“The BEST”-A Thanksgiving Game

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It’s time once again for Heather Johnson from Family Volley to share with us a fun Thanksgiving Game as part of her Parenting Tips” here on The Idea Room. Here’s Heather in her own words and sharing how parents should support kids and their interests.

–Amy

Before we jump into today’s post and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I just want to thank Amy, and all of you, for the opportunity to interact here at The Idea Room. What an amazing and welcoming space Amy has created. I learn so much from her, and from you. I am grateful for our virtual friendship. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

 

The Holiday’s are here, and over the next few weeks we will be spending a lot of time with family and friends.

Whether we are with people we know well, or second cousins twice removed, playing games together is a great way to break the ice and create fun memories and bonds. Games are also great because they can be adapted to all ages and skill levels.

It can be hard to know what to do while you are waiting for the turkey to cook, or once the holiday meals have been eaten. Look no further. Here is the perfect Thanksgiving Game for you and your family this holiday season.
“The BEST” Game

Just can’t say it enough, This game is really fun.

The MATERIALS will depend on what you want to do with your family and friends. You can also play with no materials at all. Keep reading and you will understand what I mean. 

How to Play
Choose a Host. If your family or group is large, arrange everyone into small groups (3-4 people). If you are smaller, then everyone can play as their own team. If you are playing with lots of people the rule stands that everyone has to participate in at least one round.

The Rules
The Host is in charge of announcing the contest category for the group. (For example: “The Tallest”, or “The Fastest”)
Once the category has been announced, each group will select one person who they think can win the category. Be sure you don’t announce the contest until after each group has chosen their player for that round. 
There will then be a contest in that category. If a person has “THE BEST” within the category, his or her team gets a point.

*if you are playing as individuals, everyone will compete in each category and the winner will get a point.*

Let’s run through a practice round…

The Host would say “The Tallest”. 

If you are in groups, each group would pick the person they think could win “The Tallest”. One person to represent the group.

Once every group has their representative, or each individual is ready, The Host will then announce what has to be done. For example, with “The Tallest”, then the Host could say, “The Tallest…Thumb”.
Everyone playing that round would come together to see who had the tallest thumb. That person would then get a point.

Here are some category and contest examples. Use these, and add your own.

-The Tallest….THUMB
-The Fastest….CRAB WALKER
-The Highest….JUMPER
-The Longest….STARE IN A STARING CONTEST
-The Fastest….ALPHABET SONG SINGER
-The Quickest….TO BALANCE 5 DICE ON THE END OF A TOUGUE DEPRESSOR HELD IN YOUR MOUTH.
-The Farthest….MAKE A PAPER AIRPLANE AND SEE WHO’S FLIES THE FARTHEST.
-The Shortest….SHOE SIZE
-The Biggest….WHO CAN BLOW THE BIGGEST BUBBLE.
-The Quickest…WHO CAN UNWRAP A STARBURST WITH THEIR TONGUE THE QUICKEST.
-The Longest…WHO CAN BALANCE ON ONE FOOT THE LONGEST.
-The Most-est…WHO CAN EAT THE MOST MARSHMALLOWS IN ONE MINUTE

As you can see, the possibilites are endless. You can make them as complicated or basic as you would like. You can also have your kids or guests help put together a list while you make Turkey dinner. You will find your family/group, laughing out loud.

What are you “The BEST” at? Do you have the tallest thumb?

Have a question or just want to say hello.

Comments

  1. Breanne says

    Such a cute idea! I was just thinking last night that I wanted to find a game that everyone in the family could participate in-this is it!

    • says

      Hi Breanne,
      So glad you like the game. It really is a blast and perfect for everyone, no matter the age. Your family is going to love it! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. says

    We are total game players at our place and this sounds fun. We get pretty cut throat though… everyone wants to win! Planned on some games for Thanksgiving day after dinner, we’ll have to give this a try :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • says

      Hi Shannon,
      Nothing wrong with a little friendly family competition. Haha. We like a little competition around these parts too. This is a fun game because everyone can win with all the rounds. Even the little kids. Hope you give it a try. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  3. Diane Dyer says

    Every year about this time I start planning Thanksgiving. I start searching for fun activities, crafts and games the whole family can participate in. I just wanted to tell you how cute and creative I think “The Best” A Thanksgiving Game is. I know the whole family is going to have a blast playing this. Thank you.

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