Talking Games for Kids

Talking games engage a groups of students quickly.  I find that almost anytime I put a child in front of the classroom, the whole group listens easily and well.  (See the little guy at the front of this group?!)

talking games played with a group of students

These games usually put kids at the front of the classroom!  They require very few, if any, materials and don’t need a lot of time to play.

Each talking game can be kept short or stretched out according to the time you have.

Check out our top 5 talking games!

Answer.Question-Speaking Version

talking games, answer, question

State an answer.  Students have to ask a question.  The technicality of the game is what creates lots of laughs!

Penny Game

talking games, the penny game

Students see how many pennies they can earn in 60 seconds.  Use this game to fit any theme kids are working on.

Fill in the Blank-Rhyme

talking games, fill in the blank

Rhyme is the focus, not whether or not the phrase makes sense.  This game creates laughs and keeps kids on edge as they wait for their turn.


talking games, spin and describe

The unusual challenge of this game gets the chuckles going.  This game forces students to think beyond the words that they normally choose and use.

In order to play this game, you’ll need one magnetic spinner*.  If you haven’t read my full post on the winner spinner, you won’t want to miss it!  It gives you a long list of game ideas that are so easy to run and super fun for the kids.  Check out the full post here.  These magnetic spinners are so worth it!


An oldie but goodie.  This game requires a garage sale or brand new version of the game Taboo.

Writing Games!

You may also want to check out our fun writing games where the kids are writing.

talking games and writing games

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