Looking for a great birthday party game for kids? I’ve got one that’s fun, keeps everyone involved, and celebrates the birthday boy or girl in a totally unique way! I am talking about the fun “pass the present” game known as the Left-Right Birthday Party Game! And I've created a free printable that you can download to play!
What You'll Need for Left-Right Birthday Party Game
This game can be played two ways at a birthday party:
- You can play it where everyone will get the chance to open a small gift, in which case you’ll need a small wrapped gift for each party guest.
- OR you can play with just one wrapped gift that gets passed around according to the directions in the story- and there’s just one winner to the game!
It’s up to you!
But it is more fun (and funny!) if most of the gifts are silly, age-appropriate “gag” gifts, and if you are playing where everyone wins- then make one or two “desirable gifts”.
But no matter how you play- all gifts should be inexpensive!
How to Play the Left-Right Birthday Party Game
Have everyone sit in a circle, and place the gifts in the center. Starting with the birthday boy or girl- each guest picks a gift.
(Or if you are playing the one winner version, have the birthday boy or girl start with the gift.)
Now read the Left-Right story aloud, passing gifts LEFT and RIGHT as the story describes.
At the end of the story- the gift or gifts get opened!
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The Left-Right Party Game Story
The magic in this whole game- is the great story about the birthday boy or girl that initiates the present-passing.
And I’ve got a fun free printable story that tells the tale of how the birthday boy or girl thought their birthday had been forgotten by all of their family and friends!
Party guests will laugh along with the story- all while focusing on hoping that the gift they want will come their way!
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Would your kids enjoy playing this Left-Right Birthday Party Game?
I’m very confused. I subscribed and was sent the link. I clicked, entered the password and I’m not able to download anything. How can I download the games?
Sharon Rowley says
I’m sorry you are having issues. If you are trying this from a phone or tablet, I suggest you try from a laptop or desktop. Hundreds of people download these printables every week!
I’m unable to get the download.. I added my name and email.. Did wht was asked. But still haven’t got the download yet…
Sharon Rowley says
Once you subscribe you’ll be taken to a thank you page where you can print out the game.
I don’t seem able to print your left/right birthday letter game. I keep subscribing & giving my email but I never advance to letter or print. Please Help! Thank you from Grandma
Sharon Rowley says
You can add your name and email to the subscribe box and you will be brought to the thank you page where you can download the game, and you will not be added to the list twice.
You can also find the link to my printables library in every email that I send. If you bookmark the library you’ll always be able to find what you need.
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