Summer is almost upon us and we're all ready for fresh air, road trips, and family time. But sometimes we get bored of the same old games. Or perhaps it's time to switch things up a bit.
When you're in need of charming screen-free entertainment, try one of these easy word games. There's no setup OR clean up which makes them the best thing since sliced bread!
1. Would You Rather
Would you rather see a dinosaur or a saber tooth tiger?
Would you rather questions can be funny, outrageous, or even serious. Either way, they'll produce a huge amount of conversation and ideas you've never thought of before. Begin with the question above, and see where the kids take it.
2. Never Have I Ever
This game is fun for adults or kids! Keep it clean with a kids version using examples like "never have I ever laughed so much it hurt" or "never have I ever climbed a tree." My kids, in particular, LOVE this game and it's a really easy one to do in the car on a road trip. See this post for the best never have I ever questions for kids.
3. I Spy
Next, I spy is a classic for a reason. Use colors, shapes, or even numbers and textures to play this game. This one is great at the dinner table or when out on a family walk together.
4. 20 Questions
For this game, kids think of a person, place, or thing and participants try to ask yes or no questions and figure it out within 20 questions. See who can win and get creative!
5. Two Truths & a Lie
Finally, how well do you know each other? Tell your family three things about you, but one of them isn't true. Examples include:
- Harry Potter is my favorite book series.
- I once had a cat named Lucky.
- Chocolate is the food I couldn't live without.
My kids would know that my cat's name wasn't Lucky and that there's no way I'm living without chocolate. Or would they? It's time to find out!
And when mom and dad have had enough, there's always "the quiet game" to be the end-all of games. Can you guess who will win this one?
Seriously though, I hope you have fun trying out a few of these games and getting the good family times rolling this spring and summer.