Take a bag of M&M’s or Skittles candy and tell everyone to grab a handful…or specify a number (I prefer this if you have a large group so it doesn’t take so long- I suggest each family member take 4 or 5 candies) You might also choose to split up in smaller groups such as children under 12, 12 and over, young adults etc. if you have a larger group such as a family reunion.
Assign a different meaning to each color, blue= family, green=hobbies, yellow=animals, brown= work or school etc. Participants must tell one thing about themselves for how many candies they have in their hands using the colors as their guide. They may also eat them as they share their information. (“Blue…I have two sisters.”, then eats the candy. “Yellow…I have a dog named Kodi.”, and eats the candy etc.)If you have two or more of the same color you have to tell one thing per candy regardless the color.
This is a good ice breaker because you can play it as soon as your party is supposed to start and those that come a little late can participate when they arrive.
My family consists of 8 adults and 4 children 6 years and under. We like to get together for family game night every Friday. We make homemade pizza and play games. We have some fun games that we adults like to play but we’re always on the look out for games that the kids can play.
Our latest find is Pengoloo. It’s a very simple but well-done memory game.
There are twelve cute wooden penguins with a hollow space to hide one of twelve brightly colored eggs (2 each of 6 colors).
Players roll the dice to determine what color eggs they are looking for and then look under two penguins. If they get a match, they get to keep it; if both match, they get another turn; otherwise, it’s the next player’s turn.
The first to get 6 eggs wins, or the one at the end with the most eggs.
Our little ones, and the big ones too, had a fun time playing this game for family game night. The game is very sturdy and I think that it will last a long time. It costs under $25.00 and you can purchase it by clicking on the link below or in the family reunion helper store.