It’s Easter Sunday, which is a big family day whether you celebrate Easter or not. So, we’ve got some Family fun for you – three different word games to PLAY.
Game 1: The Alphabet Game
This is a game for four or more people. Sit in a circle. The first person says a word, any word. The next player has to say a word using the last letter of the word before. For example: If Player 1 says “elephant” then Player 2 should say “tomato” and then Player 3 should say “orange” and so on.
Each person has only 5 seconds to think of an answer, the faster the game goes the better. If you fail to answer, you are out of the game!
Game 2: I Spy
This is a good game for getting your kids involved. I Spy can be played with two or more people. To begin, one person spies something and keeps it a secret. The item must be something that the other players can also see. For example, a teddy bear.
The “It” person starts by saying: “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the letter T”. The other players then each get a turn to guess what the object it is. The “It” person may provide a hint if the other players are struggling to guess. For example, “It’s brown and fluffy.” The player who guesses correctly becomes the next spy!
Game 3: Group story
This is a game for four or more players. You will need one piece of paper and a pen. The first player starts by writing a few lines of a story, no more that 3 or 4 lines. Once they have finished, they must folder the paper over, leaving only the last line of the story visible. They then hand the piece of paper to the next player. Using the one visible line as a prompt, the next player must continue writing the story, writing another 3 to 4 lines.
Once they are finished they must fold the paper over, leaving only the last line visible. Repeat this process until each player has had a turn to write their own paragraph. Once everyone is finished, choose one person to read the story you have created together. It should be quite funny!
Let us know if you have any ideas for games that you can play with words. Let us know in the comments below if you tried these games and how they went!
NB: These games were published on our FunDza Fanz Writers Forum. If you’re a budding writer and want to join this closed group on Facebook. Then pay it a visit, and request inclusion – Click HERE.
Finally, if you feel like getting lost in a book, and you’ve read everything recently published on FunDza, then CHECK OUT this old favourite: Pieces of a Puzzle.
Have a beautiful Easter Sunday!