Space birthday games: 10 Simple and fun ideas
Space is an excellent theme for a birthday party! It’s very versatile and captures kids’ imaginations, whether with the solar system or aliens. Here are some space birthday game ideas to liven up your party! Also Read: Drawing For Kids Easy
Space birthday games
1. Throw Asteroids
Make asteroids out of balls, potatoes, or anything rounded wrapped in foil. Cut holes in a cardboard box with holes of different sizes for different points and let the children launch their asteroids (3 or 5 per child): the highest score wins the game (or expect small prizes depending on the number of points for each player to be a winner). You can also do this with bins at different distances or marks on the ground.
2. Planet Hunt
Print (or draw) and cut out planet shapes, and hide them all over your house or garden. Once the children have found them all, they must correctly place them on a solar system map.
3. Find and Communicate with Alien Life
Hide aliens all over your play area (kids can draw them). On the back of each, you can write a challenge on how to communicate with this alien: one could be rubbing your belly and patting your head, another could be jumping while singing a little song, one another could be talking with the hands, etc.
4. Space Treasure Hunt
This downloadable and printable space treasure hunt will take children on an adventure where they must find all the planets of the solar system and the sun! This game features 10 space-themed clues for players to crack. This treasure hunt can be played anywhere as it is designed so that the organizer can decide the hiding places.
This game is perfect for a space-themed party for 9-12-year-olds (there is also a version for 6-8-year-olds). If your space theme revolves around aliens, I recommend this alien scavenger hunt instead to download and print!
5. Moon Rock Hunt
Place letters or words in plastic eggs and wrap them in foil to turn them into moon rocks! Hide them all over your play area. The children must then find them and turn them into a word (or phrase) related to the space. Variation for a moon rock hunt: paint small rocks with glow-in-the-dark paint, hide them in a large room, and turn off the lights. Give them a specified time to search for moon rocks. Whoever sees the most beats a reward.
6. Catch the alien
This is one of the best space birthday games. And I think it gives a fun twist on the traditional pinata. You or another adult put on an alien mask, and the kids have to try to catch you with their space weapons (hoops). When the alien is caught, he throws down a handful of candies for his release. Do you see the link with the pinata? But it’s even more fun! This game continues until there are no more candies.
As an alternative to hula hoops, you can make laser sticks out of rolled-up aluminum foil and have the kids touch the alien with them. You will also need an alien mask (make your own or buy here) and a bag of candies.
7. Solar System Challenge
In this space-themed party game, young astronauts must collect all the planets in our solar system (plus Pluto) and send them back to their team’s guardians. They must then put them in the correct order to win the game. This game can be played in two teams or one large team for a non-competitive version.
You can draw the planets or print them on card stock—Mask two sets of worlds around the playing site. Teams are only allowed to pick up one from each planet. Provide a pinboard for each team to place their planets on.
8. Astronaut training:
Astronauts must be in top shape! Create an obstacle course to prepare bodies for space adventures. 10 jumps to catch stars, passing through a tunnel, 10 squats to avoid asteroids, walking on rocks (cushions, etc.) to avoid falling into holes, crawling under a table, etc.
9. Ring of Saturn
Place a ball on the floor as the planet Saturn and challenge the children to throw a hoop around it. Let them try at different distances!
10. Don’t drop the asteroids
In this space-themed birthday game, little explorers of the universe must keep all the asteroids (balloons) in the air to music. When the music stops, they all catch an asteroid, and you call out a color. Whoever holds an asteroid of that color must pop it and complete the challenge to win a prize. The play restarts until all runners have welcomed a bonus.
It would help if you had balloons of all colors and challenges before popping them. Challenges should be simple, such as moonwalking, singing your favorite song in a funny voice, saying the alphabet backward, filling your mouth with marshmallows and singing happy birthday, patting your head while rubbing your belly, etc.