Summer and Class Party Games Guaranteed to Make Kids Smile!

Do you need some fun games to keep your kids busy this summer?  Or maybe you’re a room mom in charge of class party games for a field day?  Been there, done that!  Here are a few tried and true summer and class party games guaranteed to make kids smile! 

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Shower cap Shenanigans

This is a fun class party game but very messy.  If you play this game for a class field day, warn parents that their kids should wear clothes that are ok to get messy in.  This is hands down one of the kids’ favorite fun games.

You will need:

  • An inexpensive shower cap(pick up 8 for $1 at Dollar Tree)
  • shaving cream
  • cheese puffs
  • A timer


  1. Have one kid put on a shower cap and spray shaving cream on it.
Showercap with shaving cream
Make sure they know to never do this without a shower cap on 😉

2. Set the timer for 30 seconds and have the other kid toss cheese puffs onto the other kid’s capCheeseball throw

3. Count how many cheese balls are on the cap.

Cheeesballs on showercap
Count those cheeseballs!

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3.

5. Count again to see who won.

Water bucket- Filler’ Up! Challenge

This summer and class party game involves a lot of water, so be sure to do it outside.

You will need:

  • Buckets
  • Water squirters
  • A timer


  1. Draw a line and have the kids stand behind it with filled water squirters.Water Squirters and bucket
  2. Place a bucket filled with water between the kids so that they can reload during the game.
  3. Place the empty buckets an equal distance away from each kid.Water squirt in bucket class party games
  4. Set a timer for one minute and have the kids try to squirt water into their designated buckets from far away.
  5. Whomever has the most water in the bucket when the timer ends wins the game!Filled buckets

Cheese Ball Races

This summer and class party game is interesting because it requires a bit of patience and determination.  The kids have to use straws and air to move an object along.  You can change the object based on the time of year.  I have used plastic spiders during Halloween parties.  The kids have gone crazy for this game in every classroom we have played it in.

You will need:

  • Cheese balls (or another light object)
  • Straws
  • Chalk or some other line marker


  1. Hand each kid a straw.
  2. Have them stand behind a start line.
  3. Place the cheeseball or other object in front of each kid.
  4. Draw a finish line with chalk on cement, or use washi tape.
  5. Say, “Go!” and have the kids use their own straw to blow their own cheeseball across the line. Make sure they do not use the straws to push the object to the finish line!
  6. The first kid to get their object past the finish line wins!Cheeseball Straw game finish

Cheese Ball Toss

This is sort of like those carnival games where you try to throw a ping pong ball into a cup.  I’ve upped the difficult factor for this one by finding shot glass size cups.  Feel free to use regular size cups for this class party game if your kids are younger.Rainy Day fun-Cheeseball toss

You will need:

  • Cheese balls (or cheddar goldfish, etc.)
  • Small cups (shot glass size)


  1. Have each kid stand behind a line.
  2. Place the cups far away.
  3. Set one-minute timer.
  4. Have the kids toss the cheese balls and try to get the into the cups.
  5. The kid that can toss the most cheese balls into the cups when the timer ends wins.

Scavenger Hunts!

Do you remember doing these as a kid?  I used to love these.  They are minimal work for adults, and the kids love being super sleuths.  I’ve provided a few scavenger printables below for you.  There are different venues for your to hunt.  Some of these can be class party games done during a field day, or at home with family or while out on a trip.

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

You can have the kids do this one alone or together.  Maybe have some ice cream waiting as a prize when they find all of the objects 😉

I have provided a printable for a backyard scavenger hunt here: BackyardScavenger Hunt ASOCALWAYOFLIFEDOTCOM

Have the kids make an “X” on the picture of each item that they find.

I have made a picture printable so that kids of all ages can play.  However, you can go ahead and make your own hand-written list and be as creative as you like!

Beach Scavenger Hunt

The beach is its own form of entertainment.  However, if you are just hanging out all day and the kids need to rest for a minute, this is another fun way to pass the time with minimal energy output.

Check out the printable I created for a beach scavenger hunt here: Beach ScavengerHunt ASOCALWAYOFLIFEDOTCOM

Park Scavenger Hunt

If you want to have something to do after the kids are tired of running around, have them do a park scavenger hunt!

Here is a printable for you to use: ParkScavenger Hunt ASOCALWAYOFLIFEDOTCOM

I hope that you have found some fun ideas here!  I guarantee that your kids or class will have fun with these.


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