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Video Chat Ideas for Kids
Video Chats like Zoom, Facetime, What’s app, Skype and others allow you to stay connected despite long distances.
But simply talking can be boring, so why not try those fun video chat activities and games for kids. They allow you to feel connected with your family and friends without getting bored.
Those video chat activities are intent for ages 4+ and no more is needed than either the free game printables for each party or a paper and pen.
All video chat games can be played with 2 or more people at the same time. Some are more fun in a group than others but it is not mandatory.
Games to Play Over Video Call
- The laughing game
- I spy with my little eyes
- Guess who I am
- 2 truth and 1 wish
- Read my lips
Scroll down for MORE fun video chat game ideas and HOW to play them.
The Laughing Game
How to Play the Laughing Game
You have 20 seconds to make the other person laugh. How you make the other person laugh is up to you!
In a group setting let the person who is “IT” pick 1 person in the group who shall make them laugh or smile.
If the other player failed, “IT” chooses another opponent.
If the person laughs the other player becomes “IT”.
I Spy With My Little Eye
How to Play I Spy
One player is picking an object in the other players surrounding. Once you have chosen an object, say “I spy with my little eye….” and offer a clue.
For example I spy with my little eye something blue. The other player has to guess which object it is.
Has the second player guessed the object it is his or her turn to pick an object in the other players surrounding.
Guess Who I Am
How to Play Guess Who I Am
The first player chooses a person. The other players have 20 questions they can only be answered with yes or no to guess which person the player is.
To make it easier for children we narrow the group of people to choose down to a group. For example we say Disney princesses, Star Wars figures, or super heroes etc.
2 Truth and 1 Wish
How to Play 2 Truth and 1 Wish
This 2 truth and 1 wish is a kids friendly version of the game 2 truth and 1 lie.
Each player thinks of three statements about themselves. Two must be true and one must be a wish.
Then ever player takes his turn to tell two truths and one wish in any order.
At the end of each round the players vote on which 2 statements they think are a lie.
After the voting process is finished, the person reveals which ones were made up.
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Read My Lips
How to Play Read My Lips
The first player turns off the microphone on his device and says a word. The other players try to understand and guess the word.
The person who has guessed correct becomes now the player to pick a new word.
How to Play Storyteller Pass-Along
Every participant has 1 minute to tell a story. After 1 minute is over, the next player starts to continue the story till the fairy tale is over.
Use your imagination and dive into new adventures!
How to Play 21 Questions
The first player chooses a second person to ask any 21 questions. All questions should be answered truthfully. Then you change the roles.
Purpose of this game is to get to know each other better. Off limits on questions can be chosen if necessary.
Find Me Something
How to Play Find Me Something
The first player ask the second player to find “something blue/ smooth/ starting with the letter c”.
Then player 2 will go around trying to find an object and bring it back.
Afterwards they can switch roles or pick another player.
Who Is It
How to Play Who Is It
This is the perfect game for grandparents to play with their grandchildren.
Grandma or grandpa show an old photograph of a family member when they were little. The children have to guess who it is.
I Am Packing My Suitcase
How to Play I Am Packing My Suitcase
Someone starts with “I m packing my suitcase and I put….. socks in it”.
The next person starts from the start and adds their own – “I m packing my suitcase and I put socks in it and shoes”.
Carry on for as long as you can without making a mistake!
This game is definitely a great way of practicing your memorization.
How to Play Simon Says
One player is Simon and gives commands to the other players.
If the player says “Simon says…clap your hands” everyone must do that action.
If the player says just “clap your hands” everyone must remain still or they are out of the game.
Who can stare for the longest without blinking? The first one blinking is losing.
Make sure to sit close enough on the screen so the other players can see your face.
Read a book to the children.
Make a talent show. Every participant will pick a talent and practice for the video chat.
The kids will have so much fun showing their talent and watching others!
Make a puppet show for the children. They will enjoy watching it.
Show and Tell
Everyone will choose a special item that they can share with each other.
During the video chat show your object to the others and tell them about it!
How to Play the Alphabet Game
All players take turns finding an object which starts with a specific letter. Work your way through the alphabet.
Make sure to help younger children out if they need help.
In the links below you can find the instructions for each game including free printables.
- Nature Hunt Bingo from Bitz and Giggles
- Family Charades from Made with Happy
- Battle ship from Farm girl reformed
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