On your mark, get set, go! The first person who returns with three items of a predetermined colour is the winner. You could repeat with other colours, or make it more challenging by adding more specifications. Some examples could be the objects “must be in this room” or “must be smaller than your hand”. You can also do this with the alphabet. Who can be the first to find three things that all start with B?
Picture of my day
With most of us stuck at home, our creative minds have resorted to all kinds of things that can be done indoors (Shakira recently completed a course in ancient philosophy from
Of all the word games that require acting, charades is probably the best-known and most popular. One person has to explain a word, ideally a movie title. The actor is allowed to use gestures and facial expressions, dancing, jumping and grimaces; take any pose; show the word in whole or in part; nod or shake your head: “yes” and “no”. It is forbidden to write and draw; pronounce syllables and letters or show letters in sign language. Other players have to guess the name, and the game goes on. You can agree upon the time limit for guessing to make the game more interesting.
Battle of the talented
Or perhaps any kind of battle. You could plan an activity like baking, dancing, painting, et al, and make it more interesting by turning it into a competition. Prizes could be included to be given after the lockdown ends. You could even make things more fun by adding more specifications, about certain ingredients, dance forms or materials that can be used.
Are you afraid of singing in public? Then sing in rotation with friends. The power of music is incredible. Karaoke is one of the most wonderful ways to spend time with friends. To hold a competition, you need a phone and instrumental versions of songs you want to sing. For a fair game, you need at least three players. The first one sings, the others estimate. Then count every person’s points and define the winner. If not a competition, you could just pre-decide on a few songs and sing them together. Karaoke has a lot of benefits. It can stimulate our brain and help to show feeling and emotions.
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Would you rather?
‘Would you rather’ is one of the most popular party games, and since it only requires asking questions, you can easily play this over a video chat. Along with giving you interesting insights about your loved ones, this is a great way to spark discussion and laughter. Here are some examples to start you off with: ‘Would you rather there be a perpetual water balloon war going on in your city/town or a perpetual food fight?’ ‘Would you rather live in a cave or live in a tree house?’ ‘Would you rather have a horribly corrupt government or no government?’ ‘Would you rather like humans go to the moon again or go to Mars?’
-Compiled by Rhea Lodhiya