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Fun Games Kids Can Play in a Bounce House

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : December 7th, 2021 Date Updated : May 16th, 2023

Your child’s birthday party will be made complete with a commercial bounce house or castle. But who can resist the temptation to play inside the castle when they first arrive? To ensure the best possible time for your guests, we’ve listed a host of fun activities to do at your hopping castle party.

Make the Most of Your Jumping Castle

To keep every party guest engaged with what is going on around them, you’ll need to incorporate several fun games into your bounce house party. We’ve put together a list of what we think are the best ideas, suitable for all ages. The good news is, they only require your bounce castle, and that’s it:

Freeze Bounce

This activity is a fun way to keep the kids active while they’re on your bouncing castle. It can be played in many ways, but the rules are simple. First, a song is played over the loudspeaker or via an iPhone or iPod. As soon as the music starts, all the kids in your castle must freeze. Once it’s over, they can move again.

Tumble Race

Get the kids lined up against one side of the wall. You will then divide all of the kids into teams, or you can even have a free-for-all and have everyone compete against each other. The kids will then have to run from one end of the area and complete several tumbles. The child who completes all their tumbles first and reaches the other side of the bounce house wins.

Bouncy Volley Balloon

The children will be divided into two teams, and then two designated players from each group will get inside the bounce house. One child from each team will then have to hit the volley-balloon over to the other team. Once a team has hit the volley-balloon over the other team, their designated player will have to run to the other side of the jump castle and catch the volleyball. If you want to make the game more interesting, you can also include another ball for each team.

Bouncy Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a great game, but if you move it indoors a little, it’s enough to make the kids run around your bounce castle like a bunch of crazy chickens! Throw some dodgeballs, and one by one, pick your team on the bounce house and throw the ball as far as possible. The child who gets hit by the ball and falls off loses a point. The child who gets hit by the ball and doesn’t fall off is out of the game. The child who receives the most points wins.

Bounce Around the Castle

The children will work in groups of four to six, and each team needs at least one adult to play the game with them. Each team member will get a small ball so that the children can throw it from one to another. The adult will watch the children, and then when the adult shouts “Go!”, the children will have to throw the ball around the group as fast as possible.


As you can see, there are endless ways to keep party guests entertained with a bounce house. From our experience, however, the best games are the inclusive ones. This means that anyone can play the game and participate, regardless of their age or physical ability. The kids will be blown away by your magnificent inflatable castle, and they’ll play until they collapse! These games are some of the reasons a commercial bounce house rental is a good idea for a business, too. 

Jungle Jumps offers you a collection of commercial-grade bounce houses that would be perfect for a rental business. Check out our inflatables today!

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