Zoom calls have become one of the most popular ways to connect with friends & family. Your kids are great at using zoom and there are tons of fun games to play on Zoom with kids. They can use these classic games to play in large groups or one on one with friends.
No longer do you need to use these popular games only to stay socially distanced. Virtual games can be used with family who live far away or to play with friends as an online game. The great part is while playing the games on a video call kids can talk with friends and stay social even when they’re not together.
Plan with your family members a big virtual game night or host virtual birthday parties, Halloween Parties, Christmas parties, and a Virtual Easter Egg Hunt. It’s a fun way to spend an evening celebrating a special occasion or just visiting.
Teachers will also love to create these as classroom games for their students to keep kids engaged while remote learning.
Read through my list of the best Zoom Games for kids and find game ideas like board games, Heads Up, Charades, Chess, Battleship, Scavenger Hunts, Would You Rather, and more.
These classic games are broken up into two-player games and large group games. You’ll also find a list of items you’ll need to play each game. Check it out and find the perfect game to play on zoom with your kids.
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15 Best Games to Play on Zoom with Kids
Two Player Games
These two player games are perfect for when you child wants a virtual playdate or a fun game with a grandparent. You could play these games on Facetime or Zoom.
What you Need – Each player needs a Battleship game
How to Play – This game is a perfect virtual game as you don’t want the other player to see your board anyway.
Players place their ships on their board and the other player guesses at the coordinates to sink the other player’s ships. The first person to sink all the opponent’s ships wins.
What you Need – Each Player needs a Guess Who Game Board
How to Play – Each player picks a card with a picture of someone on their board. The other player then tries to guess who they picked by asking questions to eliminate the other pictures on their board.
For example – does the person have glasses or a hat. When you guess the opponent’s person, you win.
Guess the Animal
What You Need – Nothing
How to Play – This is a great game for younger kids. One player thinks of an animal and the other player asks questions to figure out what animal it is. Simple and fun.
What You Need – Nothing
How to Play – One player picks an object in the background of their screen area. Then the other player tries to guess what object they picked by asking questions to figure it out.
What You Need – A Chess Board or Chess App
How to Play – One player needs to have the chessboard with the zoom camera pointed on it. The player with the board makes the moves for both players.
You can also use an online Chess Game and talk through Zoom while you play the game on your phone.
Related Article – 30 Fun Birthday Party Games for Kids
Large Groups Games for Kids & Families
A Multiplayer game is the perfect game for large groups of kids and families on Zoom. These classic games will have everyone laughing and having a good time together.
If you want more family game ideas to check out our Printable Family Game Night Planner. With 12 pre-planned family game night ideas one for each month of the year. All you have to do is print it out and play!
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader
What You Need – Questions and either a piece of paper, whiteboard, or chalkboard for each player. Plus a writing utensil for each player.
How to Play – One person comes up with all the questions to ask the group. We found great questions on Wehavekids.com by category and age if you have younger children playing, too.
When the leader asks the question, players write down their answer on the piece of paper, whiteboard, or chalkboard. The leader says show me your answers and everyone holds up their paper to the screen.
You can either just play for fun or you could keep score by track who gets the most answers correct.
Would You Rather Game
Kids love playing the Funny Would You Rather Game. Ask the kids silly questions like Would You Rather have bad breath or stinky feet or Would You Rather eat worms or beetles?
Kids can answer in the chat feature or raise their hands for their answers. Then find out why they’d eat a worm instead of a beetle. The answers are the funniest part!
Get a free printable list of Would You Rather Questions for Kids
Try these themed Would You Rather Questions too – Would You Rather Christmas, Would You Rather Teens & Tweens, and Would You Rather Valentine’s Day
What You Need – Bingo Cards, chips, and a designated person to call out numbers
How to Play – This is a great basic game all ages can play together. Each player just needs a bingo card and something to mark their card with to play.
Grab our Free Bingo Cards Printables for Halloween Bingo Cards and Christmas Bingo Cards to play at Holiday parties.
There are two ways to make Bingo Cards for home.
- Players can each make a card at home with 5 rows down and 5 rows across. Then fill in a number 1-75 of your choice for each square. Use this Bingo Number Generator to pick the random numbers to be called out while you play.
- Create your own unique Bingo cards with this free bingo card generator at myfreebingocards.com.
Virtual Scavenger Hunts
What You Need – Scavenger Hunt List
How to Play – The leader asks the kids to find an item in their house. Some examples could be a teddy bear, sunglasses, keys, a red book, something soft, or anything else most people have in their house.
The first kid back to show off their item on the Zoom chat wins.
You can also play this game with several families on Zoom with each bringing their own list of 5 items to find.
Each family competes to find the items on the other families list the fastest.
Learn more ways to play with Zoom Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids.
Holiday Themed Virtual Scavenger Hunts
During the Holiday season try our Christmas-themed Christmas Scavenger Hunts Ideas for Virtual Parties.
Plan an Easter scavenger hunt for your upcoming Easter party too. Host a Virtual Easter Egg Hunt & Party on Zoom for your whole family.
Use our fun free printable Easter Egg Hunt and enjoy the holiday with your family even if you can’t be in person.
What You Need – Zoom Whiteboard Feature
How to Play – Hangman is a simple game of trying to guess a word or phrase. To do this on Zoom, the first player will screen share so everyone can see the Zoom Whiteboard.
Then they use the annotation tools to draw out a Hangman board.
Next, each player takes a turn guessing a consonant or vowel to see if they can figure out what the word or phrase is.
Players need to figure out the correct answer before they run out of guesses on the Hangman.
What You Need – Either a large paper you can prop up for the zoom camera or the Zoom Whiteboard Feature
How to Play – For this game, one player picks an item to draw that the other players need to guess. There are two ways you can draw using zoom.
- Use a large paper you can prop up to draw in front of the camera.
- Use the Zoom Whiteboard Feature. The player drawing shares their screen and uses the annotation tools to draw the picture.
What You Need – Charades Word List
How to Play – Print out your Charades Word List, cut up the words, and add to a bowl. The player chooses a word from the Charades bowl. Then the player acts out the item they picked without using words.
The other players watch on Zoom and place their guesses in the zoom chat. The first person to guess correctly wins.
Get more Charades directions and a Free Printable 144 Charades Word List. At Christmas time try our Christmas Charades Words List too.
This is a great game for preteens and teens
What You Need – Each player needs a cell phone and to download the free apps Heads Up!
How to Play – One player holds up their phone above their head to show a word on the screen. The other players describe the word and the player with the phone tries to guess the correct answer or word. Then the next player takes the phone and starts the game over. This can be a pretty funny and entertaining game for the .
What You Need – Free Scattegories Game Generator
How to Play – For this game, players are given 5 categories and one letter. They need to think of a word for each category starting with that one letter. Add the timer in to make it more challenging.
To get the categories one person needs to go to the Scattegories game generator and send a link to all the other players.
Players will then write down their answers on paper and hold it up for everyone to see when time is called.
Name, Animal, Place or Thing
What You Need – Nothing
How to Play – Each player will be given a letter and they need to use it to give a Name, Animal, Place, or Thing starting with that letter in one minute. They can type their answers into the zoom chat.
Go around the group on zoom with each person getting the next letter in the alphabet until you finish the whole alphabet.
Many board games can be adapted to play online if you have your own dice at home to make your move and one player shows the game board.
What You Need – A favorite board game that uses dice. Each player needs dice. For example, the game of Sorry works well.
How to Play – One player has the board game to show on Zoom. Each player rolls their dice at home and tells the player with the board what their move will be.
Are you ready now to reconnect with friends and family with these fun games to play on Zoom with kids? These virtual games are a great way to throw a virtual birthday party or just pass the time at home.
It’s amazing what a little bit of time talking with others online can do to lift your spirits.
Do you have a favorite Zoom game? I’d love to hear it. Leave it in the comments so we all can find more fun games to play on Zoom.
Need More Activities for Kids at Home?
At Happy Mom Hacks we have tons of Kids Activities for both indoors and outdoors to fend off hearing kids say the dreaded I’m Bored. Here are a few of our favorites:
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30 Fun Birthday Party Games for Kids – Easy games to keep the kids entertained at Birthday Parties.
20 Meaningful Birthday Traditions to make birthdays feel special.
60 Fun and Free Things to Do with Kids Scree-Free – Entertaining activities at home and in your community.
20 Easy Minute to Win It Games with Kids – Fun for parties or playing with family at home.
Best Birthday Party Ideas for Kids – Birthday Themes, Games, Gifts & More.
Fun Rainy Day Activities for Kids and Indoor Games – Games for those days when you’re stuck inside your home.
40 Staycation Ideas for Families in Any Season – No need to go on a big vacation when there are plenty of things to do in your own hometown.
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Wednesday 9th of June 2021
Wow, Interesting and useful activity . Every kids will love it in this pandemic situation. I am going try out few which will be suitable for my kid age. It is useful information for all parents. Thank you
Saturday 19th of June 2021
Thank you. I hope your kids and you having fun playing!
Wednesday 12th of May 2021
Amazing. This article includes the best games for kids. I will share this article with my groups. Thanks for sharing!
Saturday 19th of June 2021
Thank you so glad to hear you like it! Have fun playing.
Peter T. Blair
Tuesday 12th of January 2021
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