Quiet Games - Can Be Played Indoors or Outdoors!
Parents: find a leader for an activity below. You can also find and reach out to a Quiet Games (Indoors/Outdoors) Leader and let the leader recommend activities to do.
Poison Dart Frog
Relaxing & Quiet Group Game For Any Age
Kids sit in a circle and all close their eyes.
Supervisor (Youth Leader) selects the "poison dart frog" by tapping one of the players on the head.
The leader tells everyone to open their eyes, the leader designates a player to be in the middle.
The poison dart frog puts other players to sleep by sticking out their tongue at them. If the poison dart frog sticks their tongue out at someone, that person must wait 3 seconds before falling asleep.
The player in the middle tries to guess (3 guesses) who the poison dart frog is as they turn around the circle.
Minimum Group Size: 7
Quiet & Fun Game for Groups of All Ages
Kids sit in a tight circle then one player is chosen to the be the "Rhythm Master" so they leave the circle and face away covering their ears. Someone is chosen to be "it" and will choose a movement (clapping, snapping, etc.) for the rest of the players to follow. The objective is for the person who is "it" to switch the movements without being caught by the Rhythm Master (who was 3 guesses). If caught then the player that was "it" becomes the Rhythm Master, if not just select a new Rhythm Master
Fun, Circle Group Game - Good For Younger Children
Sit around in a circle about shoulder to shoulder. One player starts off with a phrase or word and whispers it to the player on their left. That player then whispers the heard phrase to the next person until the last person who then says the phrase out loud. They'll either say the same phrase or something completely different and funny!
Minimum Group Size: 4
Quiet and Fun Circle Game For All Ages!
One player is chosen to be the "Museum Caretaker" while the others make a fairly big circle around them.
Players strike a pose around the circle as their "statue."
Whenever the caretaker is looking another direction, players slowly move closer to the caretaker without being seen. As soon as the caretaker looks their direction, the statues freeze into a new pose.
If the caretaker catches any of the statues moving, that statue must return to the starting point along the outer circle.
Whoever gets to the caretaker first without being seen as they move wins and becomes the next caretaker!
For Younger Ages might want to replace the "closing in on the caretaker" (could be too scary/overstimulating) aspect with just trying to catch all the statues as they move for a little while then switch caretakers.
Minimum Group Size: 6