Kid Party Ideas

A perfect dish for kids who like to play Hockey or Lacrosse!

If you're looking for fun kid party ideas, you've come to the right place!

Games like End Zone Scoop Ball are great because they combine skills from games that kids already know, like lacrosse, hockey, football, and baseball. Playing a hybrid game that combines skills from different sports allows kids to have fun playing without having to worry about "getting it right."

Plus, End Zone Scoop Ball can help burn off some of that energy from the cake and ice cream!

Kid Party Ideas
Recipes for Play!
Serves: ages 8+ # Servings: 4-12 kids Prep: 10 mins


  • 1 whiffle ball (or tennis ball, yarn ball)
  • 1 scoop for each player (can use plastic milk cartons with bottoms cut off)

Set Up:

  • Need a playing area about the size of a basketball court.
  • Divide players into 2 teams of no more than 6 each (more than 6 limits involvement of players.)
  • Establish boundaries – A rectangle with 2 sidelines and 2 endlines with end zones about 10 feet beyond endlines.


  • The ball can be caught, thrown, or scooped off the ground with the scoops only.
  • Any use of the hands on the ball will result in a turnover with the ball awarded to the other team and thrown in from the nearest sideline.
  • The game begins by “facing the ball.” One player from each team comes to the center line, and the leader places the ball on the ground between their scoops. On a signal, both players try to scoop the ball and propel it to a teammate. All players must be on their respective sides of the field until the leader gives the signal to start play.
  • Players are allowed a maximum of 2 steps with the ball.


  • Teams can score points in one of 2 ways:
  • 3 points: The ball must be caught by a player in the end zone.
  • 1 point: The ball is carried past the end-line using the 2-step rule.

Secrets for a Great Dish:
  • If you have more than 12 players, divide them into more than 2 teams. The other teams can rotate in and provide breaks for the others
  • If you have a smaller playing area, have fewer players on a team.

For a Twist:
  • Give a team the ball at one end zone and give them the chance to advance the ball up the field into the other end zone without being contested by the other team. Don’t let the players take any steps. They keep the ball until they either score or the ball hits the ground. Once it hits the ground, the other team picks it up at that spot and passes the ball toward their end zone in the same fashion.

For more kid party ideas, check out our complete list of free party games.

If you're throwing a slumber party, you might be interested in our cool games for slumber parties.

Maybe you don't need kid party ideas, but you're looking for some fun games to play with your children. Check out all of our Recipes for Play! to find quick instructions and tips for some serious family fun!

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