Play games using Skype

There are numerous games you can play with your children even when you are far away, thanks to Skype and similar communication technology. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Charades
  • Scissors, Paper, Rock
  • Simon Says
  • Questions Only (Anything anyone says must be framed as a question)
  • I Spy (Select something in the other person’s background)

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