10 Indoor Party Games for Kids

No backyard? No problem! Had to move your party inside due to bad weather? Don't worry about it! Turn your living room into a full blown carnival with this list of 10 exciting indoor party games! Build your own ring toss, race through a life-size board game, or enjoy a rousing game of balloon tennis! 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Box Toss
    Box Toss

    (Ages 9-16)

    Inspired by the game of Corn Hole, this simple tossing contest uses recycled cardboard boxes (or KiwiCo crates!) Set up in the backyard and see who gets the most points. For tossing objects, try whiffle balls, ping pong balls or even walnuts!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Life Size Board Game

    Stuck inside? Use up some energy with this giant, life-sized board game.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Tilt-to-Win
    Tilt-to-Win

    (Ages 3-8)

    Make your own arcade game with a few simple supplies!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Can Toss Tumble
    Can Toss Tumble

    (Ages 3-11)

    We created this game for my 7-year-old's carnival themed birthday party. It was such an easy and inexpensive game to put together, and the kids loved it! You could alter this to fit any theme or just use it to keep the kids active when it's too cold to go outside.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Balloon Tennis
    Balloon Tennis

    (Ages 3-11)

    In our home, we love using chalk and bubbles for instant outdoor entertainment, but since it's much too cold for that, we had to find winter alternatives. Let me introduce my indoor replacement for bubbles -- balloons! To kick things up a notch, we made simple racquets out of paper plates and craft sticks for a round of indoor-friendly balloon tennis. Let the games begin!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Football
    Paper Football

    (Ages 5-8)

    Are you the type that would rather play football than sit down and watch it? Get creative and have fun playing with this miniature football game!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Make-a-Monster Game

    I've always been inspired by the underlying messages of Dr. Seuss's books. I love that they encourage coloring outside of the lines, trying new things, and exploring creativity in unconventional ways. As a treat for our kid testers, we pulled together this quick game challenging them to explore creativity and get a little goofy! We loved seeing the creatures they dreamed up which were all a little wild and very silly.

    Click here to download our printable game board to start playing!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Plate Ring Toss

    We designed and created our own little game of ring toss that uses super simple household materials. The kids had so much fun practicing their tossing skills that they wanted to paint more paper rings! If you’re looking for an easy-to-make afternoon activity that provides hours of fun, try this paper plate ring toss.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Mouse Hole Roll
    Mouse Hole Roll

    (Ages 3-11)

    For my son's 7th birthday, he decided that he wanted a Circus theme, so we set out to make a bunch of homemade carnival games. The kids had as much fun making the games as they did playing them! They were so simple to make and saved us a bunch of money, so we didn't have to buy expensive games from the party store! That made for a happy birthday boy and a happy Mommy!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Bow and Arrow
    Bow and Arrow

    (Ages 5-11)

    Build your own bow and arrow and see if you can hit a target! Host a competition and see who can get the most points. 


Get inspired!