10 Best Conversation Games And Activities For Kids

Hide And Speak

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Kids find it especially tough to break the ice with strangers. And most of them slink around at corners instead of mingling with other children at parties. So what can you do to get your child to interact with others? A conversation game is the best answer. Here are ten excellent conversation games and activities that can turn your bashful kid into a chirpy little chatterbox in no time.

Top 10 Conversation Games For Kids:

1. That’s How We Roll:

That’s How We Roll

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You Will Need:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Dice

How To:

  1. You can practice the activity for a public speaking event or in a class.
  1. Write a list of questions that you would want the kids to answer. The questions can be icebreakers or the ones that elicit opinions or thoughts.
  1. Give each child a copy of those questions and make sure they’re numbered.
  1. Now tell the students to take turns at rolling the dice. The kids have to answer the number they get on the dice.

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2. Human Experience Bingo:

Human Experience Bingo

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You Will Need:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Bingo sheets.

How To:

  1. Tell the kids to make a list of all their positive experiences, as an adventurous holiday, scuba diving and so on. Work on the list until you get 30 to 40 experiences.
  1. Now give the kids a blank bingo sheet and tell them to write one experience in each box.
  1. Now make the kids sit facing each other in two rows of chair.
  1. Now give the pairs two minutes to talk and discuss with others.
  1. The game will continue until players get five spaces in a row on the bingo card.

3. Trait Roulette:

Trait Roulette

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You Will Need:

  • Pen
  • Paper

How To:

  1. This game is ideal for kids who know each other well.
  1. Tell the kids to work together and come with a list of character traits that a person might have. Make sure they stick to positive traits. Examples include generous, adventurous, and wise.
  1. Write the attributes on slips of paper and put in a bag.
  1. Let each kid take turns at taking out one character trait slip from the bag.
  1. The kid now has to announce who they think possesses that character trait. He also has to explain why he made that choice.

4. Story Starter Hot Potato:

Story Starter Hot Potato

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You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Chairs
  • Music player.

How To:

  1. Write a few beginnings of the story.
  1. Divide the kids into small groups of five members. Tell them to arrange the seats in a circle.
  1. Give each group a story starter at the beginning of the rounds and play music in the background.
  1. Tell the kids to move around the circle. Now tell one child to give the other player of the group a sentence of the story.
  1. Now tell the other kid in front of him to continue the story. Kids have to go around the circle, adding one sentence at a time until you give a signal or the music stops.
  1. The player struggling to think of a sentence when the music stops will be disqualified.
  1. You can continue the second round with the same story or give a new story starter.

[ Read: Social Skills Activities For Kids ]

5. Hide And Speak:

Hide And Speak

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You Will Need:

  • Index cards
  • Marker

How To:

  1. Prepare several questions and write each on the index card. The questions must be comprehension questions, vocabulary issues or get-to-know-you questions.
  1. Divide the kids into two teams. Explain to them that you have dinner cards throughout the room.
  1. At the call of ‘go’, the kids have to start finding the card. They have to bring the cards to you and then answer the question on it.
  1. If the student answers the question on the card correctly, he will earn the card for his team. If he is unable to answer, then he has to get someone else from the team to respond to the question.
  1. The team that has most of the cards will be the winner.

6. Secret Message:

Secret Message

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You Will Need:

  • Nothing

How To:

  1. Tell the kids to sit in a circle or line.
  1. The first child has to whisper a short message to the other child in line.
  1. The message has to pass from one player to another around the circle.
  1. The last person in the circle has to announce the message to the whole group.
  1. Everyone will have a good laugh at how the message changed while passing along.

7. Find Your Partner:

Find Your Partner

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You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen

How To:

  1. Make a small slip of paper for each kid. The paper should have one word that goes with the other word on another piece of paper. For example, paper-pen, spoon-fork, day-night and so on. Fold the papers and put in a bowl or hat.
  1. Now tell the kids to take out one slip of paper from the hat, one at a time.
  1. When you say ‘go,’ the kids have to move around and try to find their partner.
  1. The kids now have to come to you to ascertain whether they have chosen the correct partner.
  1. The partners now have to work together to create new pairs of words.

8. My Name Is Anne:

My Name Is Anne

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You Will Need:

  • Nothing

How To:

  1. The conversation game lets children take turns at adding a name and a thing in the alphabetical order.
  1. Tell the kids to sit in a circle.
  1. Select one kid to start the game. He has to call out a name and the thing starting with A, for example- “My name is Anne, and I love apples.”
  1. The second player has to say ‘My name is Bobby, and I love blueberries.”
  1. The game will go on with each player reciting and adding to the chain.

[ Read: Team Building Activities For Kids ]

9. I Spy:

I Spy

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You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen

How To:

  1. Write the names of the participants on slips of paper. Fold and put in a hat.
  1. Make the kids sit down in a garden or room.
  1. Take our one slip from the hat and ask the child to start the game with the phrase “I spy with my eye something…”
  1. He has to add something like a mouse made out of wood or anything he can think of.
  1. The other kids have to take turns saying what item it is.
  1. The kid who guesses correctly will be the spy.

10. Fact Or Fiction:

Fact Or Fiction

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You Will Need:

  • Nothing

How To:

  1. Divide the children in pair.
  1. The kids have to take turns at telling two true things about themselves and one false.
  1. The other person has to guess what they believe is fact and fiction.
  1. The game will let the kids know each other.

So no more boring parties for your little ones! We’re confident that your kids will have a gala time playing these games. What conversation game do you enjoy playing with your kid and his friends? Share with us below!

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