Friendship games

Game On for Friendship: 8 Playful Activities to Build Connections!

Get ready for a friendship-filled extravaganza! Let’s explore some fun and interactive games for kids to get to know each other better, and that will make them giggle, challenge their creativity, and create a strong bond among friends.


1. Two Truths and a Lie

Get ready to put your detective skills to the test! Each person takes turns sharing two true statements and one false statement about themselves. The rest of the group must guess which statement is the lie. It's a fantastic way to learn interesting facts about each other and discover hidden surprises!


2. Fact or Fiction

Similar to Two Truths and a Lie, this game requires participants to share interesting facts or stories about themselves. The catch is that some of the stories may be completely made up! The rest of the group has to guess whether the fact or story is true or fiction. It's an exciting way to learn more about each other's experiences and imagination.


3. Memory Lane

Take a stroll down memory lane by sharing memorable moments from your lives. Each person takes turns sharing a significant event or a favorite memory. It could be a family vacation, a funny incident, or an accomplishment. Not only will you bond over shared experiences, but you'll also gain insights into each other's personal histories.


4. How Well Do You Know Your Friends?

Grab a My Friends and I friendship book and have a blast with your friends! Get them to fill out two pages in the book with cool details like their age, nickname, family members, and pets. And don't forget the fun part! Ask them questions like: What's their go-to food? What do they do during their free time? What tunes get them grooving? Any favorite books? And of course, their dreams for the future when they're all grown up.

Print out our "How Well Do You Know Your Friends" printable from our Freebies page and take a guess at their answers. Once you're done, compare your answers with theirs and find out how many you got spot on! Have all your friends do the same.

 My Friends and I friendship book

5. Interview Extravaganza

If you don't have a My Friends and I book yet, get your journalism skills ready! Pair up and take turns interviewing each other. One person plays the interviewer while the other answers questions about their hobbies, dreams, favorite things, and more. Switch roles and repeat. It's a great way to delve deeper into each other's interests and passions.


6. Team-building Challenge

Divide into small teams and tackle a team-building challenge together. It could be building a tower with limited materials, solving a puzzle, or even creating a skit. Through collaboration and problem-solving, you'll learn about each other's strengths, communication styles, and how well you work as a team.


7. Guess the Talent

Unleash your secret talents! Each person takes turns demonstrating a hidden skill or talent they possess, like juggling, singing, or doing magic tricks. The rest of the group must guess what the talent is. It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase your unique abilities and be amazed by what your friends can do.


8. "Would You Rather?" Extravaganza

Prepare for some tough choices and outrageous hypothetical scenarios! Each person takes turns asking the group a "Would You Rather?" question, like, "Would you rather have super strength or the ability to fly?" or "Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a pet dragon?" Discuss your answers and get to know each other's quirks and preferences. You'll find out who among your friends is a daring risk-taker or a cautious strategist!


These games will surely create a deeper connection and help you uncover fascinating aspects of each other's lives. Enjoy the journey of getting to know your friends better, and let the laughter and conversations flow!



Photo by Yan Krukau

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