Group games are great for parties and can help children develop a range of important skills. Teamwork and cooperation are key to success in later life, but children also learn skills such as strategy and tactics, and communication. Competitive play also helps children learn how to win and lose in a friendly way. We’ve got a list here of games that work well with small and larger groups, but don’t be afraid to think back to the games you played as a child – kerbie, hide and seek and kickabout ball all still have lots of play value today, just as they did when we were younger!
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