15 Fun Zoom Games for School Staff

In today’s world of remote learning and virtual meetings, it’s more important than ever to keep school staff engaged and connected. One way to build camaraderie and have some fun is by incorporating games into Zoom meetings. Here are 15 fun Zoom games that can bring laughter and lighthearted competition to your virtual staff get-togethers.

1. Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of items that participants need to find in their homes. Set a timer for participants to search for the items, and the first person to find all of them wins!

2. Two Truths and a Lie: Each participant shares two true statements and one false statement about themselves. Colleagues then try to guess which statement is false.

3. Emoji Quiz: Create a PowerPoint presentation with images of popular emojis and participants must determine the meaning or phrase represented by each emoji.

4. Pictionary: Use the Zoom whiteboard feature or sketch online platform for teams to play Pictionary.

5. Virtual Bingo: Share an online bingo card with participants, call out numbers, and watch as colleagues try to fill out their cards.

6. Trivia Night: Dedicate a portion of the meeting for trivia questions about your school or education in general.

7. Name That Tune: Play snippets of famous songs and have participants guess the song titles.

8. Charades: Participants act out phrases or titles while their colleagues try to guess what they’re acting out.

9. 20 Questions: Split groups into two teams, one participant thinks of an object/person/place, and the other team has 20 yes-or-no questions to guess what it is.

10. Who’s That Baby?: Before the meeting, collect baby pictures from staff members. Share them during the game revealing each image one by one while others try to match them with their current adult counterparts.

11. Virtual Escape Room: Have a team-building exercise by booking a virtual escape room experience and work collaboratively to solve puzzles.

12. Never Have I Ever: Get to know your colleagues by asking them to share something they’ve never done, raising fingers for each statement that applies.

13. Costume Contest: Host a themed costume contest where everyone dresses up and votes for the best costume.

14. One Word at a Time Storytelling: Create a story one word at a time going clockwise through participants, forming a truly unique and potentially hilarious tale.

15. Would You Rather?: Pose thought-provoking “would you rather” questions to spark interesting conversations and get insight into your colleagues’ preferences and values.

Integrating these games into staff meetings can foster camaraderie, create laughter, and provide much-needed moments of levity in challenging times. By incorporating new games regularly, you can keep the meetings fresh and engaging for all staff members. Happy gaming!