10 minutes/Elementary and up/ This is a family favorite! Pass papers around and watch as a twisted story unfolds. Hand out paper and pens Write down the following parts of the story, folding the paper over the previous line, so that no one sees what has already been written. Pass to the next person. A girl’s name (any female, real or fictional, known by everyone … Continue reading Girls Name/Boys Name
Whole Family/5 Minutes/ Don’t smile or don’t blink…it’s your choice. Go for a whole-family round robin tournament and see who has the most willpower. Continue reading Staring Contest
5 minutes Elementary and up Paper and pens This easy activity always brings giggles, especially right before bed when everything is silly. Cut small papers that cut be seen through Sit in a circle On one side, each person writes any WHY question. (Why is the sky blue? Why do Dad’s feet smell? Why do they say “Eh” in Canada?) They turn over their paper … Continue reading Why? Because!
20 minutes Elementary and up What do you get when Yoga Magazine meets Sports Illustrated…with the help of some scissors and creative kids? Magazine Mash-up! Have fun swapping heads and bodies in magazine pages or newspaper ads. This can be done in as little as 10 minutes, but mine spent at least 45 minutes laughing over this project! Continue reading Magazine Mash-up
Whole Family 10 Minutes or Less Paper and pens/markers This is one of our favorite quick games that all ages can play together. As you can tell, any artsy-ness I have is with words and music, NOT with visual arts. Sit in a circle Draw a head on your paper, ending with the neck Fold paper down, showing only the very end of the neck … Continue reading Body Builders