An active game to play in a gym with a big group, garbage ball can be played with anything you can harmlessly throw across the gym – yes, even garbage! Well, wadded up pieces of paper, that is.
A silly tag game to play indoors. Step on each other’s floppy socks until they fall off. Don’t lose both your socks or you’re out of the game!
Kids claim a playground structure as their castle while grown-ups or older kids with decent aim try to peg them with soft, harmless balls. An activity to do for the fun of it, no winners or losers, just play.
A drawing game where different players draw different parts of a monster, creating a silly masterpiece…er, monsterpiece!
Rock-paper-scissors is an easy, fast game that everyone probably already knows. But I like to be comprehensive, so here are some rock-paper-scissors instructions, including a video and a link to some interesting tips at how to win.
An imagining game where players talk out loud, describing a dream cabin or house. It’s best for a small group of players and is ideal for playing on long car rides.
Monkey in the middle is a throwing and catching game for a small group. Players try to keep the ball away from one player, the “monkey.”