5 Exciting Group Games for Kids: No Supplies Needed!

Are you looking for more group games that require zero supplies to keep the little ones entertained? We’ve got you covered! In this post, we’ll introduce you to five additional thrilling games that can be played without any extra materials. These games are perfect for parties, gatherings, or even for keeping the kids engaged during a rainy day indoors. Get ready for some non-stop fun and laughter!

1. Red Light, Green Light
Red Light, Green Light is a classic game that combines movement and quick reflexes. Choose one child to be the “traffic light.” The rest of the kids line up a short distance away. When the traffic light faces away and says, “Green light,” everyone moves forward. But when the traffic light turns around and shouts, “Red light,” everyone must freeze. If the traffic light catches someone moving, they are out. The first player to reach the traffic light becomes the next one to control the lights. Let the race begin!

2. Hot Potato
Hot Potato is a fast-paced and exciting game that tests the kids’ agility and coordination. Have the children sit in a circle and pass around a soft object, like a stuffed animal or a beanbag, while music plays. When the music stops, the child holding the object is out. Remove one player and continue the game until only one child remains. They become the winner of the hot potato challenge!

3. Sardines
Sardines is a delightful twist on hide-and-seek that guarantees suspense and laughter. Designate one child to be the first “sardine.” The sardine hides while the remaining kids count to a predetermined number. Once they finish counting, everyone sets off to find the sardine. But here’s the twist: When a child discovers the hiding spot, they quietly join the sardine until everyone is squeezed into the same hiding place! The last child to find the group becomes the next sardine. Get ready for some hilarious hiding adventures!

4. Balloon Volleyball
Balloon Volleyball is a fantastic game that brings the joy of volleyball indoors without needing a net or any equipment. Create a makeshift net using a string or a rope and divide the children into two teams. Blow up a balloon and let the teams volley it back and forth over the net, using their hands or any body part except their feet. Keep score or play for fun. It’s a game that promotes teamwork, coordination, and laughter.

5. I Spy
I Spy is a classic observation and guessing game that can be played anywhere, making it ideal for long car rides or waiting rooms. One child selects an object within sight and says, “I spy with my little eye, something that is…” followed by a clue about the object’s color, shape, or location. The other kids take turns guessing until someone correctly identifies the chosen object. Then it’s their turn to be the spy! Prepare to sharpen those observation skills and blast with I Spy.

With these five group games that require no supplies, you have an even wider range of options to keep the kids engaged and entertained. Whether you choose Red Light, Green Light, Hot Potato, Sardines, Balloon Volleyball, or I Spy, the little ones will surely have a fantastic time filled with laughter and friendly competition. So gather the children, create unforgettable memories, and let the fun-filled games begin!



By Chris McKinney

Children's Pastor from the Pacific Northwest. With 20 years of experience in Children's Ministry, Chris uses his knowledge to help others reach families in their communities.