Preschool Games
That the Little Ones will Enjoy

preschool children holding stuffed animals

Preschool games are all about the little ones. It can be hard to keep a toddlers attention. But choose some of these games and the party will run smoothly.

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Cupcake Walk
Duck Pond
Hidden in Plain Sight
Button Button
Pass the Parcel
Party People
Hula Bubbles
Cup to Cup
Balloon Hop Along
Animal Hat
Musical Drop
Musical Statues
Duck Duck Goose
Cotton Ball Race

Entertaining a preschool child is a very easy thing to do because they are full of curiosity, they have great imaginations and they always want your undivided attention. Use this to your advantage when you have a house full of preschoolers for a party.

You must also remember that preschoolers have lots of energy — sometimes more energy than the adults! They play hard, fast, and furious; then they tire suddenly and get cranky and irritable. Plan for this to happen. Change up what you are doing if you see this. You can always throw in some activity tables where the kids can play alone for awhile;  like a costume dress up station, or pretend kitchen or simply let them run away in a backyard to get some energy out before you serve the cake.

And I probably don't have to tell you, keep the party SHORT!

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Best Advice from Dana Palmer

Picture of Dana Palmer, Owner of Perfect Party Games

Many people come to this site looking for a couple specific games. When they find them, great, the job is done. But there is one thing I want ALL my guests to know regardless of how many or how few pages they read. Therefore, if you see this box again on a few more pages, skip it and move on to finding more games for your event.

But for those reading this for the first time, here is the best advice I can pass on from my many years of experience planning and executing large and small events. Read on…

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” These are great words from A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. I couldn’t agree more. And a solid foundation of organizing and planning is needed for most events. But I am here to tell you even with the BEST organization, no event is going to proceed EXACTLY as planned. You may even have a Plan B, C or D as a back-up. That’s fabulous! But trust me on this one; something will happen that you had no way of anticipating. So what now? Here is the trick. Pay close attention to this because it is the single most important piece of wisdom I can share with my readers.

Are you ready?

Learn to mentally let go of your perfect plans
the minute the party, event, game
or special occasion starts.

That’s it. I could write an entire page on how to “be in the moment” and “have fun at your own party.” But neither of those will happen if you don’t have the mindset that it’s alright to have things turn out differently than you imagined. The good news is that usually what you planned in your head that didn’t come through was never even missed by most.

So if you are going along, playing a game, or any other group activity, and it leads you down a road you didn’t foresee… Enjoy the ride.

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