Toddler Birthday Parties: Inflatable Bouncy House Ideas
If you have a toddler, hosting a birthday party can be a fun way to connect with friends and family. Toddlers, however, require specific needs that older kids simply don't have. Renting a bouncy house for their birthday can address many of their specific needs.
Here are some bouncy house games ideas specifically designed for toddlers.
There are few things toddlers love more than stuffed animals and crawling around places. Unfortunately, they aren't aways steady enough on their feet to walk or run without the risk of falling or wondering in the wrong direction.
A bouncy house provides a contained environment and soft surface. You can have your toddlers hold stuffed animal races to interject some fun and safe competition into your toddlers party. The rules of the game are pretty simple: 1) have each child pick a stuffed animal and 2) select a novel way for them get their stuffed animal from one side of the bouncy house to the other.
For instance, you may have your toddler crawl, balancing the stuffed animals on their back or you might have them scoot on their bottoms to move the stuff animals with their feet. It's important to discourage running or even fast walking in the bouncy house to prevent potentially painful collisions between competitors.
Once all the racing is done, you can give each competitor a medal to commemorate their accomplishment.
Duck, Duck, BOUNCE!
Your toddler probably loves the game duck, duck, goose. You can modify this classic childhood game for a bouncy house with a few simple modifications.
For instance, instead of having everyone sit during the game, you can make the object of the game to only choose players when their feet are touching the ground. If you have slightly older toddlers, you can make the child doing the tagging to have their feet in the air when they try to tag someone to be "it."
Simon Says, "BOUNCE!"
Another variation of a classic childhood game is Simon says. In this case, the object of the game would be to memorize the sequence of moves suggested by each participant.
For instance, one child might say, "Simon says bounce on your bottom." The next competitor would need to say, "Simon says bounce on your bottom and do a jumping jack." This game would progress until every player has a turn. Bouncy houses are the perfect space for this game because kids are contained and playing on a softer surface.
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