Group activities are fun and allow the members to get acquainted with one another. Group games and activities are a part of team meetings, excursions, Christmas and New Year parties, and family reunions. People of all ages enjoy these activities. There are games that are played by all age groups such as children, adults, and senior citizens. Youth games and activities are enjoyed by teenagers and help them to develop skills such as time management, team building, and leadership skills.
Funny Games and Activities for Groups
mimicking an animal
This icebreaker game can be played by all age-groups. Write the names of a few animals on pieces of paper. The size of the group decides the number of slips you would require. For medium-sized groups, you can create 5 to 10 slips for each animal. Fold the slips and put them in a cookie jar. Each participant takes a slip. The participants imitate the sound of the animal mentioned on their slips and form a group with people having the slip of the same animal. This activity has to be performed without talking and is a fun way to get acquainted.
The members of the group stand in a single row. Each person places his head on the back of the person who is in front of him. This game starts from the last person. He has to say “Ha-ha, He-he”. The next person says “Ha-ha, Ha-ha, He-he, He-he” and so on. The aim of this game is to get all the members of the group to say this without breaking into spasms of laughter. Laughter is infectious, and you can imagine the scene if even one of them starts laughing.
I love blueberries! I Love …
A cutout of the heart is required for this funny activity. Ask the participants to form a circle. The first participant says “I love pastries” and he passes the heart to the next person, who will say “I love baseball” and so on. The participants are given only a couple of seconds. The game is over when the participants can think of nothing to say. Wrong and similar answers are not allowed.
Do you love your neighbor?
This game is played by people (mostly women) of all ages. The group members sit in a circle. One of the members sits on the lap of another member and asks, “Do you love your neighbor?” If the answer is “yes”, he/she moves onto the next person. If the answer is “no”, then he/she can ask “Then who do you love?” For instance, if the answer is “People who wear blue shirts”; all the people wearing blue shirts exchange their seats. In the mean time, the person who is asking the question tries to get a seat for himself. The person who is left without a seat is the one who will be asking the question next.
This icebreaker can be played by a medium-sized group. On a serving tray, arrange various kinds of food. Place this tray in front of the group for a couple of minutes, or you can pass the tray to all the participants. Keep the tray out of their sight. Ask each participant to recollect the contents of the tray. The person who can recollect the maximum number of items is the winner.
Group activities can begin with an icebreaker. Icebreakers are games that introduce the members of a group to each other and help them settle down and feel at ease. The anchor can modify the fun activities depending on the size and age-group of the members participating. Funny group games are excellent mood-elevators and they help in setting a lighter tone to an otherwise boring party. Games are a great way to let your hair down and enjoy company without having to worry about making any kind of serious impression on the crowd.