In just a few weeks, two more of our daughters will graduate from high school. That makes eight out of twelve, which means I’ll be 2/3 of the way finished with my homeschooling career come May.So today I’m sharing a game to celebrate graduates like them.
We recently hosted a party for their senior class, and here’s one of the games the kids played at the party:
We call it “Senior Scattergories.” To play, you simply think up words that fit the categories on the lefthand side of the page that also start with the letters at the top of each column.
Set a timer and let players scribble down answers as fast as they can. When the buzzer goes off, compare answers. You can award one point per item in each category and give a prize to the player with the most points.
To make the game even more challenging, only award points for answers that do not match anybody else’s answer in the group. For instance, for “places you might apply for a job,” if three people write “Sonic” under S but only one writes “Sears” then “Sears” earns a point but “Sonic” doesn’t.
If you have a graduating senior this year — or even if you don’t — give this game a try. Not only will it add some fun to your next family gathering or commencement celebration, but will sharpen your thinking skills in the process!
More graduation resources
Check out a few of our other posts on this topic:
- A Prayer for the Graduate – another of our pretty printable prayer guides
- Free Editable Transcript Template – create an official high school transcript for your student to use for college admission or job applications
- How to Make a High School Diploma – suggestions for homeschooling parents to create beautiful diplomas for their high school graduates
- How to Round out Your High Schooler’s Transcript – fulfilling graduation requirements, plus ideas for awarding credit for extracurricular activities
- How to Write a Senior Tribute – finding the right words of encouragement for your senior can be challenging
- Prayers and Advice Cards for Graduates – let guests share their best words of wisdom with your grad
- Graduation Guest Book – keep a record of guests who attend your graduation exercises
- Getting Your Child Ready for College – a short list of the things we do to prepare our kids for their time at University
- Earning College Credit at Home – how to save time and money on your child’s college education using dual credit and CLEP exams
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