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.
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.
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 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…
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 Fastest….CRAB WALKER
-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.
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?
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