What it is: A challenge game involving players stuffing as many marshmallows into their mouths as they can. (So it can get kind of gross.) Best for: A group of teenagers around a campfire. What you need: A bag of marshmallows (not the mini kind) and some people who are talked into doing somewhat foolish things […]
This is a variant of Scrabble that’s a lot faster, which I’m a fan of. You only need the Scrabble letter tiles, and it’s ideal for a small group.
If you’re looking for a Presidents Day game, this is the right place! I have three free Presidents Day game printables: a matching game about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, a historical fact pictionary list, and a mingling game featuring even more U.S. presidents.
A character card guessing game for a large group of people. You’re assigned a character or person and you have to ask questions to other players until you figure out who you are. It’s a great mingling game because it can encourage you to talk to lots of people in the group.
The bigger or better scavenger hunt is a great activity for a youth group or teen get-together. It’s open-ended and doesn’t require many materials at all. It often leads to lots of laughs, too!
This is a Christmas gift exchange activity, using the poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and the words “right” and “left” to instruct children to pass their gifts to the right or the left. It’s kind of like a white elephant gift exchange, but for younger kids because it’s easier and faster and, because there’s no actual choosing involved, will probably lead to less gift-picker remorse.
A Thanksgiving tradition my mother-in-law always does. It’s a talking reflection activity, a great way to develop grateful hearts because it goes beyond the typical “Name one thing you’re grateful for this year.”