Baby Shower Games
by Heather Slee
Object: Guess the drawings of fellow partiers to get points and win!
Materials: Bowl of folded pieces of paper with baby related subjects on them, pads of paper, pencils and pens, prizes for winning team members.
- Baby lotion
- Baby monitor
- Baby wipes
- Changing table
- First steps
- Receiving blanket
- Rubber duck
- Spit up
- Teddy bear
- Teething ring
- Wet diaper
How to play: Divide into two or more teams. Teams should have at least three people on them. During a round, one person from each team is the artist, while the others are the guessers. At the beginning of the round, one artist picks out a subject from the bowl and shares it with the artists from the other team(s). All teams should be trying to guess the same subject during a round. Then, the artists draw that subject to try to get the guessers on their team to identify the subject. You can’t write any words or numbers. Artists must do this while only drawing objects. The first team to guess the subject earns a point. There must be a new artist for the next round. You can play to as many points as you wish.
Optional: You can also have the rounds timed. Give the drawers 30 seconds to draw their object. If none of the teams guess the answer in the allotted time, it’s a redo and the artists pick another subject and start over.
Object: Come up with as many common phrases for different categories as you can.
Materials: Pens, paper, timer, bowl with folded paper slips containing categories
Common phrases with the word “baby” in them (Baby steps, smooth as a baby’s bottom, etc)
Songs with “baby” in the title (“Baby Love,” “Be My Little Baby,” etc)
Things you find in a diaper bag (diapers, wipes, changing pad, etc)
Nursery rhymes/lullabies (Little Bo Peep, Hey Diddle Diddle, etc)
Pregnancy euphemisms (bun in the oven, with child, etc)
Kinds of baby animals (kids, bunnies, ducklings, etc)
Pregnancy symptoms (back aches, morning sickness, etc)
Clichés that moms say (don’t run with scissors, your face will freeze like that, etc)
How to play: Divide the group into at least two teams. Have someone draw a category and announce it to the crowd. Then, each team brainstorms for that category for one minute. Teams then read their list of answers aloud. If one of the answers is iffy, the crowd can veto that answer. Example: “Hey, who puts a thesaurus in a diaper bag? No way!” Whichever team has the longest list of legitimate answers earns a point. You can play to as many points as you want.
Object: To come up with words matching both a category and a letter.
Materials: pens, worksheets, timer
Item in a nursery
Brand that sells baby items
Baby shower gift
Item in a delivery room
Things you say when in labor
Terms of endearment
Things at a playground
How to play: Everyone receives a worksheet with the categories listed. Each person either chooses their first initial or their last initial (not both). Using that letter, the participants must try to fill out their list. For example, Boy’s name: Harvey; Girl’s name: Hannah; Item in a nursery: hangers. Whoever has the most filled out wins!
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