colors for the kids to choose from.

Arts and Crafts

If you’re looking for a more low-key activity, arts and crafts is always a good option. This a great way for kid’s to express their creativity with this one. Some simple craft ideas include painting, coloring, or making homemade cards.

Puppet Show

This is a great activity for 5-year-olds who love to perform. You can put on a puppet show using store-bought puppets or homemade puppets.

Freeze Dance

This is a great way to get the kids moving and dancing. To play freeze dance, you will need to put on some music and let the kids dance around. When the music stops, they will need to freeze in place. The first child to move is out of the game. The game continues until there is only one child left standing.

Build a Lego House.

You will need to provide each child with a set of Legos. The object of the game is to see who can build the biggest and best Lego house. This is sure to be a hit with all of the little builders at the party.

Play Hide & Seek.

This is a classic game that 5-year-olds always enjoy. To play, one child will be the “seeker” and the rest of the kids will hide. The seeker will then count to 100 and try to find all of the hidden children. The first child to be found is out of the game. The last child remaining is the winner.

Play Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Pin the Tail on the Donkey is another classic. To play, you will need a poster of a donkey (or another animal) and a bunch of tails (or other objects). The object of the game is to see who can pin the tail closest to the donkey’s butt. This is sure to be a hit with all of the kids.

Obstacle Course Bouncy House

You can set up an obstacle course using a bouncy house or other inflatable. The kids will have a blast running through the course and bouncing around.

Petting Zoo

If you’re looking for a unique activity, you can rent a petting zoo for the party. The kids will love getting to see and pet all of the different animals

Tug of War

This is a great activity for 5-year-olds who love to compete. You will need two teams of children and a rope. The object of the game is to see which team can pull the other team across the line. This is sure to be a hit with all of the competitive kids.

Host a Movie Night.

You can set up a projector in your backyard and show kid-friendly movies on a big screen. The kids will love this activity, especially if you make popcorn for them to enjoy.

Make a Cake Pop Decorated Like a Princess or Superhero.

This easy craft project lets kids decorate their own cake pops with icing and sprinkles. You’ll need a few supplies, such as an ice cream scoop, frosting, and sprinkles.

These are just a few of the many activities that you can do for a 5-year-old’s birthday party. With a little bit of creativity, you’re sure to come up with something that all of the kids will enjoy. Thanks for reading! I hope this was helpful. 🙂

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