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5 Fun Group Games for Kids: No Supplies Needed!

Looking for exciting group games to entertain a bunch of energetic kids without needing any supplies? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll explore five engaging games that require no additional materials. These games are perfect for kids’ parties, playdates, or even icebreakers at school. Let the laughter and friendly competition begin!

1. Duck, Duck, Goose
Duck, Duck, Goose is a classic game that guarantees laughter and excitement. Gather the kids in a circle and choose one child as the tapper. The tapper walks around the circle, gently tapping each child on the head, saying “duck.” But when they tap someone and say “goose,” the fun begins! The chosen child jumps up and chases the tapper around the circle. Can they tag the tapper before they reach the goose’s spot? Find out, and let the game continue!

2. Simon Says
Simon Says is a timeless game that promotes listening skills and following instructions. Select one child to be “Simon” and have them give instructions starting with, “Simon says.” For example, “Simon says touch your nose” or “Simon says hop on one foot.” The twist is that the other kids should only follow the instructions that begin with “Simon says.” If they mistakenly follow instructions without “Simon says,” they’re out! The last remaining child becomes the next Simon. Get ready for some giggles and tricky commands!

3. Statues
Statues is a game that combines music, movement, and the challenge of staying as still as possible. Play some lively music and have the kids dance or move around. When the music suddenly stops, everyone must freeze in their current position. The leader then tries to make the frozen kids laugh or move, but they must resist the temptation to budge! The last child standing still becomes the new leader. Let the suspense and silliness unfold!

4. Animal Charades
Animal Charades adds an element of creativity and guessing to the mix. Each child takes turns silently acting out their favorite animal while the others try to guess. From crawling like a turtle to roaring like a lion, let their imagination run wild! The child who correctly guesses the animal becomes the next actor. This game encourages imagination, communication, and lots of laughter.

5. Musical Chairs
Musical Chairs is a classic speed, coordination, and friendly competition game. Arrange chairs in a circle, with one less chair than the number of children. Start the music and have the kids walk around the chairs. When the music stops, they must quickly find a seat. The child left standing is out, and one chair is removed. Repeat until only one child remains, who becomes the Musical Chairs champion!

These five group games provide endless entertainment for kids, and the best part is that they require no supplies! Whether planning a party, organizing a playdate, or needing a fun icebreaker, these games will keep the kids engaged and delighted. So gather the little ones, create lasting memories, and let the laughter and friendly competition begin with Duck, Duck, Goose, Simon Says, Statues, Animal Charades, and Musical Chairs. Happy playing!

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.