Does your family play dinner games at meal time? Â Here is a great idea for fun family gamesÂ that can liven up meal time in your home. Â Kids Activities Blog knows you’ll appreciate that these games can also encourage vegetables to disappear. Â Yes, that’s right. Â Read on!
Dinner time is such an important time to come together as a family and bond over a meal. We like to recap our day at meal time, but sometimes there is just a lag in conversation, so we have a few fun dinner games that we love to play. It allows us to add a fun and lively conversation to our meal. Most of the time, we have such a fun time with our dinner games, time passes by and before you know it, the kids have eaten all their veggies! Gotta love that!
Here are a few of our favorite family games:
- Bring a single die to the dinner table
- Start with the youngest player
- Whatever number they roll, they must eat that many veggies (or other healthy food) off of their plate
- Pass the die to the next player and continue
- The person who eats all their veggies wins!
- One player closes their eyes
- While their eyes are closed, everyone else takes one item off of the table and hides it in their laps (spoon, napkin, salt shaker, etc)
- The player opens their eyes and tries to guess what is missing
- Do this in reverse with everyone closing their eyes except one person who takes 4 items off the table. Â The first person to guess all four items wins!
What’s in the Sock?
- One person hides a “secret” object in a clean sock
- They pass the sock around the table and lets everyone feel the object on the outside of the sock
- Everyone guesses what is in the sock, and whoever guesses correctly gets to hid a new object
- A variation of the game is to use an oven mitt to hide the object in
Do You Know Me?
- Kids test the adults with fun questions like these:
- What is my favorite class?
- What do I usually play at recess?
- Who are my two favorite friends at school?
- What is my favorite TV show?
- Now the Adults get to test the kids too with questions:
- Where was I born?
- What was my favorite subject in school?
- What sports did I play when I was a kid?
- What cities have I lived in?
- Write each family member’s name on a slip of paper and put them in the center of the table
- Everyone takes a turn choosing a slip and then thinks of something nice to say to that person
- For example, Mom may be the best “cookie baker” or Brother may be “best bike-riding partner”
- Everyone takes a turn stating their award
More Kids Activities
Do you have any fun dinner games you like to play with your family at meal time to encourage discussion and family bonding? Â What other family games do you enjoy? Â For more kids activities, we hope you will like some of these ideas: