Fun Games for Families and Children
Alphabet Game – great for travel or a rainy day.
Each person playing takes turns
calling out an object beginning with the first letter of
the alphabet (or for a harder game for older children
reverse order and start with Z). If the child can not
find an item within 10 minutes a child can pass his/her
turn to the next player. Each player must go through the
entire alphabet in order from A-Z or Z-A.
Either have to go in order or reverse
order of the alphabet.
Must take turn and find an object
beginning with that letter in your turn or player can
The first one to get to the end or the
beginning of the alphabet is declared the winner.
Water Soap Slide.
Bottle or two of dish soap (non stinging
for eyes preferred).
Long sheet of plastic or roll of plastic.
Cut to length desired.
Small grassy hill or incline without
Running Water from a hose.
Everyone gets a turn, stand in a line at
Be careful, adult supervision is strongly
recommended even for older children.
Be sure nothing obstructs the path or is
underneath the plastic that can become harmful.
Slide at your own risk. Belly it or slide
by your bottom.
And as always, watch out for the little
Place the plastic on the hill,
pour some soap on the top side of the plastic, and place
the running water from the hose at the top of the
plastic on the hill. If you hit the plastic too hard,
you might just take the plastic with you, but you can
also have a couple of family members stand on the top
two corners to hold it down. Then start at a distance
from the plastic, running and slide on the plastic! To
keep water costs down, you can turn off the water and
soak it when it becomes less slippery.
***Word of warning, keep your
mouth closed or you might get it filled with soap.
Egg and Spoon run.
arena. Choose wisely as you will have broken eggs on the
ground. (For example, choose a quick run between two
trees that are 25 feet apart.)
Prize for the winner. Be imaginative!
(Give them a break from a certain chore that week or an
extra dessert one night.)
First of all, be safe.
Run in a straight line.
Keep the egg on the spoon.
The object of the game is to run
the distance of the course with the egg seated on the
spoon. If the egg falls off the spoon, then that player
is out of the game. Last one holding an egg on their
spoon or the first one crossing over the finish line
will be the winner.
Word of Caution! Please keep
safety in mind at all times and always have all
activities supervised. All activities or games are not
for every child or family. If there is an emergency,
please contact your doctor or hospital. Play safe, be
safe, and act safe!