Chil­dren’s birth­day

We celebrate the birthday of a 5-year-old boy: scenarios and competitions

Birth­day is a hol­i­day from which a mir­a­cle is always expect­ed, espe­cial­ly chil­dren. In order for the event to be mem­o­rable and not like last year’s cel­e­bra­tions, it is not at all nec­es­sary to strive to cel­e­brate in anoth­er coun­try or look for an “exot­ic” ani­ma­tor. It is enough to find out in advance from the birth­day man what he is inter­est­ed in. Based on this, it is worth con­sid­er­ing the sce­nario of the event, tak­ing into account the age of the guests.

Rules for organizing a birthday

To make the hol­i­day fun and mem­o­rable, and also like the birth­day man and guests, you need to ful­fill a num­ber of sim­ple require­ments.

  1. Dec­o­rate the room.
  2. Con­sid­er com­pe­ti­tions.
  3. Pre­pare prizes.
  4. Pick up a par­tial musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment of the event.

The first thing that catch­es your eye at any cel­e­bra­tion is the room where the cel­e­bra­tion will take place. Thus, you need to make it as ele­gant as pos­si­ble. Take care of the “Con­grat­u­la­tions” ban­ner, next to it it would be appro­pri­ate to look at a poster reflect­ing the chron­i­cle of the life of the birth­day man. And, of course, bal­loons, which are rare at such an event. Ide­al­ly, you should dec­o­rate the ceil­ing with heli­um bal­loons, and the floor with ordi­nary inflat­able ones. Heli­um can be allod after the hol­i­day to allow guests to take home. And from the inflat­a­bles after the round dance “Loaf” you can make a salute.

It would be nice to reflect the guests on the “Chron­i­cle of the Birth­day” poster, for exam­ple, as a cheer­ful com­pa­ny, since, due to their age, the atten­tion of 5‑year-old chil­dren is attract­ed by what is con­nect­ed with them. You can pre­pare some­thing like a tri­umphal arch for the pas­sage to the cel­e­bra­tion. It can be a dec­o­rat­ed ordi­nary door jamb. Such nuances will be the key to a good mood.

The next step is relat­ed to the selec­tion of com­pe­ti­tions. When think­ing about enter­tain­ment, it should be remem­bered that 5‑year-olds are chil­dren who can­not sit in one place for a long time. Accord­ing­ly, board games, albeit dif­fer­ent ones, will not inter­est them for a long time.

It turns out that games should be both calm (after eat­ing) and mobile.

Guests should not be allod to leave with­out any prizes, which should be pure­ly sym­bol­ic (by no means the same as those of the birth­day man). The fact is that at this age chil­dren have not yet formed a sense of joy for oth­ers. Even com­ing to a friend’s birth­day, kids can be upset because the birth­day boy receives gifts, but they don’t. Presents are giv­en to guests for par­tic­i­pa­tion in com­pe­ti­tions.

This ges­ture will not only make the guest hap­py, but also draw his atten­tion to the game, the com­pe­ti­tion. In com­pe­ti­tions, in order for the hol­i­day to be fun, friend­ship must win, since at this age, as a rule, the abil­i­ties of the guys are not yet equal. It may be that one will con­stant­ly win and the oth­er lose. Such sit­u­a­tions are not with­out tears and spoiled mood.

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Before you start choos­ing con­tests for a 5‑year-old boy, you need to decide whether the par­ty will be themed. These can be hol­i­days in the style of pirates, super­heroes, etc. If you are plan­ning a hol­i­day on a giv­en theme, then you should warn the guests. You can make a note on the invi­ta­tion card “Entrance in cos­tumes.”

Choosing a theme for the celebration

We choose the theme of the hol­i­day, start­ing from the pref­er­ences of the birth­day man. Hav­ing decid­ed on the theme, you need to think over not only the cos­tumes, but also the design of the premis­es, con­tests, prizes, even the menu can reflect the theme of the hol­i­day. Such a uni­fied approach to the cel­e­bra­tion will be not just enter­tain­ing, but with a com­pe­tent approach, it will become an edu­ca­tion­al event.

If the child is mobile, then the top­ic should be relat­ed to vig­or­ous activ­i­ty. For exam­ple, trea­sure hunt (pirate par­ty), city res­cue (super­hero style). If the child is inquis­i­tive, then the theme of the hol­i­day can be a trip to the under­wa­ter world, to Africa, etc.

Suitable contests and games

For a themed hol­i­day, con­tests must be built log­i­cal­ly, that is, there must be a plot. For exam­ple, all com­pe­ti­tions lead to a trea­sure (it can be a cake), or it can be a meet­ing (revival) of a hero. The lat­ter is also asso­ci­at­ed with a cake, if it has a shape, an image of a robot.

It can be inter­est­ing to cel­e­brate a chil­dren’s hol­i­day with­out a spe­cif­ic theme. When a child loves cre­ative activ­i­ties (draw­ing, applique), then theme par­ties, in fact, are not need­ed.

It is enough to take care of the pres­ence of what­man paper (you can use A4 sheets), paints, felt-tip pens or col­ored paper.

For home

If the hol­i­day is held in the fam­i­ly cir­cle, where every­one has a dif­fer­ent age, then the sce­nario of the event should first of all be focused on the age of the birth­day per­son.

  • “Guess who the wish is from.” The birth­day boy pulls out a card and guess­es who it is from (adults should help read the con­grat­u­la­tions).
  • “Col­lec­tive Sto­ry” The birth­day boy calls the first sen­tence, and the rest of the fam­i­ly picks up, and every­one adds accord­ing to the sen­tence.
  • You can con­duct the quest “Find gifts” at home. They can be hid­den in one com­mon place, or you can dis­perse them around the room. The task of the birth­day boy, solv­ing sim­ple puz­zles, is to find every­thing. Tasks can be as fol­lows: “Turn right, go straight, turn left, look behind the clos­et”; “Look in the bright­est room, at the bot­tom of the biggest box”; “Find the thing that Grand­ma made, look in there.”

You can hide all the gifts in one place and call them a trea­sure. Draw a map on which the birth­day boy will find them. A map is, in fact, a dia­gram of an apart­ment where you need to start the route from the front door.

In the cafe

If a chil­dren’s room is rent­ed in a cafe, then the event will prac­ti­cal­ly not dif­fer from the cel­e­bra­tions pre­sent­ed above. If the guests meet briefly at the table, then you should take care of the selec­tion of pas­sive games or con­tests.

  • “Guess by touch.” Every­one is blind­fold­ed (dur­ing the game, chairs must be moved away from the table), chil­dren are giv­en any objects that need to be guessed.
  • “Con­cert”. Each child draws a task token. You will need to tell a poem, sing a song, guess a rid­dle, por­tray a pan­tomime, etc.
  • “Bro­ken Phone” One child thinks of a word and pro­nounces it in a whis­per in the ear of anoth­er. The hid­den word should return to the one who spoke it first, with­out changes.
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Cooking a quest

Quest is a mod­ern event focused on col­lec­tive or indi­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion. Most often, quests are held on the street, but for chil­dren of 5 years old, you can plan a sim­ple com­pe­ti­tion at home. The essence of such events is to find some­thing by ful­fill­ing cer­tain require­ments. The quest at the pirate par­ty, con­nect­ed with the search for a cake, always goes with a bang (you can look for some key instead).

The host (in a pirate cos­tume) and the guys (also dressed as pirates) par­tic­i­pate. Host: “The pirates stole our cake, leav­ing this let­ter behind.” He reads: “If you want the hol­i­day to take place, you need to pre­pare a ran­som for which are ready to return your cake. We are ready to wait 40 min­utes, oth­er­wise give the del­i­ca­cy to oth­ers. Com­plete all our tasks and find out where to find us.

Exercise 1

Guess the encrypt­ed word and you will know what to do next. There are 4 pic­tures on the sheet, from the first let­ters of which you can make the word CABINET. As the word is com­posed, switch the atten­tion of the chil­dren to this sub­ject. From one drar, col­ored paper should peep out slight­ly, where it says “DRAW THE BIRTHDAY”.

Task 2

Chil­dren from the blanks make an appli­ca­tion for the birth­day man, where the next clue “His favorite thing” is hid­den.

Task 3

Chil­dren find the birth­day boy’s favorite toy (car, etc.). They turn it in their hands and find the key in it.

Task 4

The guys deter­mine what it is from, and get into a room where it says “ALL THAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS, CARRY IN THIS BOX” (it is closed). Chil­dren car­ry an appli­ca­tion, a type­writer, mate­ri­als for cre­ativ­i­ty, open a box, and there is a cake.

Script Ideas

After all the guests have gath­ered, there is a knock on the door: the favorite char­ac­ters of the birth­day boy come (these can be dis­guised rel­a­tives or an ani­ma­tor). Char­ac­ter (host): “Hel­lo guys, pass­ing by, I saw an amaz­ing shine com­ing from your win­dows, doors. I became curi­ous, I decid­ed to go to the light and see in hon­or of what the hol­i­day is here. Now I under­stand, this is a name day. As a gift, now will pre­pare a cake with you.

The leader takes the guys by the hand, stands with them in a line, and his assis­tant, mean­while, puts head­bands with the image of berries and fruits on each child’s head. After every­one is ready, the leader begins to spin the “roll” to the last child, encour­ag­ing the chil­dren to do so. Every­one is still hold­ing hands. After the impromp­tu cake is ready, every­one stands in a cir­cle and sings “Loaf”.

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Char­ac­ter (host): “We got a nice cake, but where is the banana?” The game “Catch up with banana, orange and stuff” begins. The game should be unex­pect­ed, chil­dren should know what fruit their rim is marked with. After the words “where is it …” the child runs away with this image.

Char­ac­ter (host): “What clever guys live here: fruits couldn’t escape us. Now they are all on the table, it’s time to eat, I have some­thing else for you. Chil­dren leave the table as they have a snack. The host divides them into two teams, the task of each of which is to be the loud­est (chil­dren must stomp, clap and shout “Yes”).

Char­ac­ter (host): “I will now sing a song, if you agree with me, then stomp, clap and shout“ Yes. If you do not agree, then you need to stand qui­et­ly.

“Tell me friends

What is pos­si­ble and what is not.

Let me know what you agree with and what you don’t.

Do I need to wash my hands with soap and water before eat­ing?

Brush your teeth, wash your ears, help every­one in the neigh­bor­hood and offend your sis­ter.

Climb a big fence, bold­ly swim in a pud­dle

Read the book in the evening and scratch some­thing there.

Make feed­ers for ani­mals

Scat­ter toys at home

Do not be lazy, do not tease, but say thank you.

Need to fight at night, not sleep,

And water the flors

Lis­ten to grand­par­ents, do not eat vit­a­mins.

We watch car­toons all night long.

I need to help my mom and dad in the morn­ing.”

Char­ac­ter (host): “Here you are smart, friends, it’s impos­si­ble to deceive you. And now it’s time to take a pho­to for mem­o­ry. It is desir­able that a large frame in the form of a pic­ture frame be pre­pared in advance.

Chil­dren stand out­side the frame, and adults take pic­tures of them.

Candy soup game

Chil­dren are divid­ed into 2 teams, which are built on one side of the room, and on the oth­er side there are 2 iden­ti­cal hand­fuls of sets on the chairs. Each team has its own bowl. The task of the chil­dren is to trans­fer the sets into the cup with a spoon. Who­ev­er did it faster, he won.

Char­ac­ter (leader): “Here are the smart ones, friends, it’s time for us to dance.” Chil­dren stand in a checker­board pat­tern and dance. Bal­loons are scat­tered on the floor. The task of the guys is to col­lect as many balls as pos­si­ble and try to keep them. The music plays for a few sec­onds, then stops, and then plays again. Char­ac­ter (host): “We played, friends, it would be time for us to relax, con­grat­u­late the birth­day man and cor­rect the mood with a cake.”