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The Best Father’s Day Party Games

Whether you’re hosting a Father’s Day party at home or looking for a new and fun way to celebrate the dads in your life, I have you covered with these Father’s Day Party games for kids and adults. I’ve even included a few Minute to Win It games. Perfect for preschoolers, elementary school kids and even tweens, teens and adults.

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Our Favorite Father’s Day Party Games

Father’s Day will never look the same once you start incorporating these party games into your traditions. These fun Father’s Day Games will add a lot of fun to your celebrations!


You will need:

  • Piece of paper for each child participating
  • Pen or pencil for each child participating

How to play:

Send dad out of the room and ask the kids five questions about their dad. Have each child write down what they think their dad’s answers will be. Bring dad back into the room an ask him the questions. All matching answers earn a point. The child who scored the most points wins the game.


You will need:

  • No supplies needed

How to play:

One person is the Dad. All other players stand in a circle around the Dad. The dad can approach anyone in the circle and ask, “Do you love me?” The person in the circle must respond, “I love you Dad, but I just can’t smile.” The dad can make faces, smile or laugh in an attempt to make the person smile. If the person smiles, they become the dad. If they don’t smile, the dad moves to another person in the circle.


You will need:

  • Two dad outfits – pants, shirts, belts, shoes, socks, tool belts, etc.
  • Two pairs of work gloves- one per team

How to play:

Divide your players into two teams. Place the clothes in two piles (one outfit per pile). One by one, each player will put on the work gloves and put on all of the “dad” clothes OVER their clothes. Then, they’ll take them all off and pass the gloves to the next person. Everyone on the team must put on all of the clothes and take them all off. The first to finish wins. (If playing with kids and adults, kids don’t have to wear gloves.)


You will need:

  • Water balloons
  • Baseball bat

How to play:

Dad is the pitcher and everyone else is a batter. Fill up water balloons and have dad underhand toss them to a batter. Batters hit the water balloon and get one point for every balloon hit. Take turns batting.


You will need:

  • 4 sets of alphabet letters, divided into two baskets (2 full sets per basket)
  • Father’s Day-themed words (like dad, superman, funny, etc.)

How to Play:
Divide your group into two relay teams. Both teams will receive a word. One person from each team will run to the basket of alphabet letters and find the first letter of the word. As soon as they find it, they’ll lay it on the ground next to the basket, and run back to tag the next person in line. The next person will find the next letter and so on until the entire word is spelled out.

The first team to spell out the full word wins.


You will need:

  • Blindfold
  • Toolbox

How to play:

Have dad sit in a chair blindfolded. Kids can take one tool from his toolbox. Without naming the tool, the kids can describe it to dad. Dad must guess the right tool according to the descriptions. If multiple dads are celebrating together, have them take turns, or they can all be blindfolded, and the first one to guess the tool gets a point.


You will need:

  • Any type of small, flat candy. Smarties work well.
  • Tongue depressors or jumbo craft sticks (one per player)

How to play:
Set a timer for one minute. Each player should hold their tongue depressor in their mouth and stack as many pieces of candy on top as possible. If they fall off, they must start over. At the end of one minute, the player with the most candy in a stack wins.


You will need:

  • Two balloons, blown up

How to play:
Divide players into two teams. Each team should have half of their players standing at one end of the room and half standing at the other end. One-by-one, each player must get the balloon from their end of the room to their teammate at the other end. The balloon must remain in the air, but no hands are allowed. If the balloon touches the ground, or a player uses their hands, they must go back to the beginning and start again. The team that has all of their team members go through the entire relay first, wins.


You will need:

  • 50 solo cups of one color
  • 2 solo cups of another color

How to play:
Divide players into two teams. Divide cups into two even stacks, with one colored cup on the bottom of each stack. Teams stand in line with the first person holding the stack of cups. The cup of a different color should be on the bottom. Each team member will take one cup off the top of the stack and put it on the bottom of the stack. Repeat this process as quickly as possible until the different color cup is on the bottom again. Pass the stack to the person behind you. The first team for everyone to finish, wins


You will need:

  • Straws (one for each player)
  • Paper plates (two for each player)
  • Skittles or M&Ms

How to play:
Put all of the candy on one plate. Participants must suck a candy into the bottom of the straw and blow it onto the other plate. Their goal is to move all the candy from one plate to the other in 60 seconds or less.


You will need:

  • One balloon for each participant.

Participants line up on one side of the room, blow up their balloon and tie it. They then race to the finish line with their balloon held between their legs. No hands allowed! This also makes a great relay race.


You will need:

  • Metal pie tins or paper plates (one for each player)
  • Candy like Skittles or M&Ms
  • Whipped cream (spray cans work best)

How to play:
Place 5 – 10 pieces of candy in each pie tin. (Make sure you use the same amount in each tin.) Cover with whipped cream. Each player sits with their hands behind their backs and has to find the pieces of candy and move them out of the pie tin using only their mouth. The first one to find all of their candy wins.


You will need:

  • Two bags of individually wrapped pieces of candy
  • Two empty containers

How to play:
Divide players into two teams. In a relay race, each person runs to their team’s container of candy and removes one piece of candy from the container and puts it in the empty container. THEY ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO USE THEIR TOES. They then run back to their team and tag the next person. The first team to move all of their candy from one container to the other wins.


You will need:

  • Pencils (one for each player)
  • One piece of paper

How to play:
The first player writes a Father’s Day-related sentence at the top of the paper and passes it to the person on their right. That person draws the sentence and folds the paper down so that the sentence is hidden and only the picture can be seen. The paper is passed to the right and the third person must write a sentence describing the drawing. They then fold the paper down to cover the drawing so only the sentence they wrote is visible, and they pass it to the right. This continues until the piece of paper is back where it started. There is no winner, but there are sure to be lots of laughs.


You will need:

  • One mini candy bar per person

How to play:
Unwrap the chocolate bar and place it on your forehead. Using only your face, move the chocolate bar from your forehead and into your mouth. The player who does it first, wins. If the chocolate bar falls off your face, you must start over with it on your forehead.


You will need:

  • Tapered candles (as many as you want)
  • Matches
  • Squirt gun

How to play:
Light each candle. Players will participate one at a time. Set a timer for one minute. Players will shoot out the flames using a squirt gun. Players receive one point for each candle that is no longer lit when the minute is up. Make it harder by adjusting the distance from the candles or by blindfolding participants.

Father’s Day Pictionary

Divide your group into two teams. One person from each team draws a phrase without speaking, while the other members of the team try to guess what is being drawn. The objective is for your team to guess the phrase as quickly as possible, typically within one minute.

  • Love
  • Baseball
  • Barbecue
  • Sports
  • Golf
  • Fixing things
  • Role model
  • I love my Dad
  • Fishing
  • Dad Joke

Father’s Day Charades

Divide your group into two teams. One person from each team acts out a phrase without speaking, while the other members of the team try to guess the phrase. The objective is for your team to guess the phrase as quickly as possible, typically within one minute.

  • Cleaning the garage
  • Playing with the kids
  • Grilling out
  • Asleep on the couch
  • Toolbelt
  • Father’s Day
  • Round of golf
  • Going to work
  • Grandpa
  • Playing catch

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