We’re a big believer in the power of family mealtimes. These games are sure to get the conversation going and your creative juices flowing to make dinner-time fun! 1. Categories
Have one of the categories be “fruits” or “vegetables.” Go around the table naming all the fruits or vegetables you can think of.
Another category you can use is “sports.” Go around the table naming all the sports you can think of.
Have the youngest person at the table pick a color. Go around the table naming all the foods you can think of that are that color.
2. Finish the Story
This game is loosely based off the classic “telephone” game. One person will begin a story by saying the first sentence (i.e. Once upon a time there was a family of monkeys.) The next person will say one more sentence. Continue this around the table until your family runs out of ideas and you start the game over. We’re sure your family will come up with some truly bizarre and funny stories.
3. ABC’s of Gratitude
There are some days where nothing seems to go our way. This time at the dinner table, take turns expressing one thing you’re grateful for in alphabetical order. For example, maybe you’re thankful for your Adidas so you can go running, and then your son is thankful for his basketball. Continue around the table until you complete the alphabet.
4. What I Like About You…
Take turns going around the dinner table saying one thing you like about the person to your left. After a couple of reasons, switch directions and say something that person likes about the person to their right. This game is sure to put you in a good mood after a long day.
5. Guess Who
Create a stack of index cards with a list of some of your family’s favorite famous people or characters (i.e. Superman, Big Bird, Harry Potter) on them. Each person will pick a random index card (without looking at the name) and will tape it to their forehead. That person must try to figure out what character or person they have by asking questions to the other people at the table.