Rock, paper, scissors

Two players should stand facing each other and, after counting “1, 2, 3, shoot!” at the same time show one hand forming a stone (closed hand), paper (open hand) or scissors (index and middle finger). The rule i...

Rock, paper, scissors

Two players should stand facing each other and, after counting “1, 2, 3, shoot!” at the same time show one hand forming a stone (closed hand), paper (open hand) or scissors (index and middle finger). The rule i...

Hot or Cold

Hide an object and ask the children to look for it. When they are near, you tell them if they are hot, and asa they walk away from the object, tell them they are getting colder. The first to find the hidden obj...

Treasure Hunt

Choose a reward for a treasure and hide it very well. In several locations, put written clues that will lead the children from one clue to another, and finally to the treasure at the very last step. Clues can h...

Math Game

Two children can play this math game to practice addition. Each player, at the same time, calls out a number below 10. After they do, the first person to add up those numbers and call out the answer wins. For e...

Who Am I?

Each player should write the name of a famous character or person on a piece of paper and places the clues face-down on the table. Each child takes one paper without looking at it, and tapes or holds it to thei...

Charades

Separate two teams. Each child receives a common animal, song or phrase written on paper. She must make gestures so that her team can guess her clue, but never saying a word. The opposing team can also try to g...

Hopscotch

You will need a piece of chalk or masking tape, and a section of floor where you can draw the game area. Draw a hopscotch pattern on the ground, and number each square from 1 to 9.  The first player tosses a pe...

Telephone

Form a circle with the players – the more the better in this fun game! The first person to start whispers a phrase into the ear of the second, very quietly for no one else to hear. That person then has to repea...

Tag

A classic children’s game! First choose who will be "it." The other children run and avoid the “it” person while he tries to tag them. Whoever gets caught is now “it.” Sometimes a ‘safe zone’ is set up to give ...