We’re going to keep offering up ideas for virtual birthday party games until we are completely dry. And then we’ll try and think up some new ones.
Why? Because the more variety and options of virtual birthday party games you have to offer the more possibilities for tailored fun you have.
Variety being the spice of life and all that.
And hey, kids are dealing with a lot right now and it’s tough for the younger ones, especially to socialize outside of the house. Moms and dads are doing all they can to bring normalcy to their lives and that means finding fun ways to celebrate birthdays.
So here are more ideas for virtual birthday party games.
Snack and Paint Party
This one is pretty straightforward. The key is coordinating with other parents. You provide the kids with the same snacks to enjoy. Up next, you all watch the same YouTube video that walks them through a drawing or painting project. Watch the video in advance to make sure you and the other parents have all the art supplies needed.
So many apps so many possibilities. It’s never been easier to have a movie party with friends while social distancing. There’s Netflix Party, Kast, and TwoSeven, and many more. Don’t forget to bring movie snacks!
This is one that you can DIY or use a company like The Lanyard Ladies who mail out craft kits and set up online meetings for kids to do it together.
Book Reading Party
Yeah, so we’ll talk about this one again because it’s what we do and a book reading is fun and stimulates kids’ creativity. And all of our special birthday kids get a free copy of I Got You A Present!
Pictionary is fun, fun, fun and a simple game that can be played at any virtual birthday party.
You can virtual birthday party theme it up and create a list of birthday party words like: birthday cake, balloon, candles, presents, party, candles, etc.
Virtual party games for kids are a big part of the virtual birthday party experience. Who doesn’t love a fun game?
And even though we are living in “interesting times” there are still lots of enjoyable virtual birthday party games for kids as well as many ways to celebrate with friends and family. Added bonus? You don’t have to be an experienced party-planner and tech geek to make the good times happen. Here are 5 fun virtual birthday party games for kids to help them celebrate another spin around the sun.
We play this virtual birthday party game for kids a lot because it’s a big winner and it gets them up and moving. Plus it allows us to talk to every one of our little guests and add in some personalized touches so each boy and girls get to feel special. The rules are pretty simple. Let the kids know you are going to play some music and that once it starts that they should start dancing to it. Then let them know that once you stop playing the music and shout out “Freeze” they are to freeze in their fun dance positions.
Once the rules have been set, turn on some music with a great beat for dancing and ask your guests to start grooving and bopping. When you stop the music and shout “freeze” you then tell the kids what kind of dancing statues they look like. For our space show, we use space-themed examples, “You look like an action-packed astronaut!” “You look like a totally Funky alien!” “You look like a super-duper sky dancer!” It’s a really fun game, easy to stretch out, and the kids get some exercise and have a blast.
Pro Tip: Sharing your speakers on Zoom is easy peasy, just have to make sure you do it with each set-up. Just click the green arrow on Screen Share and a pop-up box appears. In the bottom left corner, click on “Share computer sound” and you’re good to go.
It’s an oldie but a classic. We put our contemporary spin on it by changing the name to “Space Captains Mike & Susan Says!”
There are also therapeutic benefits from playing the game. They include: Developing Body Awareness and Motor Development, Developing Sportsmanship, Following and Giving Directions, Developing Sequencing Skills and Learning to Use Past Tense Verbs.
There are, of course, so many books to read. You may want the books to match up for the event. Or not. It’s all good. One thing is for certain, there’s nothing like a good book to capture a kid’s attention and imagination. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can scan the book’s pages, put it into PowerPoint and share your screen for an even more visually sumptuous experience. We’ve found that kids really respond well to that.
A Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Yup, another variation on a classic. Think up a list of household items for kids to hunt for throughout their home. Set a timer to make it a race. Once the game is done award everyone some kind of “Prize Title” for playing.
Pro Tip: Be sure to check with other parents that there are no safety hazards that may get in the way of this activity and ensure all objects are safe and easily accessible for the kids.
A Virtual Field Trip
We take our guests into outer space but thanks to the internet, you can take them almost anywhere. Just send a link to your tour and invite your guests.
There are so many virtual tours available right now. Want to go to Africa to check out some elephants? tour the grounds of Versailles for a princess-themed birthday party? Or what about a safari-themed party, where you can opt for a walking or boating safari that’ll take you to the African bush to spy on elephants and hyenas? You can do it here.