Party Activities for Kids


Roadblock is a fun game with a room full of people, and is a great way to get to know each other.

What You'll Need:

  • Group of people, the larger the better
  • Living room furniture
  • 1 less chair or seat on the couch than the number of people playing

How to Play Roadblock:

Step 1: One person stands in the middle of the group and tells one thing about himself or herself, such as "My name begins with A." Then everyone for whom that statement is true -- in this case, anyone else whose name begins with A -- jumps up and dashes for a different empty seat (including the person in the middle). It can't be right next to the seat you just had.

Step 2: If only one other person jumps up, they are next to stand in the middle. If no one jumps up, the same person must tell something new about himself or herself.

Step 3: Here's the tricky part -- no item can ever be repeated. If you can't think of something new, yell, "Roadblock!" Then everyone must jump up, grab another seat, and avoid being the person left standing.

Keep reading to learn how to challenge each other by drawing pictures with your feet.

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