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Kids Party Games – Advice on Prizes

So your kids turning six and you are dreading having twenty screaming six year olds running around your home out of control!  Right?  Never fear, party games are the answer.  This article will give you some good advice about prizes. Believe it or not giving out prizes at a kids birthday party is not compulsory. Kids can have ample fun just playing the games.

You can have a successful kids party that is fun for everyone.  Seriously!  The party games you decide to go with can make or break your party.  Not to mention making or breaking you!  So select the games that best suit the age of the kids attending.  What ever you do don’t stress about the prizes.. if you choose to have any.

There are many games to choose from, some which suit both young and old.  All you need to do is make sure you are organized, understand the rules and include all kids in the fun.  For the shyer ones get them to help you with the music or holding your whistle even your hand.  They will adore you for including them.

There are a number of opinions around about prizes and whether to give them out and if that is your choice – how to go about it. I prefer the no prize option and the reasons are simple.

1. Prizes get in the way of the fun. The fun is in playing fun games. Kids get all anxious and eager for the prizes when they are on offer. My experience with kids party’s has shown me that they don’t even think about prizes unless they are on offer.

2. There is less to organise.

3. There is less to pay for.

4. You don’t need to worry about making sure every one has won the same number of prizes.

You can always hand out party bags at the end, there is also the birthday cake and any food you decide to serve, be warned though, these will probably take a back seat to the party games too. If you do decide to give out prizes then the following suggestions will help to keep things simple and fun. Select one for your party or a combination.

1. Keep the prizes simple, such as a small lolly, candy, lollipop or sticker.

2. Use a lucky dip box to hand out the prizes.

3. Play some games with prizes and some with out. Announce at the start of the game if there is a prize attached.

4. Play a set of say three or four games then offer everyone a prize.

5. Give every one a prize at the end of each game.

6. Keep all the prizes the same.

You can now put away your dread and actually look forward to the fun and hilarity of your kids party.  Those six year olds will be putty in your hands.  Enjoy!

Halloween Activities for Kids

The range of different types of Halloween activities for kids is huge. When Halloween gets closer there are so many different things that you can do with kids. There are Halloween games that the kids can play, Halloween crafts they can do, Halloween food that they can make and pumpkin activities to do.

If you are looking for Halloween activities for kids you might consider different types of games that the kids can play. Halloween games aren’t just for parties. There are lots of games that can be played by two or three kids at home. One great Halloween activity for kids is to get them making their own games. Kids can make a Halloween board game or a Halloween bingo game. They can also make a card game with pairs of matching cards and play the game like the game of concentration. The best part about making a Halloween game is that kids can have fun making the game and then have even more fun playing the game.

Kids might like to try making their own Halloween board game. They can draw a track that zigzags across the board and then decorate it with Halloween characters. The track can be divided into spaces and each space can be numbered. Some spaces might have a reward written on them and some might have a hazard on them. The reward might be something like, ‘The ghost that caught you is friendly. Go forward 3 spaces’. The hazard might say, ‘The vampire has caught you. Miss a turn.’ The track can start a the Haunted House and go to your house.

There are also many different Halloween crafts that kids can make. They can create cards for their friends or they can create decorations. Kids can make ghosts, bats or spiders to decorate the house or to decorate outside the house. They can also create masks that might even form part of their Halloween costume.

A simple Halloween craft is to make spiders with egg cartons painted black and pipe cleaners for the spider legs. Add red eyes and you have a simple Halloween decoration. Another simple craft is to paint a paper plate orange and cut out a pumpkin face. Add a green stem to the top and some elastic string to tie it and you have a pumpkin mask.

There are also some tasty Halloween activities for kids that you might like to try. The kids might enjoy doing some cooking and creating some Halloween food. They could create their own recipes or you can search for Halloween recipes online. They can make gooey treats with jelly, cut faces out of sandwiches or make a revolting looking brew to drink.

Of course it isn’t Halloween without a few pumpkins around the place. Many Halloween activities for kids involve pumpkin carving but this isn’t all that you can do with pumpkins. Pumpkin carving is great Halloween craft but if the kids are too little to try this, they might be able to try pumpkin painting instead. They can paint faces on the pumpkin instead of carving the pumpkin.

There are lots of different Halloween activities for kids that you can use to keep kids busy at Halloween. Try some Halloween crafts. Try some Halloween games and try some Halloween cooking.

Practice Typing For Kids

Typing has now become a crucial part of our lives where the use of computers is so common everywhere. It has now become a part of our everyday life. To become an expert at this, we should start it young. It is no wonder kids are set to an early start to learn typing. There are great many tools that are designed to help practice typing for kids. Some programs have been written especially for this purpose. These programs come in the form of typing lessons or games.

Kids can either indulge in games to help them learn the alphabet or typing lessons to help them learn the keys on the keyboard. No matter which method they choose, the motive is still the same i.e. practice typing for kids. Apart from honing their skill in typing, these programs are highly educational for the kids.

You can even download some of these games or lessons free from the internet. There are also those that charge a fee for their program or online access to the lessons. The good part about having these lessons from the internet is that these typing programs can allow the kids to pick up typing skill easily, all in the comfort of their homes. There is no need to source for a tuition center or even a tutor.

In addition, these programs have been written to resemble computer games and therefore some may find this type of software an effective way to encourage and hold the interest of their kids. More practice would mean more improvement in their typing skills!

This is definitely a fun and easy way to practice typing for kids. Some games are suitable for kid and adults alike. Adults too can take this as an opportunity to try out and experience it in order to assess the efficiency of these typing programs for kids.