5 Fun Games for Kids to Play in a Bouncy Castle
Bouncy castles can give your kids and his or her guests hours of fun during a birthday party, or any similar event. After all, with a bouncy castle hire in Dubai, the little ones will never get tired of bouncing around and exploring the different nooks of the inflatable.
But as the party host or parent of the celebrant, you can still make the hours the kids spend playing in the bouncy castle more fun and enjoyable. You can do this by letting them play these fun games:
1. Musical statues
Musical statues is already a fun game for kids. Letting them play this while they are in the bouncy castle will add another level of excitement to the game.
Play some upbeat or dance music and instruct the kids to dance while walking or bouncing on the inflatable. When the music stops, the kids should freeze in place or stand still. The one who falls over or moves will be out.
Let the game run until only one child remains and is crowned the winner.
2. Capture the flag
Although this game is typically played outdoors, with a few tweaks, you can let the kids enjoy playing it inside the inflatable.
Divide the kids into two teams and assign them to opposite walls inside the bouncy castle. Next, designate a color to each team which will be represented by their flag. Instruct them to hang the flag in the middle of their wall.
The object of the game is to capture the other team’s flag. Each team will have to work closely and come up with strategies to get their opponent’s flag.
The winning group is the one which captures the flag of the other team first.
3. Balloon attack
For this game, you need to prepare plenty of small balloons in two colors.
Divide the kids into two groups and have them stand on opposite sides of the bouncy castle. Assign each side a color. Next, place an equal amount of each color of balloons in the middle of the inflatable.
To play the game, the players need to toss their balloons to the opposing side without crossing the line and, at the same time, try to keep the other color of balloons out of their side.
When time is up, count the balloons on each side. The team with the least amount of the opposing team’s color of balloons wins.
4. Egg and spoon race
The traditional egg and spoon race is played in a lawn. But by replacing the real eggs with plastic ones, this game can be safely played inside a bouncy castle without the mess.
Split the kids into two teams. Inside the bouncy castle, designate a starting point and place a mark near opposite side where the kids can make a U-turn and go back to the starting area.
When you say go, one child from each team will put an egg on a spoon. Each player will then hold the spoon in his or her mouth and walk or bounce to get to the U-turn point and go back to the starting area.
If a child drops the egg, he or she will have to go back to the starting point and start the race the again. The team that finishes navigating the course the fastest wins.
5. Port and starboard
Lastly, end the game with something that will get the kids exercising their brains.
Gather all the children inside the inflatable. Next, make sure they memorize these commands:
- Port – the children will run to one side of the inflatable.
- Starboard – the children will run to the opposite side of the bouncy castle.
- The captain is coming – the children will have to stand in attention and salute.
- Sharks ahoy – the children will have to keep jumping until the next command is given.
- Climb the rigging – the children need to pretend they are climbing a rope.
- Submarines – the children will simply lay on the floor.
Kids who do the wrong actions are out of the game. The last child left in the game will be declared the winner.
Kids will also have fun whenever they use their imagination as they play inside the inflatable. So don’t forget to give the children time for some free play inside the bouncy castle as well.
Aside from getting help with cleaning before and after the celebration, renting a bouncy castle is one of the best investments you can make to ensure your child’s birthday party is fun and memorable. By letting the kids play some games and get great rewards, they will even have a more enjoyable and unforgettable time.
In 2008, Managing Director and Founder of The Big Moo Events Lorate Hamzeh left a successful career in Human Resources to venture into the niche market of children’s entertainment. By introducing the UAE to Singing Telegrams, Lorate attracted the attention of the children’s entertainment market with a collection of fun mascots. Within a year, Lorate added children’s entertainers and bouncers to the company’s ever-growing list of services, and the rest was history.