Some Traditional Party Games for under 5s

Friday, 22 November 2013

Parties for 5 and under

For children’s parties under the age of 5 there is no real point in putting together a complicated plan. Younger kids aged 3 or 4 should be quite happy playing with any toys that happen to be around and will play amongst themselves. This blissful play will only last so long before they start losing interest, when this happens gather them all together and play a simple game. To help you out we have categorised children’s game including some very traditional ones.
 With luck after a quick couple of games some peace may be restored and allow them to play amongst themselves again. At this young age probably the most important thing is the food jelly and ice cream is always a favourite. Also a balloon and a small present to take home is a good idea even if it’s only a small bag of sweets.
Tradition Nursery Rhymes with actions


Pat a cake

Pat a cake, pat a cake, bakers man (clap hands or pat thighs)
Bake me a cake as quick as you can (wave hands about quickly)
Pat it and prick it, and mark it with “B” (Pat thighs then pretend to make holes with a pin and finally draw the letter B in the air)
Put it in the oven for baby and me (pretend to open an oven door, slide a cake in and close the door)
Pocket full of Rye
Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of Rye (put your hands in your pockets)
Four and twenty Blackbirds (flap arms like wings)
Baked in a Pie (pretend to mix dough)
When the pie was opened (make cutting motions)
The birds began to sing (whistle or chirrup)
Wasn’t that a dainty dish
To set before a king (Carry an imaginary tray and put it on a table)
The king was in his counting house
Counting out his money (pretend to count money)
The maid was in the garden
Hanging out the clothes (pretend to peg clothes to a line)
When down came a blackbird (flap arms like wings)
And pecked off her nose (hold both hands up to your nose)

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,  (sit on the Floor)
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.(roll over on to your side)
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again (sit back up and shake your head)

Other Nursary Rhymes
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.[1]

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes
Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And doesn't know where to find them;
Leave them alone, And they'll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them
Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said 'What a good boy am I!
The Queen of Hearts
She made some tarts,
All on a summer's day;
The Knave of Hearts
He stole those tarts,
And took them clean away.
The King of Hearts
Called for the tarts,
And beat the knave full sore;
The Knave of Hearts
Brought back the tarts,
And vowed he'd steal no more

Ding, dong, bell,
Pussy’s in the well.
Who put her in?
Little Johnny Flynn.
Who pulled her out?
Little Tommy Stout.
What a naughty boy was that,
To try to drown poor pussy cat,
Who ne’er did him any harm,
But killed all the mice in the farmer's barn

Simple Simon met a pieman,
Going to the fair;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Let me taste your ware.
Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
Show me first your penny;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Indeed I have not any.
Simple Simon went a-fishing,
For to catch a whale;
All the water he had got,
Was in his mother's pail.
Simple Simon went to look
If plums grew on a thistle;
He pricked his fingers very much,
Which made poor Simon whistle