Baby shower games.
Some love them some not so much.
The easy baby shower games in this post are fun but not silly so they appeal to most including those who are not into the “dirty diaper” type of games.
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1. Nursery Rhyme Quiz
Nursery rhymes are pretty cool and something most of us know so these games should be easy peasy.
a. Emoji Nursery Rhyme Quiz
We all love emojis, right? And nursery rhymes.
Well, there are some that are little creepy like Rock-a-Bye-Baby where the cradle and baby fall from the tree top. But, perhaps I don’t understand the deeper meaning of the lyrics 🙂
Check out the cute Woodland Animals Emoji Nursery Rhyme Quiz from Paper Passion Designs.
If you choose to go with woodland animals baby shower theme you’ll love this adorable Woodland Diaper Cake (You’ll find there ideas also for a DIY woodland diaper cake.)
b. Silver Nursery Rhyme Quiz
This Silver Themed Nursery Rhyme Quiz from Damla Digital can be little harder unless you really know your rhymes.
Nursery Rhyme Printables:
2. Book Emoji Pictionary
Another cute emoji baby shower game. In this one the guests will figure out the book titles based on emojis.
The Greenery Baby Shower Game Set has 9 awesome games to entertain your guest of honor, friends and family. (Answer keys to baby animals, how sweet it is, word scramble, and book emoji games are included.)
The game collection is only $3.99.
Print a sample game page so you’ll see what the colors look like.
Click the buy now button to get an instant download. (An email with link will be sent you as well. Secure payment via Paypal or Credit Card)
Greenery Baby Shower Games $3.99
3. Baby Item Box
Place various baby items in a paper bag or a box that has a small hole cut in the side.
Give each guest a certain amount like 25 seconds to feel the items. Then they will write down what they felt.
The one who has most correct wins.
And the mom-to-be gets to keep all the fun baby items!
4. Left or Right Baby Shower Game
I’m sure we all have at some point played this simple game of passing a gift to left or right based on the story read.
This cute printable is from the Party Stork. All you need is the left right story and a wrapped gift.
Read the story. Whoever is holding the gift will pass it to the left or right whenever she hears one of those words.
This game is so easy and an excellent ice breaker. Your guests will be giggling at the story while passing the gift around.
5. Mom-To-Be Timeline
You’ll need several pictures of mom-to-be at different ages.
- Place the pictures on a wall or table in random order.
- Label the pictures with numbers.
- Ask the guests to put them in correct order.
- Give an extra point for knowing the exact age.
As an alternative, copy all the images on a paper in random order. Give everyone their own printable. Ask the guests to put them in correct order by giving each image a number.
6. What’s In Your Phone
A fun alternative to What’s In Your Purse Game. The game is simple. The guests earn points for things in their phones.
Make your own or purchase one of the many options. There is one to match pretty much any baby shower theme.
What’s In Your Phone Printables:
7. Candy Match – How Sweet It Is
You’ll have lots of laughter with this candy match baby shower game!
The guests will enjoy figuring out which candy matches with “time alone”, which one is for the “sleepless nights” and so on.
Set a time limit to make it more challenging.
Perhaps the winner could receive a basket filled with the candies mentioned in the game.
This How Sweet It Is game is part of a Woodland Baby Shower Game collection.
The collection has 9 fun baby shower game printables for boy or girl baby shower! (Answer key provided for how sweet it is, word scramble, baby animals, and book emoji)
Print a sample game page.
Woodland Baby Shower games only $4.99.
How Sweet It Is Printables:
Rustic: My Tuesday Therapy
Flower: My Tuesday Therapy
Blue and Gold: Oh Baby Shower
Lollipop: Ivree Monroe Creative
Navy Chevron: Rebecca Designs 22
Safari: Shower That Baby (other roaring awesome ideas for Safari Baby Shower in this post about Baby Shower Themes For Boys)
8. Baby Pictionary
Whether you know how to draw or not this is a game that will make you all laugh together.
Baby Pictionary Word List Ideas
- high chair
- teddy bear
- baby bath
- diaper bag
- car seat
- rocking chair
- baby food
Make it easy on yourself and purchase this set of Baby Shower Pictionary Words (72) from And All the Above.
You could also do this the telestrations style! That would be hilarious!
Write down baby related sentences on index cards.
1. Each player picks one and makes a drawing in a notebook according the sentence.
2. Then she passes the notebook to the next person.
3. This player will write down what she sees in the drawing and passes the notebook to the next player.
4. This person now draws what the previous person wrote down and so on.
5. In the end the notebooks ends up back to the person who drew in it first. She will show the pages to others.
It is amazing how much changes on the way. A simple word turns into completely something else.
What You Need For Baby Pictionary:
9. Name That Tune
Put together a playlist of kids songs and lullabies.
Play each a short amount of time and ask the guests to identify it.
One point for knowing the song title two points for naming the artist.
This game can be played the way that everyone writes down the answer and whoever has most correct wins or that the first one to know each tune gets a point, the one with most points wins.
a. Name That Tune Printable with Playlist
Graphic Wisp Prints brings you a cute storybook printable for Name That Tune game. They also include a suggested playlist to save you time.
b. Name That Baby Song
Another cute printable baby shower game is Name That “Baby” Song from Hello Baby Papiere.
In this game the guests fill in the missing words for a selection of popular songs that have the word “baby” in them.
This version does not strain your brain as much.
Name That Tune Printables:
10. Don’t Say Baby
This game is one of the most common games played in baby showers I’ve attended. It’s always a great ice breaker.
As the guests arrive, give each a diaper pin or a clothes pin. Once everyone has arrived instruct them not to say the word “baby”.
Or pick another word such as the baby’s name or the mom’s name.
If anyone hears someone else to say the forbidden word she can take the pin from her.
At the end of the game, the person with the most pins wins.
11. Draw The Baby
This game always brings smiles on everyone’s face. Even those who are not artistic will find this game entertaining.
Give everyone a paper plate and a pen. Ask them to hold the plate on their heads while drawing.
You could simply ask them to draw a baby or make it more complicated and describe the nursery one item at a time they need to draw:
- a crib
- a rocking chair next to the crib
- a dresser
- a teddy bear in the crib
- a pillow on the rocking chair etc.
12. Baby Animals – Are You My Mother
A sweet game of naming the mom for each baby animal.
The Rustic Baby Shower Game Collection has 9 awesome games. (Answer key to emoji pictionary, how sweet it is, and baby word scramble is included.)
Print a sample game page so you’ll see what the colors look like.
Rustic Baby Shower Games for $4.99
13. Onesies Decorating Station
Besides needing a ton of diapers the baby will need a stack of onesies.
Set up a onesies decorating station.
You’ll need onesies and fabric markers.
The guests will have a great time writing messages or making pretty drawings.
And the new mommy will love to dress the baby in the onesies decorated with love.
14. Paint a Letter
Another creative activity that will be fun for your guests and serves as a cute decor for the baby’s room.
Buy wooden letters, markers, paint, buttons etc. and ask the guests to decorate them.
Perhaps you can spell out the baby’s name or a cute phrase.
Letter Decorating Station:
15. How Many In The Jar
This game is one of the easiest ones. All you need is a jar and something to fill it with. Well… you’ll need also paper slips and a pen.
Ideas for filling the jar:
- chocolate kisses
- candy hearts
- jelly beans
- chocolate coins
Usually the winner gets to keep the jar full of goodies.
But if you fill it with pacifiers or socks the mom to be would be happy to get a jar full of the cutest baby socks.
And the winner of the game could get a pair of fuzzy socks. Or another inexpensive baby shower favor.
How Many In The Jar Printables:
16. Cookie Decorating
Prepare or buy sugar cookies in the shape that goes with your theme.
The guests decorate cookies while talking and getting to know each other.
The cookies can be for the mom-to-be or they can be used as a party favor.
If baking cookies is not your things you can order Sugar Cookies To Decorate from Country Side Cakes.
They have hundreds of options for shapes so you can find something that goes with your unique baby shower theme.
These cookies come also in three different flavors!
Cookie Decorating Station:
17. Performing Arts
Some… not me… like to perform. This would be a perfect way for those gifted in performing arts to shower the mom-to-be in a very special way.
If you need help coming up with the words Family Friendly Poems has a big selection of poems about babies, pregnancy, family, moms etc.
Another lovely way to entertain the mom-to-be and the guests is by asking someone to sing a special song to the mom.
Speeches can be awesome and so touching. And the speech does not need to be sentimental it can be funny too.
18. Make A Book
Everyone can be an author or illustrator at this baby shower!
a. Practical Guide To Parenting
Making this book will be loads of fun!
The mom to be will have many laughs while reading all the hilarious things the guests write in this book.
Of course, you can also write good solid advice too.
Get your Book Kit from Handwritten Book Co.
b. ABC Book Kit
Coming up with hilarious advice on spot can be hard but coloring this cool Baby’s First ABC Book is not!
This baby shower activity is easy. Everyone knows how to color.
The baby will enjoy looking at the pretty pictures while mom reads it to him and talks about the people who made this book just for him.
19. Printable Baby Shower Games
Check out cute printable baby shower games. The easiest way to play games!
Have Fun Planning and Hosting An Amazing Baby Shower
Hosting a baby shower is such an honor and I hope that these game and activity ideas will make the shower very special.
P.S. Save for later! My Tuesday Therapy is here to help you to make Great Memories!
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- A Guide to Choosing a Baby Shower Theme for A Boy (Many of these work for girls too!)
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