Want to throw an awesome jungle theme party?
We have the perfect ideas for your jungle theme party games and decorations. I’ll start with some super fun jungle games. My jungle party games offer a variety of games from simple and easy to elaborate D.I.Y. games that will take a little creative elbow grease from you, others are as easy as pick and click to purchase. Let's get this party started with some awesome jungle games!
Jungle Fruit Bop
The children have a blast playing this jungle theme party game! To play the children pass around the jungle fruit (balloons of different shape and size) while dancing to the music. When the music stops all the explorers grab a fruit and freeze. You then pull a child’s name out of the bag and that child must pop open their fruit and complete the jungle challenge inside. These challenges are simple and fun and geared to their age level. Some fun challenges can include:
- Acting like a monkey, lion, snake, bear etc.. for 30 seconds.
- Rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time.
- Give a bear hug to the person standing next to you.
- Sing your favorite song.
- Stand on your head.
- Stand on one foot and clap your hands.
- Crabwalk across the floor.
- Stuff a marshmallow in your mouth and sing your abc’s
Use your imagination when coming up with challenges and give prizes out for effort. Have twice as many balloons prepared as there are players. This ensures every child has a balloon when the music stops. Start with one balloon for every child then add one after every round.
After the challenge is completed that child receives a prize, and the game continues until all the children have received a prize. This fun jungle party game is always a hit.
Catch a Lion by the Tail
Another game that will go great with your jungle theme party is catch a tiger by his tail. It has all the fun of a piñata without the frustration! You (or another fun spirited adult) must play the loin. You don’t have to wear a full lions costume but you will need a tail. The guests must chase the lion and, you guessed it, try to catch her by the tail. When she is caught she throws out candy and escapes again while all the children are collecting scooping it up. Then the chase is on again! This game continues until all the candy is gone. To make a tail you can use something as simple as a scrap of cloth or rope tied around your waist with a long piece hanging down the back.
Of course if you’d rather go with a traditional piñata try:
Jungle Obstacle Course
In this jungle theme party game the children must make it through our Jungle obstacle course to save the baby animals and return them to their mother. You can create obstacle out of so many things. You can even put mini games into the course. Here are just a few ideas:
- Running through hula hoops
- Jumping on a pile of cushions or pillows ( a great finale)
- Limbo limbo limbo!
- Feed the hippo ( use toy balls for the food and a bucket or basket for the hippo )
- Pop a balloon
- Make it through the quicksand ( make rocks from cheap metal bowls from the dollar store or even cut from poster board). They must step on the rocks avoiding the quicksand (ground) to get to the next obstacle
- Climb through a hallow log ( perfect if you have, or can borrow a play tunnel)
- Swing from vines (ropes hanging from tree)
Lily Pad Relay
For this jungle theme party game you’ll need four lily pads, two for each team. You can make these out of green poster board. Divide the players into two teams. One person from each team goes at a time. They must use their lily pads to make it to the finish line and back without touching the ground. They do this by hopping on one lily pad the putting the other in front of them and hopping on that. When they return to the start they pass the lily pads to the next player. The team that finishes first wins.
If you’d rather not play with winners, simply let each child collect a small prize or piece of candy after finishing their turn.
Feed the Alligator
Get the Snakes!
Baby hippo wants to play in the water hole but she’s too afraid because of all the snakes! In this jungle theme party game the little explorers help her out by using craft sticks to remove the toy snakes from the water hole (kiddie pool filled with shredded paper) and into the snake keeper (basket).
Each child receives two craft sticks that they use to pick up with snakes with. The children work as a team to get them all out.
Jungle Safari Party
For this jungle theme party game you’ll need to print out pictures of many different animals and their animal babies and glue them on index cards. Divide the baby animals among all the players and hide the mommy animals throughout the playing area. The children must help find the mommy animal for every baby animal card they have.
Face Painting Fun
The children march to the music across jungle animal mats. Each mat has a picture of a different animal. When the music stops all the children have to stand on a mat and become whatever animal they landed on. To create mats just draw or print and paste pictures of animals on to poster board.
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