From Thailand and Brazil to Turkey and the UK, if there’s one thing all children love it’s playing party games on their special day. That’s why we’ve scoured the globe to find the world’s best party games including indoor games for kids for those who don’t have a summer birthday or a garden!
We can’t guarantee they’ll be mess free, but you’ll definitely have a lot of fun playing them – and the children will learn something too!
Just like playing games, one of the best parts of a birthday is the cake. Helping mum to mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl then peering through the oven door while you patiently wait for it to bake. Or spending as much time as you can choosing your favourite cake from all the colourful creations in the shops. These are the things that make birthdays so magical.
Indoor Party Game for Kids: The Flour-Cake Game
Why not get everyone involved in the cake-making fun? The flour cake game is played the world over using different treats. It’s a really simple kids’ party games for indoors that teaches patience and co-ordination.
You Will Need:
- A large bowl or pudding basin
- A large flat plate, tray or baking sheet
- A tempting sweet or small toy
- A blunt knife or other instrument to 'cut' the 'cake' with – remember to be careful with sharp implements.
How to Play This Indoor Party Game for Kids:
- Place the sweet at the bottom of the bowl.
- Ask the birthday boy or girl to be the baker. Tell them to fill up the bowl with flour, making sure it’s packed in tight all the way to the brim.
- Turn the ‘flour cake’ out on to the plate or tray.
- Tell the players to line up. Each one takes it in turns to come forward and slice the cake very carefully, so that the treat on the top doesn’t fall.
- Now for the messy part! The player who cuts a slice that makes the sweet or coin fall has to fish it out of the flour using only their teeth – no hands, fork or spoon!
This is a great indoor party game to teach children the importance of patience and perseverance as they will have to wait for their turn to cut the cake, supporting their teammates to make sure the cake doesn’t crumble. A really steady hand is important too, once it’s their turn they will need to carefully cut the cake away without it tumbling down!
Stain removal tip: Even though this turns into a bit of a messy game, the flour doesn’t stain clothes. It brushes off afterwards, so you can wash later with Persil detergent. You can find lots more stain removal tips here in case your kids get any other spots on their clothes from the party!