8 Fun Zoom Games to Play with Kids

30/11/2020

Zoom and Facetime have become commonplace with people all around the world.  Everything from online school to conference calls, meetings and even business networking is taking place over these online communication platforms.  But this doesn’t answer one crucial questions many parents are asking:  “What are we supposed to do to keep the kids occupied and entertained?”

 

Let’s face it – some children do well with zoom and online classes, and others…well, not so much.  Regardless, we have to face the facts:  online learning is here to stay.  And if that isn’t enough, parents with younger kiddos at home are juggling working from home, educating their children and keeping them entertained.  It’s not enough to schedule a playdate anymore – nor is it viable for some families!  So, we’ve come up with a few Zoom games your kids can play with their peers from the comfort of home!

 

8 Zoom Games to Play with Kids

  1. Twenty Questions

One child thinks of a person, place or thing and the others over Zoom have 20 questions they can ask to try and figure out what it is.  Depending on their age, the child thinking of the person, place or thing share it with an adult so it’s facilitated.  Several teachers are starting to use this game in lieu of recess.

 

  1. Clap the Song

One child thinks of a song and starts clapping it – the others get to guess and see what song it is.  Each child can take turns thinking of a song and clapping it to the others.

 

  1. Charades

Pick a theme, such as animals, or professions.  Have each child take turns acting out their subject of choice.  See if the other children can guess it in under a minute or two!

 

  1. Pictionary

Each child must have a notepad in front of them with a pencil.  Pick a theme, such as travel or food, and then have each child take turns drawing out their subject of choice while the others guess.

 

  1. The Alphabet Game

Pick a theme, such as food, and have the first child start with the letter A naming a food (like Apple).  The second child then goes with the letter B (Banana) and so on and so forth.  Keep going all the way until Z and then pick a different theme to keep the fun going!

 

  1. The Alphabet Race

The facilitator, parent or teacher (whoever’s chaperoning the Zoom playdate), picks a letter.  The children then must go through their home and find three things that start with that letter.  The first child to make it back gets to choose the next letter, and so on and so forth.

 

  1. One of These Things is Not Like the Other

The facilitator thinks of four items, but one isn’t like the other.  For example, apples, bananas, strawberries, and trees.  The first child who says the tree isn’t like the rest (because it isn’t edible), is the winner.  Playing a few rounds of this will keep your kiddos busy!

 

  1. Sentence Story Building

The facilitator starts with a sentence that begins a story.  Each child then states a sentence that adds onto the story.  After a few rounds, the facilitator ends the story.  The end!

 

The way we live and work has changed drastically, including how we educate the youth in Malaysia!  It hasn’t been easy, but we have persevered.  With new technology comes new methods, techniques and ideas for continuing our children’s education despite these trying times.

Stay tuned for more interesting tips and ideas from the staff at LHS school in PJ!

About Little Human Scholars Schools in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

 

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

 

The best part is LHS school in PJ has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

 

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

 

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

 

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!

 

Cheers,

 

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