Fun Games to Play With Kids on Zoom
Ring ring! Calling all long-distance family and friends! Fire up the smartphone, tablet, computer (whatever you’ve got) and call up the kids on Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, etc. for a funtastic time!
Scavenger Hunt: Ask kids to scavenge for household items. Multiple kids can race to see who brings the item first. Some examples of items: hairbrush, paperclip, button, pencil, stuffed animal, book, etc.
Bear Hunt: Print and cut out bear pictures and hide them around the house. Take your device with you as you walk around the house and have kids shout and growl when they see a bear. Other hunt ideas: alphabet hunt, number hunt, color hunt, stuffed animal hunt, etc.
Charades: Come up with a category (animals, jobs, etc.) to act out and take turns guessing.
20 Questions: One player thinks of a person, place, or thing and the other player gets to ask 20 yes or no questions to guess what it is.
Two Truths and a Lie: Standard rules for this game. Each player takes a turn sharing two things about themselves that are true along with one that’s not so true. Other players must correctly guess which statement was a lie.
Hangman: Use the whiteboard feature on Zoom to play this classic game.
Pictionary: Another fun game to play using the whiteboard feature.
Read My Lips: This one’s way more fun with a mute button! Each player takes a turn saying the words to a phrase or lyrics to a song while their mic is on mute. Other players have to guess what they’re saying.
I’m Going on a Camping Trip: “I’m going on a camping trip and I’m bringing…” Learn how to play and see different variations here.
Battleship: Both players will need to own this game to play together. Each person can set up their side of the board and start sinking battleships like normal! Or print out this printable version of Battleship.
5 Second Rule: You’ve got 5 seconds to name 3 things in a category! Can you do it? You can!
Bingo: Players can print their own bingo card from myfreebingocards.com.
Heads Up: Each player needs to have this app downloaded. This fun charade-style game is a great party hit that could be easily modified for video calls.
Caribu: This app allows grandparents and family members to interact with children. Read books together, color, play games, and watch videos.
Together: A video calling app specifically designed for children to play games and read stories with family members. The app offers playful and educational activities to help create an emotional bond despite the distance.
What fun games do you like to play over video calls? Let us know below!
This post was written by Alina Na