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.
Now that you have planned your virtual birthday party for kids, it’s time to throw it!
Musical Dance Freeze
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.
During everyone of our virtual birthday parties for kids, we read a copy of I Got You A Present!
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.
There are plenty of other virtual ideas here.