Harry Potter birthday games: ideas for fun
Who am I (5 years +): A good Harry Potter birthday game to break the ice at the start of the party. When the children arrive, stick a piece of paper on their backs on which you have written the name of a character from the Harry Potter books (give the more accessible characters to the younger ones). The kids must then drive around the space, inviting questions about their character. Also Read: Vegetable Name For Kids
Quidditch (3 years +)
- Play quidditch in the garden.
- Set up two goals at each end and give each player a broomstick to kick a ball towards the appropriate goal.
- Explain to the children that you are playing the muggle quidditch version of the game because no one can fly!
For older children, you can get closer to the fundamental rules of Muggle quidditch by getting a broom for each player, a Quaffle (a medium-sized ball), two Bludgers (two dark balls) and a Golden Snitch ( a yellow ball). Here are some super easy to use rules:
1. The broom should stay between your legs at all times.
2. Pass the Quaffle from one player to another. You cannot exceed three steps with the ball in hand.
3. If a Bludger hits you, you must freeze in place for three seconds.
4. If you catch the Snitch, you win.
5. Two hoops serve as goals for the Quaffle.
One of the best Harry Potter birthday games. You will need a few treats: mini marshmallows, M&Ms, or Smarties are ideal. You will also need a pair of chopsticks decorated with stickers to look like magic wands and a pair of dice. Players sit in a circle around the treats and chopsticks and take turns rolling the dice. If a player rolls a double, they rush to the circle’s centre and start eating the treats, using only the chopsticks to pick them up.
He can continue to eat until another player doubles and takes his place. The game can be longer and more fun by adding some clothes to the circle’s centre: maybe a wizard’s hat and Harry Potter glasses.
How about creating your treasure hunt? For example, you can tell the children that each area they will hunt in has a particular name. For example, the garden could be Hogwarts castle. The living room could be Diagon Alley.
The kitchen could be Hagrid’s cabin, etc. Write down your clues so that the children find a letter in each place. All the letters can be put back in order at the end to create a word from Harry Potter: Hogwarts or other.
Pictionary Harry Potter
Create cards with things to draw from the world of Harry Potter. Participants draw a card and draw what is on it while other people on their team try to guess. The person drawing is not allowed to include any symbols (like letters or numbers) in the drawing and cannot say anything while making the drawing.
Have inflated balloons in the room, and the children must hold them in the air using their chopsticks and saying “Wingardium Leviosa”. This is one of the most accessible Harry Potter birthday games to make, and lots of kids love it.
Bring all the kids up to a table of weird-tasting jelly beans—these candies with weird flavours like pepper, weed, sausage, etc. Put different tastes in bowls and give the kids a chance to try each flavour. Some flavours are a little hard to swallow, but that’s the whole Harry Potter theme. Also Read: Kids Education Learning
A child is blindfolded, and the others form a tight circle around him. Those around the circle can make many different noises, but only one moan like Moaning Mimi. The blindfolded child must try to find Moaning Mimi within a given time limit (a minute or two works well). Variation: only one person makes a noise (Mimi Whining), but she can move around the circle. Whoever is blindfolded must follow and catch Mimi Whining.
That’s What I Love About You
A central theme in the Harry Potter books is that love (including friendship) is the most potent magic. At your Harry Potter birthday party, have each child write something they love about each other. Be sure to monitor them so that the comments stay positive, then introduce each child to the comments that others have made about them. Roll the notes together and tie some with a ribbon for each child.