This week is my daughters 4th birthday and I’m a little stressed out about it. For her first 3 birthdays, I got away with just having low key dinners and cake with family at home. But, now that she’s hit the fairy phase in her life and has attended more than a few birthdays over the last 4 years, I know I’m not going to get away with doing that this year.
So, I thought a party at our local playground with a small group of kids would be a good place to start. But, what games or things can the children do together? I could break down and rent a jumpy but I feel that’s a bit of a cop out. Though, I have to admit jumpies are great for having kids stay in one place and letting the parents chill out a bit.
I did some research on the computer for “birthday game ideas for 4-year old girls” and found such games as duck, duck goose, kiss the frog, red light green light etc. that can be played by young preschoolers. Then I started thinking how my daughter is a bit shy when it comes to a large groups of kids and since the day is about her, it may be too much? My husband suggested the kids play croquet. But, I pictured a bunch of 4 year olds running around with mallets in their hands and thought maybe that wasn’t such a good idea.
A friend of mine suggested that since the park has but a few trees and is consistently breezy that I go purchase a bunch of $2 kites and have the kids fly them with their parents. That way both the parents and kids can have fun with each other.
So, that’s what I’m thinking of doing. What do you think? Do you have any birthday party ideas for a shy little 4-year old girl?
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