For ages now, children’s games at festivals still reign supreme. Many, if not all, of the children’s games at festivals have been around for 100s of years, and children along with their parents, still enjoy the excitement and fun that come with these games.
With that said, the following are popular children’s festival games, that may likely will remain popular for some time to come. They may even remain popular when young children of today will become old and grey:
1. Cake Walk
With this game, numbered squares are set up in a ring. The squares would be large enough for one person standing on it. Also, the number of squares should be the same as the players. The players will walk on the squares while the music is playing. Once the music stops, all players must stand still. Then the game operator will draw a number randomly, and the person standing on the number wins.
2. Ring Toss
Ring toss is definitely a classic festival/carnival game. Poles will be set up, and players will attempt to throw hooks on the rings, so they will hook around the rings.
3. Penny Pitch
With the penny pitch, a table is set up with various colored dots of different sizes. Players must exchange their tickets for pennies for throwing. The goal is for players to land pennies on colored dots to win prizes. Otherwise, different sized cups can be used for the penny throwing, instead of using colored dots.
4. Quarter Drop
Used many times to raise money for charities, a few ledges of different sizes are set in a fish tank. The fish tank must be filled with water, and then people must be allowed to try dropping a quart on one of those ledges. Winning occurs when they succeed.
5. Musical Chairs
This is another classic for indoors and outdoors. With this game, there is one more chair than there are players, and there is also music playing. The players must walk around the chairs while the music is playing. However, when the music is turned off, everyone must find a chair to sit in. The player without a chair is out, one more chair is taking away, and the repeat of the previous steps starts again and again, until one is left with a chair. This last one left with a chair wins.
6. Bean Bag Toss
The bean bag toss can be converted easily and suitably into a great, fall festival game. A big pumpkin can be cut out of foam board or plywood. Then, it can be decorated and painted, and then large holes can be cut out to make a jack-o-lantern’s face. Afterwards, players must be placed away from the jack-o-lantern, and must be given a set amount of bean bags to throw at the jack-o-lantern cutout. The player who successfully throws a bean bag through a hole in the jack-o-lantern cutout, wins.