If you have a little one who loves all things dragon then there’s a pretty good chance you might be throwing a dragon themed birthday party at some point, meaning you’ll need some inspiration for dragon themed party games for kids.
In fact even if the theme isn’t dragons these are still fun games and are sure to go down well with children at a party. Especially if the theme is related such as a harry potter party, a princess party or a superhero party.
Once kids are about 5 and over, pinatas tend to be a popular party game that can entertain them for a surprisingly long time as they take it in turns to whack the pinata trying to smash it to pieces.
Getting kids to slay the dragon to collect the treasure couldn’t be more appropriate for a dragon themed party. You could even fill the pinata with gold coins and trinkets or dragon toys instead of the usual sweets.
Pin the Tail on the Dragon
This classic party game works for any party theme. You can pin the pin the patch on the pirate for a pirate themed party, pin the wings of the fairy, pin the tail on the dinosaur etc. It’s another great game that everyone can have a go at and causes lots of laughs.
A Dragon Egg Hunt
A dragon egg hunt or dinosaur egg hunt is great fun. You can get reusable eggs that you can paint and even fill with treats or toys, hide chocolate eggs, or even papier mache or frozen eggs, although the latter only really works if you can be outside otherwise they make a mess.
Egg hunts or other treasure hunts are great either with clues for older children or as a free for all for younger kids. You could even create a treasure map for them to follow.
The eggs can also double up as great party favours.
Dragon Tail Tag
Ideally for this game you need a dragon tail but it’s not essential. Line up all the party goers and have them either hold hands or put their hands on each other’s waists. The person at the front is the head of the dragon and they have to try and tag the person at the bag of line or grab their tail. Once tagged the person at the head moves to the back of the line and they all go again.
A classic game that can easily be adapted to a dragon theme. Pick a couple of dragon hunters and get everyone else to lie down as still and quietly as possible. The dragon hunters then try to make the dragons move or laugh. And the last sleeping dragon wins.