Kids meet and greet games

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kids meet and greet games

Explore Rene Venter's board "Meet n greet games" on Pinterest. BTS activity The kids fill out information about themselves and write four "status updates" from . An all time classic youth group icebreaker game - one of the ones I use most commonly. Each person needs to complete their bingo sheet by meeting a selection of different people who fit in each category View icebreaker games for kids. These types of games promote group participation, ease any nervous tension When parents and children are first seated at the meeting or event, pass around.

First line to make it back to starting positions wins! Blank Bingo cards, pens or pencils. The Caller will then command the teams to line up. Teams race to work out their lines and shout when done. Make a day of it and do all of the following: Potato burlap sacks or pillowcases, pick your poison!

Everyone must hop their way to the finish while in a potato sack or pillowcase, being careful not to eat some Earth! First one to cross the finish line wins, last one to cross the finish line has to peel the potatoes! Eggs, plan at least 1 per person, plastic spoons. Teams of 2 race from point A to point B, while keeping their egg on their spoon! Heavy duty rope, whistlered flag to designate the middle, and the strongest family members on your side! Divide the group into 2 teams and have them line up on their side of the rope.

Select a referee who will watch the marker and call out the winning team. Best results when you have 3 racers at a time. Each racer will grab a bat, stand it up on the ground, press their forehead against the handle end, and spin, spin, spin! In this game, you are the wheelbarrow! Have a partner grab your feet, while you use your arms to scurry to the finish! First team across the finish line wins!

Bean bags, cornhole board. You can make one yourself or buy a set like this one! Players attempt to toss their bean bags into the hole on the board. Getting the bean bag into hole earns 3 points, while landing it on the board but not in the hole earns 1 point. A bunch of hula hoops. Might I suggest Dollar Tree? Everyone gets a hula hoop. Round 2 is 20 seconds, Round 3 is 30 seconds.

Anyone who makes it through Round 3 will battle it out to the death, or until someone drops their hula hoop.


Lots of jump ropes. A contest of fitness. Who can jump rope the longest? Toss in some double dutch or some sweet tricks! Pair up and toss a Frisbee back and forth at incremental distances.

Groups that miss or drop the frisbee are out. See who can throw the farthest! Everyone will waddle to the finish line, holding an inflated balloon between their knees! Strips of fabric, 1 per team. Pair up with someone, preferably of even height. Tie your inner legs together to make a single leg and race the other hobbling pairs to the finish line!

kids meet and greet games

A good pair of Nikes. Set the finish line and ready, set, GO! Whoever makes it there first is the winner, obviously. Make it fun by running a strip of streamers across the finish to break through. Playground ball, bases or something to designate as a base. Similar to baseball rules. This handy dandy flag football set! Same rules as football, but without tackling.

Divide the group into 2 teams and give everyone on the team a colored flag to wear at their waist. The object of the game is to work together as a team to score touchdowns. Players do this by moving the ball up the field by running or throwing the it to team members, and crossing the end zone line. This way, anyone can participate without the fear of getting hurt. A volleyball net, a volleyball or beach ball. Perfect for a family reunion at the beach.

kids meet and greet games

Set up your volleyball net, or go someplace that already has one set up. Divide the group into 2 teams, preferably 6 people each, making sure the best players are on your team. Then enjoy either a casual volley or an intense match to 25 points! A net, rackets, and birdies. If you have the net to play volleyball, than you have the net to play badminton.

But be careful, hitting it out will give the advantage to the other team! First team to 21 wins! A ping pong table, paddles, and balls. Ping Pong, also called table tennis by stuffy people, is a great game to set up for casual gameplay while family is just hanging out. Teams of two can enjoy simple back and forth play, or have a paddle battle, first to 11 points wins! Bats, wiffle ball, spray paint or markers to designate field boundaries.

Divide into 2 teams and try to knock the other one out by hitting them with a ball or catching one of their throws. Last person standing wins for their team! Prisoners can get out of prison by retrieving a ball passed by a team member, but they must stay within the prison at all times.

The game is over when an entire team is imprisoned. Soccer goals, field hockey balls, a hockey stick per player, safety gear if desired. Basic gameplay as hockey. Use the hockey sticks to hit the ball towards the goal, but be careful, the other team will be trying to steal the ball and get it into theirs too. You can either choose to play timed periods with breaks inbetween or first team to a certain number of points wins. Lacrosse sticks, balls, safety gear if desired.

This is the perfect game to play if you have a large indoor or outdoor playing area, and a bunch of tough guys in your family! Divide the group into 2 teams of 10 each. Use your stick to catch, cradle, and toss the ball into the goal, all while keeping it away from the other team! Teams have 4 quarters to earn the most points!

Everyone gets a turn at sliding! A cameraman will be snapping funny pictures to show in a slideshow later on during the reunion. Twister game board, bubble bath. Set up a Twister board and wet it with water and bubble bath. Have a blast quite literally with a family squirt gun battle! Water balloons, I highly suggest saving your time and fingers with magic water balloon makers!

Water grenades, water balloons, whatever you want to call them. Prepare for an ultimate battle of water balloon carnage! To make it even more fun, divide up into teams, giving each team a different team color with matching balloons and see who splashes who! If you plan on having hundreds of balloons, make sure you get volunteers to help clean up! If you want to use less water balloons, play tag with water balloons instead!

To tag someone else, you hit them with the water balloon and splash! Even more water balloons! Pair up and choose a balloon to toss. Each catch means you move back one step. Last pair standing wins! Clear plastic cups, cooler. The game starts with each racer having a cup with holes poked in them.

Get Aquainted Games

At the starting line is a cooler of water, and about 20 feet away, their targets, 1 cup per racer with a line drawn at the top. Each player must race back and forth to fill their target. First person to fill the target wins! A funny variation is to force everyone to carry their cups over their heads! Pool, or respectable body of water. If you will be having a reunion at a beach or hotel, then Marco-Polo is an easy classic to play! The group chooses the first Marco.

Fish Out of Water: Pool or respectable body of water.

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Hit up the local dollar store and stock up on fun pool toys. Then, set up an obstacle course for the kids to run through and around using them. Time it and award a prize for the fastest time! Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest: If you want to get all technical about it… Draw chalk line starting line and easy to reference chalk lines at 5, 10, and 15 feet.

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Each spitter is given a watermelon wedge and 3 seeds to spit as far as they can. Farthest seed spitter wins. For even more spitting fun, try the accuracy variation. Hang 3 hula hoops from a branch of a tree.

From 5 feet away, spitters have to get their seeds through all 3 hoops. Distance from the hoops increases until there is 1 winner.

My suggestion, stick with store bought pies. No one wants to roll out that many pie crusts! Pick your pies and see who can eat through it the fastest! Keep costs cheaper by having a cost of entry.

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Lots of paper plates, several cans of whipped cream. Pair up and sort out who gets to be on the receiving side of the cream pie. Standing a distance of feet, each team must try to hit their teammate in the face! First team with a successful splat across the face wins!

Winners can be chosen 1 of 2 ways, the person who eats their set number of hotdogs the fastest, or the person who eats the most hotdogs, in which case you should probably have some backup hotdogs just in case your family comes hungry! Ice Cream Eating Contest: A whole lot of ice cream, various sundae toppings. Perfect for a hot, sunny day! Make huge ice cream sundaes and watch as everyone races the sun and each other to eat theirs first!

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First one done wins! Everyone gets 1 cold stick of butter and 10 minutes to sculpt a farm animal. Who thinks they can be a pizza dough whirling pro? Wash up and grab your pizza dough. Whoever can successfully fling it highest without ripping the dough wins! A large bowl of bite-size foods, such as grapes, mini marshmallows, gummy bears, you get the idea.

Keep count as they are stuffed in the mouths of the players! Ask family members to bring their version of a dish. Offer families traveling from out a kitchen to cook their dishes. Pick the food and start a contest! Each family brings their own version of the dish, my choice is a good old fashioned BBQ smoke-off!

No matter what your family decides to cook, everyone will have lots of delicious food to taste and judge! Every family chooses a single participant who will be doing the tasting. One by one, participants are blindfolded and brought to a table with each food item. They try each item and guess what it is. The person who guesses the most correctly wins. A few dozen unfrosted cupcakes, lots of white frosting, food coloring, fun candies, sprinkles, plastic utensils.

Everyone receives an unfrosted cupcake and gets to decorate it with colored frosting and all the fun toppings they could ever want. Funnest cupcake wins, but honestly, everyone wins with this delicious game! Back to Table of Contents Inside Games Inside games are typically good to play during mealtime or if someone just needs a break from the action! Make sure to plan at least a few of these for a just-in-case-it-rains scenario! Make sure all the puzzles are equal difficulty, like the same brand and piece counts.

The group divides into teams of 4 and each pick a puzzle. Teams race to finish their puzzle before the other teams can finish theirs. First team done wins! A list of questions about your family. How much does everyone know about the history of the family?

Play as one large group or separate into teams. First team to raise a hand gets to answer the question. Be sure to include varying levels of questions so the youngest family members can participate!

The person or team with the most correct answers wins! Name That Family Member: A list of interesting facts about your family. Who can play The Star Wars Theme on the saxophone?

Who has ridden the fastest roller coaster in the US? Create a list of interesting facts about your family, making sure not to mention any names. Word searches, pens or pencils. There are lots of websites that allow you to make your own word search. Use names of family members to create a fun, custom word search.

First one to finish wins a prize! Word scrambles, pens or pencils. Scramble up the names you used in the word search, or use words that pertain to your family. Be sure to circle a spot for a letter in each word that also goes with a mystery word at the bottom! First person to figure out the mystery word wins! Mad Libs, pens or pencils. Write up a story, leaving out words with blanks that specify the type of word verb, noun, adjective, etc.

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Everyone will go down a list only writing the kind of words needed, then read the story aloud filling their chosen words in!

In this game, everyone will place a paper plate on their head and attempt to blindly draw either themselves, or pair people together and ask them to draw each other! A small sheet of stickers per person. Each person is given a small sheet of stickers, with an equal number of stickers on it, anywhere from The goal of the game is to discreetly stick your stickers onto other people.

If they catch you, they get to put one of their stickers on you. The first person who runs out of stickers on their sheet wins! If there is a tie, the winner is whoever has less stickers on them.

Back to Table of Contents Board and Card Games Whether it be injury or disability, some people just cannot participate in the more active games, so be sure to have plenty of relaxed games on hand: Pictionary gamepaper, pens or pencils.

Also consider subbing paper and pencils for dry erase boards and markers.

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After school sales are a great time to look for them! A fun game for all ages! Artists race to draw pictures to get their team member s to guess the secret word! First team to guess the word gets a point!

Then swap artists and do it again! This is a super fun, super fast game of charades, except the difference is each player must act out 4 different words, points are awarded based on their difficulty, to their team member sbut as fast as possible! Make sure to grab the card before it falls! Points are only awarded if you were able to retrieve the card in time! Apples to Apples card game.

kids meet and greet games

A great card game for 4 to as many as 10 people, and more if you consider pairing up into teams or including an additional game. Each round, one player is the Judge. The other players choose one of their red cards that best first with the green card, or at least is the funniest pairing. The cards are shuffled and handed to the Judge, who chooses his or her favorite. That owner of the card gets the green card. First player with 3 green cards wins! There are lots of different versions, so pick one your family will love or even one to match your family reunion theme!

Lord of the Rings? The new trainee in a company has to get to know all employees just as a new child in Kindergarten has to meet his new playmates. Ultimately, you can encounter such "games" anywhere: Whether it is when you are applying for a job - when it comes to a group of people which have to work together to find solving strategies. Here are some ideas from the classic "Ball with a name" game to more complex imagination games similar to the talent shows in the style of pop stars.

For a group to harmonize and work together well, it is important that all individuals get to know each other as well as possible. And what is the easiest way to do so? Also with a game! Suitable are all games where the children must say something about themselves. You can turn it into a quiz, which also challenges the memory of each individual. In this case, a player has to listen to the other, what he tells about himself and his life.

Then questions are asked, which are to be answered by the listener.