10 best group games for kids which teaches many things.

Playing in group games for kids is important. kids can teach many things when kids play together. kids can learn to be a part of a team, to work according to other people’s style and accept their way of approach. Kids can learn to listen to another person’s ideas and try to know new things.

There are some group games listed here which are perfect for parties, family gatherings, first days at school, summer camps that all ages will enjoy! You’ll find some below that work best as indoor games for kids, and some that are definitely for outdoors and require lots of space. We’ve got good team Indoor group games for kids here too.

10 best group games for kids

1.Cold Wind Blows:

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Cold Wind Blows

This is noisy, running around the game which works well as an ice-breaker. You’ll need chairs for all of the kids, and space to play. You can play outdoors on a dry day, perhaps using a cushion or bean bag for each child to sit on.

How to play:

  1. Arrange the chairs in a circle.
  2. All the children sit down.
  3. But one sit in the chair and one player stands in the center.
  4. The players will then say “a cold wind blows for anyone who…” and point at one of the sitting members.
  5. When the player says “a cold wind blows…”, anyone who meets the criteria should change their seat by choosing another player.
  1. The player in the middle also tries to find a vacant seat while the players exchange places.
  2. In the end, there is one player left.

There is not a lot of physical activity in this Indoor group games for kids, but agility and presence of mind play an important role. This game can be fun for middle and high school students and can be played for as long as the group is having fun. You can also do away with the chairs and have the kids sit on the floor with markers.

2.Catch the Dragon’s Tail:

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Catch the Dragon’s Tail

This traditional Chinese game is great fun for the playground. This fun Indoor group games is ideal for middle and high school kids. It can be played by adults too! You will need a large group of children – at least 10, but the more the merrier! The kids can be at any age.

How to play:

  1. The children all form a line with their hands on the shoulders of the child in front.
  2. The person standing first is the head of the dragon and the one at the end is the tail of the dragon.
  1. The dragon’s head then tries to catch the tail by maneuvering the line around so that he can tag the last player. All the players in the middle do their best to hinder the dragon’s head. Don’t let the line break!
  2. If the head succeeds in catching the tail, the tail becomes the head, and the person at the end of the chain becomes the tail.
  3. And the game continues with the new head and tail.

This game helps children think about strategy and develop agility and swiftness.

3.Beanbag Contest:

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Beanbag Contest

This game takes a little effort to set up, but the kids will have a lot of fun with it. It is obviously better on a dark evening! It could be a good game to play at a Halloween party, especially if the children are wearing spooky costumes.

How to play:

  1. The children must now pass the beanbag from one to the next and back again, in a particular style, which you can decide as appropriate for the age of the children.
  2. It might be a good idea to have a practice game first! If a beanbag is dropped, you can either make the children start again from the beginning or from the front of the row.
  3. When all the beanbags have been passed correctly, a winner is declared.

4. Look Up, Look Down:

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Look Up, Look Down

A fun game for all ages, Look Up, Look Down can be played on any occasion. Whether at a party, picnic or school, children will love playing this game.

How to play:

  1. Have the players form a large circle. They can stand feet or two apart.
  2. Once the circle is formed, all the players should be asked to look down.
  3. When the moderator shouts out “Look up,” the players have to look up and immediately look at another person in the circle.
  4. If the person they are looking at them also looks at them at the same time, they scream together and leave the circle.
  5. The remaining players stand in their place and continue to stare at the person they have been looking at until the moderator says “look down.”

The game continues until there are no more than two to three players left in the circle.

5.Duck, Duck, Goose

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Duck, Duck, Goose

All you need for this game is a circle of children with lots of energy! This is an old favorite.

How to play:

  1. These children sit around in a circle, facing each other. One child is chosen to be “it” first.
  2. That child who is “it” stands up and walks around the outside of the circle tapping each child on the head and naming them “duck”. At some point, he chooses a child to name “goose” instead, at which point the fun begins.
  3. The goose must now jump up and chase the first child around the circle, trying to tag him before he can sit down in the goose’s place. If he tags him, the first child has another go. If he fails, he becomes “it”.

This game is similar to Chase The Rabbit and Name Chase.

6.Walrus:

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Walrus

This is a fun game that young kids and teens will enjoy all the same. The game is innovative and is sure to bring out a lot of laughs in the room.

How to play:

Walrus is a guessing game wherein the players mask an activity or action with a word like ‘walrus and one person has to guess what it is. The game encourages the kids to think and use language intelligently. The game also teaches kids to respond consciously, after careful thinking.

  1. One person is It and is sent out of the room.
  2. The others in the room decide upon one action or activity such as biking, eating, sleeping, dancing, and reading and so on.
  3. Then they pick a random word like a walrus, teddy bear, peach, etc. that they will replace the word with.
  4. It comes back in and asks questions to guess what the word is, and the players in the room have to answer by replacing the word with the substitute word. For example, if the word is biking:

Q: When do you do this activity?
A: I walrus every day to school and whenever I feel like.
Q: Do you walrus at night?
A: Yes
Q: Do you walrus at home?
A: Yes

And so on. The kids answering the questions should be careful not to reveal the actual word.

7. Elves, Wizards and, Giants:

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Elves, Wizards and, Giants

This is a unique version of Rock, Paper, and Scissors, except, the kids will use their hands, legs and even entire bodies instead of just fingers.

How to play:

  1. Divide the kids into two teams, and also divide the room or play area into two zones.
  2. Each team will have a safe zone where the stronger team cannot attack them.
  3. The teams will stand at least four feet apart from each other. The teams can huddle and discuss what they want to be and on the count of three by the moderator, shout out who they are.
  4. If one team chooses an option stronger than the other, they can chase the weaker team and try to tag them before they reach the safe zone.
  5. Anyone who gets tagged becomes a part of the opposing team.

The team with fewer players in the end loses. This game helps develop kids agility, teamwork and listening skills.

8.Snake in the Gutter:

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Snake in the Gutter

Snake in the gutter is a fun game for the younger kids, who love running and catching. The game can be played indoors or outdoors.

How to play:

  1. The objective of the game is to pass through a gutter without getting touched by the snakes.
  2. Have three or more kids form a gutter by standing in a line, with a wide gap between each child, facing the remaining players. These kids become snakes.
  3. The remaining kids have to try and pass the gutter while the snakes try to touch them.
  4. If the kid gets touched by a snake, he becomes a snake and joins the others in the gutter.

This fun game can be played with primary and middle school kids.

9.The Lineup Game:

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The Lineup Game

The Lineup Game is a really fun ice breaker game which works well in a school or group setting, but also makes a super mixed-age party gathering – perfect for a large family party!

How to play:

  1. Separate everyone into teams. 5 or 6 per team is the ideal number, and if you have mixed ages, mix them up!
  2. One person is the caller. He calls out “Everyone please now line up …” and fills in the blank with a statement such as the suggestions below. All the player’s race to find the right order and shout when they are finished.

9.Red Rover:

Red Rover

Red Rover was a common outdoor group game for kids during my childhood, and it probably dates back a very long way before that! To be honest, it is not one of my favorite games and there is potential for quieter children to get left out, but it has been enjoyed by children for years so I have included it here. I suggest adult supervision! You need quite a large group of children for the game to work best.

How to play:

  1. Divide the children into two teams and choose a leader for each team. The kids form into two parallel lines opposite each other and join hands (or join wrists).
  2. The leader of one team chooses one player from the opposite team and invites them to play by calling “red rover, red rover, let child’s name comes over!”
  3. That player called then runs at the opposing team and tries to hurl himself through the children, breaking the chain. If he fails, he joins that chain, and the turn passes to the other side.
  4. The game ends when one team has all but one of the players in their chain.

 11. Red Light Green Light

Red Light Green Light

Red Light Green Light is an outdoor group game for kids suitable for children of all ages. You will need quite a bit of space! If you play the game with younger kids, you can use it to reinforce the concept of “red is for stop” and “green is for go”.

How to play:

  1. One player (or an adult) is chosen to be the caller. The caller stands facing away from the other children, who stand behind a starting line drawn up about 30 feet (10 meters) away.
  2. When the caller calls out “green light”, the children run forward to try to tag him. They must move as quickly as possible but at any time the caller may call out “red light”, at which point all the children must freeze. The caller turns round and if he catches anyone moving – even a tiny bit – they are sent back to the starting line.
  3. The first player to tag the caller becomes caller in the next round.
  4. This game is very similar to what’s The Time Mr. Wolf.

Group games for kids teach children one of the most important lessons in life that is teamwork. They can teach how to work with other people and be a part of a team. Group activities also separate the leaders from the rest and can help parents and teachers identify a child’s core skills and dominating abilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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