It can be challenging to come up with 2nd birthday party games because you often have kids of various ages at the party. Because they are still learning and developing, it is important to have a variety of birthday party games to keep all the children occupied. Some of these games will involve the younger guests and others will be primarily for the older kids. Whatever the case, here are five hits that will give you a range of flexibility in your 2nd birthday party games.
Fun 2nd Birthday Party Games
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Every kid loves bubbles and there are countless games you can make off of them. Spend a little money on a (affiliate link) bubble machine and the kids will be lost in fun. Play games with the bubbles by having them attempt to catch them without bursting, catching them before they hit the ground and so on. Bubbles make for a wonderful second birthday party game.
The very young might not enjoy this as much or be able to participate but the majority will. Simply find an open area that is safe and let the kids play freeze tag. This is like regular tag except when you are tagged you have to freeze in place. Once another person touches you again, you are unfroze and the game continues until someone else reaches home base.
Hold a parade
If you really want to see youngsters get excited, allow them to put on a homemade parade. Give them some art supplies and various old pieces of clothing to make into costumes and let them organize a full blow parade or play. They will have a blast with it as they get creative with kids of all ages.
All kids love to go on treasure hunts and you can adapt the game to fit the theme you are doing. For example, if your party is based around cowboys, you can hide little cowboy themed items. Perhaps you can hide a horseshoe in the tree or a cowboy boot in the wheelbarrow. Adjust the level of difficulty to fit the age groups that are present.
2nd Birthday Party Games supplies and goodies
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These 2nd birthday party games ideas are a ton of fun and will keep kids busy for hours. Between the cake, the music and the games, your birthday party will be a huge hit that your child will never forget. Check out our other great party games for kids for even more ideas!
11 thoughts on “Fun 2nd Birthday Party Games for Kids”
My kids would adore a treasure hunt. I’ve never actually done one with them. I think it’s time, birthday party or no.
Good ideas & yes there are usually older kids to take into account
Freeze tag! I have not thought about playing that in years!
I like the treasure hunt idea. They expect party favors anyhow, so make them work for it!
What great ideas. Treasure hunts were always a huge hit with my kids!
I like the age appropriate activities for a little one’s party. I know my own kids loved those things when they were toddlers.
Great ideas. My little one will be there before you know it.
My niece is about to turn two. I think she would love a treasure hunt for her birthday.
Great ideas. My son loves treasure hunts
I love the parade idea! I can’t wait to do this with my daughter for her birthday next year.It would be fun anytime really! Thanks for the great idea!
I really like the parade idea, I never thought of something like that, but the kids would have a blast doing that. thank you
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