A game that is fun to play with older children and will make them (and you) feel like little kids again, is Sardines. Sardines is sort of like playing Hide and Seek, but in reverse. Typically, you play this game indoors at night. You turn off all of the lights in the house and one member hides. After one minute, the rest go on the lookout for the hider crawling on their hands and knees. When the first person finds the hider, instead of exposing him, they hide with him. The game continues with each finder finding the hider and then hiding with them until the very last finder finds the bunch.
An example of this might be that one member hides in a bathtub. When the first finder finds the hider, they scoot into the tub as well. When the third person finds them, they too get in the tub, etc.
This game is incredibly fun and slightly scary as you travel through your own house in the dark, quiet house on your knees.
- Great family activity
- Can be played anywhere within reason
- Easy to learn
- Perfect for those “boring” nights
What you need
- A good attitude
- Thinking skills
- Padding for your knees if you have them. Your knees will get sore if you don’t.