Having just returned from Walt Disney World this week, we did our fair share of waiting in lines. I “brought along” some of my favorite games to play to pass them time and wanted to share them with you. What kind of prep work does it require to play these games?? Absolutely nothing! Just pin this post and open it up on your smart phone while your in line and you are ready to go!
7 Games to Play While You Wait in Line
1. I Own A Store – One of my kids favorite car games is just as fun to play while waiting in line for a coaster. One person starts off with “I own a (type of store) and I sell something that starts with the letter (choose your item).” For Example: ” I own an athletic store and I sell something that starts with the letter W. (answer: whistle)
2. Thumb War – You have to hold hands on this one, so siblings beware! Grasping each others hands, you leave the thumbs out in the air and count out ” One, two, three, four, I declare thumb war!” and thumb wrestle until one can pin the other’s thumb down for 10 seconds.
3. Rock, Paper, Scissors – An oldies but a goodie!
4. Alphabet Game – Pick a topic (like breakfast foods) and go through the alphabet saying something that starts with the letter in that topic. For example, Applesauce, Brioche, Cereal, etc. We can keep it easy to accommodate the youngest or make it hard – ever try Song Titles??
5. Geography Game – A version of the alphabet, one must name a location (city, state, country, lake, etc.) that starts the with last letter of the previous answer. For example: Texas —-> Salt Lake City —-> Yucatan Pennisula.
6. 2 Truths & a Lie – Each person has the opportunity to tell 2 true facts about themselves and a lie. Everyone has a chance to guess which one is the lie. This is a great game to get to know people with – or if you are on a multigenerational trip, a good one for children to learn more about their grandparents.
7. Heads Up! – We love the Heads Up app (available in iTunes for $.99) from the Ellen Show – it’s always a fun game to play anywhere you are.
Personally, I like to use time in the lines to talk & interact with my kids, so I try hard not to pull my phone out (except in the case of the above game). It’s a great time to really connect, laugh, and enjoy each other’s company, so make the most of the forced time you have together.
Do you have any fun games you like to play while waiting in line? I’d love to hear them! Leave them in a comment below!