Need to pick your mombrains; b-day activity ideas needed :)
Hi there, DD is having her second birthday party in a week and a half. We will have four other kids there, and their ages are 5, 4, 3 and 3. I don't think I can do games because they're too young to 'get' it, so what do I do? I will have coloring pages and crayons out, and I have some toys like Lincoln Logs, a Bilibo, a Rody jumping horse, and sit and spin. I'm at a loss about what other activities I could have out for them to do. I just thought that if I have some stuff siting out they can just play instead of trying to get them to do games with rules (that my DD won't be able to do for sure, and probably not the three year olds either). Any idea of any other activities? Thanks in advance!
EDIT- I am getting some great responses to this question. There are so many things I never would have thought of-THANK YOU! Some people have gone into some very thoughtful detail, which I do appreciate. If there are any further replies, I thought I'd supply a little more info. We're having a pizza party, so after everyone is there, we will all eat. We can have some play time then until we get the table cleaned off and the food stuff put away, and this is the time that we'd have a game if we have one. Then we will have presents, then cake/icecream and then if kids want to play a bit but by then they will probably be ready to go. I have party favor boxes to give them as they are leaving because my MIL doesn't want them leaving their favors all over her downstairs for her dog to later eat. There isn't a whole lot of time for games since we are eating a meal but I think I have some good ideas of some things to add to what I already have.