Actually, everyone can have fun with this homemade game of 20 Questions.
No matter the crowd, when there’s a game to play, the mood’s lighter, there’s a little more laughter, and there’s a little more festivity in the air. 20 Questions is a super game for getting folks to chat, having kids listen and think , and practicing questioning skills.
This party game is seriously one of our faves. And our version is personal–so famous faces mix with familiar faces–and it’s a total riot.
20 Questions is a great, homemade party game or activity to pass a quiet afternoon at home.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- 20 Questions With Kids–Homemade Party Game: I created this game last year to bring to a New Year’s Eve party with some friends, but we’ve pulled it out several times through the year. It’s fun.
20 Questions is easy to play.
Each player takes a turn grabbing a card from the pile. The player holds the card up on his or her forehead so that all the other players can see who or what is on the card but the player cannot.
Here’s where 20 Questions come in: the player holding the card tries to figure out the identity of the person on the card by asking close-ended questions to the other players, much like the questions in Guess Who?.
Close-ended questions are questions that can be answered with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. That’s it. So the player holding the card must be strategic:
- Is my person a male?
- Does my person appear on television?
- Is my person a child?
- Does my person have long hair?
- Is my person fictional or real?
And remembering the answer to each question will help determine the questions that are asked next.
Our cards are full of fun, famous faces: Oprah, Elmo, Donald Trump, and Punky Brewster along with tons of other sports figures and familiar faces from kids’ programming.
But even more fun is adding friends and family to the cards. We’ve added our kids’ faces, friends’ faces, teachers and coaches faces, and it’s all in good fun. Pulling a card out with a face that is actually at the party makes the laughter a bit more hearty and questions a little more hysterical.
Our set has a page of blank cards so that we can add photos of whomever we’d like to the 20 Questions party card mix.
Feel free to download and print the 20 questions party game.
Please share it, add your own, and have a blast wherever you celebrate the New Year or need an ice-breaker game. I’d be thrilled if you pinned this post, tweeted it, facebooked it, or emailed it to a pal.
Again, here’s the 20 questions party game.
20 Questions helps kids of all ages to practice their questioning and thinking skills.
It’s a blast. It makes parties more fun, and the set is small enough to fit in a sandwich bag and throw in your purse or diaper bag for just about any day of the year.
Have a super party–wherever and however you celebrate!
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