A simple, kind of silly game. Perfect for a big group of younger kids (or older kids, too).
The classic car game: players look for words that start with each letter of the alphabet. A great way to pass the time on a road trip (as long as you’re not driving exclusively through the plains of Wyoming or something).
Dibble dabble is a great game to play in the pool: fun, simple enough for younger kids, challenging enough for older kids, and, unlike some of my other favorite pool games, not overly rough/dangerous.
A classic playground or gym game, but pretty easily played in other settings and with a big group or a small group.
A review of the card game Set by Set Enterprises.
A good indoor party game for older kids or teenagers. It could kind of be a get-to-know-you game, too. It involves lots of memory and strategy.
A simple talking, thinking game. You don’t have to play with winners or losers; it’s mostly good for occupying time while waiting or driving.
Don’t Eat Pete is a great party game for younger kids. Why wouldn’t it be – it involves colored happy faces, candy, and surprises. “DON’T EAT PETE!”