10 Games That Get 'Em Giggling
Stuck in a giggle rut? Try a few of our mom-approved suggestions for bringing on the laughs.
“We have a tickling game where I walk my fingers up their arms and in a sing-song voice say: ‘From here to there to Washington Square, when I get there I’m going to tickle you!’ and proceed to tickle them. It always makes them laugh.” - Linda B.
“We play Find Mommy. Our coffee table has six little cubbies that once held baskets. I stick my head in one of the cubbies and Alex finds me from the other side. Hours of entertainment!” - Tara R.
“It’s so easy and my son could play it for what seems like forever and it never fails to make him laugh.” - Colleen B.
“My daughter likes to stack hats on top of my head. Obviously it’s not a ‘real’ game but it sure is a game to her. The more hats that stay on the prouder she is of herself and the funnier it looks. It’s a win-win.”
- Rachel M.
King of the Jungle
“Ben could not get enough of playing ‘Benzilla.’ Big bro Nick builds a block tower and Ben knocks it down, time and time and time again.” - Anne E.
“It always cracks Isabella up!” - Jen V.
“We have these flash cards with colorful pictures on them to help teach our son words. He’s not really talking yet, but I’ll lay out a few of them and say ‘Show me where the fish is.’ He gets so excited when he points to the correct card.” - Arianna L.
“Believe it or not — basketball. He has a tiny hoop that makes noise when he throws the ball through it. He could sit there and put the ball through the hoop all day if we let him.” - Stephanie S.
“It’s not really a game so much as an activity but we learned how to safely help our daughter ‘tumble’ at her gym class. She loves it!” - Courtney S.
Just Say No
“I sing ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’ and help her do the motions as we change verses. She thinks it’s especially funny when I sing to shake your head ‘no’ because at this age, ‘no’ is both her only and favorite word!”
- Charla H.