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5 group games

 

These 5 quick and easy ideas are perfect for siblings to do together. We can’t guarantee no fights (we’d be millionaires if we could!) but they’re ideal to do in pairs or a group and great for playdates, too.

1) Happy snappy pal: it’s easy to make lolly stick crocs

What you’ll need: per croc: 1 green lolly stick, white paper, glue, scissors, googly eyes, 2 green pipe cleaners

What to do:

  1. Your kids wrap the green pipe cleaners around the middle of the lolly stick. Bend down each end to make 4 feet.
  2. Now, they snip the white paper in a zigzag and cut it so it fits below one side of the lolly stick to make teeth.
    3. Googly eyes make the finishing touch.

2) Little monsters: just crumple and stick!

What you’ll need: waste paper, googly eyes

What to do:

1. Get your kids to scrunch up pieces of paper.
2. Then they can add googly eyes to turn them into monsters.

 

3) Balloon hop: jump around together!

What you’ll need: lots of balloons

What to do:

Give your kids a balloon. The aim is to pass it around without touching the balloon with their hands and without letting it hit the floor. Have plenty spare in case teamwork gets too much – they can each have a balloon to play with. (Or in case the balloon pops or flies away – as happened to us!)

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4) Follow the leader: perfect for putting older siblings in charge

What to do:

Everyone marches in a line, copying what the person at the front is doing. Try to let little kids take a turn at the front as well as older siblings. And when you want them to tidy up or come in for lunch? Take your own turn at the front…!

5) Rainbow show: go on a colour hunt!

What to do:

Send the kids around the house looking for toys of different colours. Then they make a giant rainbow on the floor!