Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE the teachers, parents, and other members in our Facebook group?! I know I say it all the time, but all of you are the BEST!!! A hot topic lately has been fun games to play on zoom. Whether you are a teacher preparing for the school year, a parent organizing a virtual birthday party, a grandparent looking for a way to have virtual fun with your grandchildren, or trying to plan a virtual “Girls Night Out,” many of us are searching for fun games to play on Zoom calls. So, an amazing group of teachers, parents, and other fantastic members of our Facebook group told me the best games to play on Zoom so that I could put it together into this MEGA list!!!
Zoom Games Table of Contents
- Board Games to Play on Zoom
- Fun Games to Play on Zoom for Groups
- 2-Player Games to Play on Zoom
- Math Games to Play on Zoom
- Reading / Writing Games to Play on Zoom
- Games to Play on Zoom for Adults
- How to Setup a Homeschool Room
Board Games to Play on Zoom
You can’t have a list of fun games to play on Zoom without including these fun board games!
Scattergories on Zoom
Playing Scattergories is fun and also helps you to boost your vocabulary and spelling! You are given random categories and have a set amount of time to fill in each category with a word starting with a given letter. An easy way to play this game on Zoom is to use this online tool, just make sure to select “age-appropriate” categories!!! You can either share a link for people to join the game, or you can share your screen on Zoom and have everyone submit answers via chat.
The cool thing about playing Hedbanz virtually is that only one person needs to have the game (the leader.) You can play an abbreviated version where the leader puts an image / word on their headband, and everyone else takes turns giving them clues until they guess it. If multiple people have the game, then it is even more fun, because you can take turns!
Kids love playing Guess Who and it is the perfect board game for two kids to play on Zoom. As long as both children have the Guess Who board game, they play it just like they would in real life, but virtually over their Zoom call!
Another great pick is the board game Battleship. Just like with Guess Who above, your kids can play it over their Zoom call exactly as they would in real life!
Fun Games to Play on Zoom for Groups
Are you the teacher of a virtual classroom, looking for fun games to play on zoom with your students? Or are you looking for fun birthday party games for groups to play virtually? Then, this section is for you!!!
Kids always love playing Bingo! You could even get a Bingo Set and send each child one Bingo card to be used at every Zoom meeting (either to start or end it.) If you are having a virtual birthday party, you could have small prizes for winners (like a $5 Amazon gift card.)
You have probably played 20 Questions before, and it is the perfect game to play on Zoom! One person picks a word or object and doesn’t tell anyone what it is. Then, everyone else asks 20 “yes” or “no” questions to try and figure out what the person is thinking of.
You can either divide the group into smaller teams or let everyone play individually. Give them a short list of objects to find. The first team (or person) to find everything wins the round.
This is a fun game of acting and mystery! Pick one person to be the Wink Assassin. Everyone in the Zoom wants to convince the other players that they aren’t the assassin. The Wink Assassin sends private messages to victims with an emoji wink. When a victim receives a wink, they act out that they are dying and then turn off their video feed. All of the remaining players have to vote on who they think is the assassin. The player who receives the most votes turns their video feed off and is done. You keep playing the game until the Wink Assassin is found!
2-Player Games to Play on Zoom
Many of the Zoom games mentioned in the other categories can be played by only two players, but here are a few more!
You can easily play a game of chess virtually through Chess.com! It is a great way to develop your strategy skills!
Do you love doing jigsaw puzzles? You can work on putting one together virtually here, and there is an option to invite a friend to do it with you. How fun would it be to chat away while working on a puzzle together?!
Dots and Boxes
Players take turns drawing a line to connect two dots. Each player earns a point for every square that they complete. You can play this virtually and invite your friend to play here and then chat via Zoom while you have fun!
Tic Tac Toe
A fun, quick, easy game is Tic Tac Toe! You don’t even need a special app or website, just draw a Tic Tac Toe board and keep yours updated with what your opponent draws!
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Another quick game that is perfect for two virtual players is rock, paper, scissors!
Math Games to Play on Zoom
Guess My Number
Similar to the game of 20 questions, pick a random number and have your kids ask you yes / no questions about the number. Whoever guesses the number correctly gets to pick the next number!
Stand Up, Sit Down
This is a math version of the popular game “Simon Says.” Pick a number, like 12 for example. The leader calls out an equation, and if it equals the target number, the kids stand up. If the equation equals any other number, then the kids sit down. So, let’s say the leader calls out 6*2, everyone stands up. If the leader calls out 8+7, everyone sits down.
Math Riddles for Zoom
Show your kids a fun math puzzle or riddle and see who can solve it first. Then, have them explain how they figured it out! Here are some fun math riddles (with nice graphics) to get you started.
Reading / Writing Games to Play on Zoom
Have you ever played the card game called Codenames? There are generally two teams and each one has it’s own Spymaster. The Spymasters give clues that help their teams to identify various words on the board. You can play variations of the game, depending on how many players you have. You setup a Codenames game here and then share the link with everyone on your Zoom!
Play hangman and have kids take turns guessing letters! This is a fun way to practice spelling words and reading!
Grab some Mad Libs and have the kids write down words as you call out the part of speech. Then, pick one child’s answers to add to the story and have them read it out loud! You could even have them read it at the next Zoom meeting, to give them more time to fill in the blanks and practice reading the story (depending on the age of the kids.)
Games to Play on Zoom for Adults
While Werewolf (a party game for devious people) could, in theory, be played by kids as well, it has certain characters (like the drunk villager) who aren’t kid-friendly. However, it is super fun for adults to play both in-person and virtually! You can play with up to 35 people (or even two groups of 20 people each.) One person is chosen to be the Werewolf, and the goal of the game is for everyone to guess who the werewolf is.
Never Have I Ever
Many of us have played this before in real life, but it can be played just as easily via Zoom! Everyone grab a drink. Take turns saying something you have never done. Anyone who has done that thing has to take a sip of their drink!
Did you know that you can create a private room on Netflix? It allows you to watch a TV show or movie (virtually) with your friends!
How to Setup a Homeschool Room
You guys and gals send me the best messages (thank you! I LOVE getting to know you!!!) You’ve made it clear that you want help getting organized for whatever this school year may bring. Whether you are starting your school year off this fall with distance learning or not, you want to be prepared for if / when our schools go virtual again. Distance learning is not easy. Virtual online school is a challenge for kids, parents, teachers… EVERYONE! Therefore, this week we will continue focusing on how to setup a virtual learning space or homeschool classroom.
Below are all of our previous (free!) virtual camps, in case you missed any:
- Back to School – Fight the Summer Slide!
- “Back to Basics” Life Skills Camp
- DIY Craft Camp
- Cooking Classes for Kids
- Science Experiments for Kids
- Kids Entrepreneurship
- World Traveler (Kids Geography Camp)
Don’t forget to join our Facebook group to see our live classes and follow us on Pinterest, so you won’t miss a thing! You definitely need to follow Hannah at Inspired Sparks too, because she is posting all kinds of awesome videos to teach kids about science, crafts and cooking.
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