One way to build that self-esteem is by encouraging our kids to interact and get to know other kids. However, sometimes it can be hard to break the ice and make friends. Here are some of the best get to know you games for kids to help break the ice and make new friends.
This is a classic game that’s perfect for any age group. Each child gets a turn to share three statements about themselves, two of which are true, and one of which is a lie. The other kids have to guess which statement is the lie. This game is great because it allows kids to share information about themselves in a fun and interactive way.
Another classic game is “Would You Rather.” The game involves giving players two hypothetical scenarios to choose from. For example, “Would you rather have a pet dragon or a pet unicorn?” This game is great for sparking the imagination and helping kids get to know each other’s personalities.
This game is perfect for kids who love music. Simply play 15-20 seconds of a song, and the first person to guess the name of the song gets a point. This game not only encourages kids to listen to different genres of music, but it also helps them learn how to work together and communicate effectively.
For a more active game, try a picture scavenger hunt. You can make a list of items for kids to find, such as “something fuzzy,” “something blue,” or “something that smells good.” Divide kids into teams or pairs, and set a timer for 10-15 minutes. The team that finds the most items on the list wins! Not only does this game get kids moving, but it also encourages teamwork and collaboration.
For kids who love to use their imaginations, try a storytelling game. Start with a simple sentence like “Once upon a time, there was a magical forest.” Then, have each child add a sentence to the story. This game encourages creativity, listening skills, and cooperation.
Whether your child is starting a new class at school or just needs a little boost in their social skills, these get-to-know-you games are sure to break the ice and encourage new friendships. And with Troomi Wireless, a safe smartphone for kids that allows parents to have access to all their kids’ texts and control which apps they can access, you can further support your child’s social journey. While they are enjoying these interactive games, you can be confident in knowing their digital interactions are being monitored in a secure and controlled environment. So, not only do these get-to-know-you games help in-person social interactions, but Troomi Wireless also ensures a safe and enjoyable digital experience for your child, making it a powerful tool to encourage their social growth and development.
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