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15 Best Games to Play on Zoom with Kids

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With all of us stuck at home right now and looking for ways to be social, I thought it was a good time to find fun virtual games to play on Zoom with the kids.

Zoom is a great way to connect with your friends and family while staying socially distanced. They’re also a fun way to host virtual birthday parties or create classroom games for teachers. But even after the pandemic, games on zoom will be an enjoyable way to stay connected to family and friends who live far away.

I’ve come up with 15 games to play on Zoom or Facetime I think your kids will love. The games are broken up by two-player games and group games.

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15 Best Games to Play on Zoom with Kids

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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.

Battleship

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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.

Guess Who

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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.

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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.

I Spy

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.

Chess Game

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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.

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Group Games for Kids & Families

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These are games that can be played by a bigger group of kids and family on the Zoom App.

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 track who gets the most answers correct.

Bingo

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What You NeedBingo 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.

There are two ways to make Bingo Cards for home.

  1. 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.
  2. Create your own unique Bingo cards with this free bingo card generator at myfreebingocards.com.
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Hangman

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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, one player will share their screen 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 word before they run out of guesses on the Hangman.

Pictionary

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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.

  1. Use a large paper you can prop up to draw in front of the camera.
  2. Use the Zoom Whiteboard Feature. The player drawing shares their screen and uses the annotation tools to draw the picture.
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Charades

What You Need – Nothing

How to Play – The player chooses a book title, famous person, character, movie, or song. 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.

Heads Up

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This is a great game for preteens and teens

What You Need – Each player needs a cell phone and to download the Heads Up! app.

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 word. This can be a pretty funny and entertaining game.

Scattegories

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 can 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.

Scavenger Hunt

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What You Need – A list of items to find in the house

How to Play – The leader asks the kids to find an item in their house. Some examples could be a teddy bear, sunglasses, keys, 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.

Board Games

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.

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