• Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Sleeping Lions
    Sleeping Lions Activity for a group Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes You can adapt this game to meet the theme of your party. Divide the guests into two groups. One group is the lions; the other group is the safari photog...
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    Party Games
    Family Games: Charades
    Family Games: Charades Winning Plays Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were giv...
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Fun Backyard Games for the Summer
    Looking for some great backyard party games for the summer? Here are our favorites! Get the full details on these games (and where to by them) from our slideshow! ...
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    Hide and Seek
    Family Games: Sardines
    Family Games: Sardines Sardines is a fun family party game that reverses the old classic, Hide and Seek. All the kids close their eyes and count while one person hides. When the counting is completed (usually to about 25 is fine for this game) a...
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    Party Games
    Up Jenkins
    Up Jenkins Up Jenkins is a very silly game that kids just love. It's great for kids' birthday parties or even small adult parties (that depends on what you and your friends are into). College kids have been known to play this game late on a Satu...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Family Games: Charades
    Family Games: Charades Winning Plays Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were giv...
  • Pineapples for a pineapple relay race
    Party Games
    Pineapple Relay Race
    Pineapple Relay Race To play this game, use real or plastic pineapples. If you don't have a pineapple (or if it's too heavy) try using coconuts, guava, or mango.) You can play in teams or individually. First designate a start and finish line. The...
    Jill Dvornik
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    Party Games
    Quick on the Draw
    Quick on the Draw While this game isn't really a word game, it is based on the game of Charades. But instead of having people guess a word (or phrase) with miming gestures, they have to guess a word by drawing it. This might sound easy, but it a...
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    Party Games
    Party Games for Little Kids
    Party Games for Little Kids Here are some party games that may be appropriate for pre-schoolers. Not only are these party games fun, but they have also proven to be educational. You'll find that kids already know some of these games from school....
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    Party Games
    Indoor/Outdoor Party Games
    Indoor/Outdoor Party Games There's one thing you can't predict: the weather. The following indoor party games are suitable for either inside or out, making planning your party a lot less stressful. Musical Chairs For this game you will need sev...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Quick on the Draw
    Quick on the Draw While this game isn't really a word game, it is based on the game of Charades. But instead of having people guess a word (or phrase) with miming gestures, they have to guess a word by drawing it. This might sound easy, but it a...
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    Party Games
    Outdoor Games for Parties
    Outdoor Games for Parties Take the fun outdoors! There are many memorable outdoor party games to play at a child's party. Here are just a few. Red Rover Red Rover is best played outside for a summertime party. It requires a lot of space and room...
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    Play Acting
    Star Search
    Star SearchDirections Send invitations to your friends two weeks in advance so everyone will have a chance to prepare an act either alone or with a few other people. Acts could be anything they like to do. They could be funny or serious and do no...
  • After-school Olympic Games Activities for Kids
    Outdoor Games
    After-School Olympic Games
    After-School Olympic GamesThis is a party activity in which friends and family participate in Olympic-type events.Materials Each child brings a prize, wrapped up (used or new), which is then put in a big bag upon arrival. Big container of lemonad...
  • Halloween Parties and Recipes
    13 Fun Halloween Party Games for Kids
    Your Halloween celebration can include much more than just costumes and trick-or-treating. These simple, not-too-scary Halloween games will help you host the best Halloween party ever! If you're planning a movie party, check out our teen-friendly...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Formal Dinner Dance for Kids
    Dances
    First Formal
    First FormalDirections Send formal invitations to about ten children. They should resemble wedding invitations with full names and addresses written out. Decorate the party area with real or artificial flowers, tall candles, white tablecloths, an...