How do we spend hours having fun breaking free from screens and tablets?
We offer in this article a list of fun games to play with the family or with your Nannie, simply with sheets of paper and pencils:
- Stop the pencils.
On a sheet we draw a table with a different category in each column: name, city, animal, fruit, color, object, etc. The first player must say the letter “A” orally and then mentally recite the alphabet, until the others say “stop”. Then he indicates which letter it is then everyone must fill in the fields of his table with words starting with this letter as soon as possible. The first to finish says “Stop the pencils” he earns 10 points plus one point per category filled in, the others also earn one point per full category. The first to reach 100 wins the round.
- Who am I or what am I?
This game consists of writing the name of a character or an object on a card or piece of paper without other players seeing it. Then it must be turned face down and given to another player, either to the next player or at random. Each will place or hold the card on his forehead and the others will have to give him clues so that he tries to guess who he is or what he is.
- Family anecdotes.
This is a trivia game designed to share cool family information. Each participant in turn questions the narrator until they find the subject of the story to which they are referring, then the latter takes the floor to recount the facts in detail to the assembly.
- Blind drawing.
This game has several variations, but it basically involves blindfolding one person in the group while the others tell them what to draw. The result may be hilarious 🙂
- The secret pyramid.
The secret pyramid is a great classic that is made by folding a sheet of paper to form a small pyramid containing interior flaps in which numbers, colors, words or sentences are hidden. To discover them, each one chooses a number between 1 and 6 then one throws a dice in turn and one discovers a part of the pyramid of the person on whom it falls. When all the information of a participant’s pyramid is visible, that participant is eliminated.
- Make origami figurines.
Origami is a traditional art of folding paper without using scissors or glue to obtain figures of various shapes. You can find tutorials in bookstores or on the Internet to create very realistic works such as a fish, a butterfly or a heart.
- The Chained Words.
Everyone sits down to form a circle, the first player says a word and then the next must find another word that begins with the last syllable of the word the previous player said. For example, if the first player said “car”, the second could say “urgent”, the third “nice”, the fourth “drawer” and so on until one participant can no longer find word in this case it is eliminated.
- Grimaces and gestures.
Divided into two teams, participants must find the word that a member of their team is trying to get them to guess without words, just making faces and gestures.
We wish you wonderful moments of happiness with your family,
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