For many, social distancing guidelines in Anaheim make it easy to feel cooped up and bored. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Playing kid-friendly games for family night can keep the whole family entertained!
Building is a fantastic and kid-friendly way to spend family night. Plus, you don’t need to buy any fancy building sets. All you need are common materials, like popsicle sticks, playing cards, or blocks to make buildings or towers. If you’re interested in building forts, all you need are furniture, boxes, pillows, and blankets—and your creativity. If you want to make it a family night competition, you can say whoever builds the tallest structure wins!
For Dance Freeze, all you need is a music player and dancers. To play, you start your favorite song and dance. When the music stops, everyone freezes. If players don’t freeze or hold the freeze until the music starts again, they’re out! The game continues until one dancer remains.
Use Your Memory on Family Night!
To play this game, all you need is your family. You sit in a circle, and a player starts the competition by stating, “I’m going on a picnic, and I’m bringing . . . ,” then names something that starts with the letter A. The next player names the previous item and then states an object that begins with B. Each player has to name all the previous items and then add their own. If players miss an item or can’t think of a new one, they’re out.
To play this kid-friendly game, grab a deck of cards and spoons. Put the spoons in the middle of a table, with one less spoon than you have players. Then each player gets four cards. The dealer then draws a card from the deck and gives a card from their hand to the player on the left. The goal of the game is to get four of a kind. The last player in the circle puts a card in the discard pile, and then the dealer picks up a new card. Once someone has four of a kind, that player takes a spoon from the center, and then the other players scramble to take a spoon. The player left without a spoon is out, and the game continues until one person is left.
Playing kid-friendly games on family night is a great way to grow closer together. Getting creative with building, dancing, flexing your memory muscle, and playing an intense card game are fun ways to pass the time when everyone is home!