How many words can you make with the phrase “Happy Halloween?” It’s actually harder than it looks!
Print out a game sheet for each player and set the clock. Give everyone 5-10 minutes to make as many words as they can out of the phrase shown (or use your own phrase by just writing it out and placing it in view of the players, such as “Sarah’s Halloween Party Rocks!”). To make it easier, younger kids can be allowed to use any number of the letters shown when making a word (like allowing the word “hoop” even though there is only 1 “O”), but adults or older kids must only use the number of letters shown (“hoop” would not be allowed).
You can either score the game on a “per-word” basis, where the number of words created is the player’s total points, or play “by the letter” and give 2 points for 2 letter words, 3 points for 3 letter words, 4 points for 4 letter words, and so on. The player with the most points at the end wins.
Everyone will have a spectacular time trying to come up with the best words, and adults and kids alike will be able to play since it scales to the level of the players well.