10  Fun Virtual Playdate Ideas

By Whitney Cornelison | Simplifying Family

“Children learn as they play. More importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.”

– O. Fred Donaldson

Whether you are social distancing or someone moved across the country, virtual playdates are a great way to stay connected with friends and even family when you can’t see each other in person.

Write a Story Together


Take turns writing a sentence or paragraph of a story together. Keep going until it’s finished!

Play A Game Together


Find a board game you both have and play together or play an online game together.

Have a Tea Party


Get dressed up, send out recipes of special treats to have together, and drink tea with friends. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Have a Show and Tell with Favorite Toy


Pick two or three favorites and have them share why it’s a special toy.

Play a Trivia Game


There are several programs that allow people to play trivia games together virtually.

Have a Scavenger Hunt


Scavenger hunts are perfect for kids of any age. It can be as simple as finding items of a certain color or finding pictures in magazines.

Have a LEGO Challenge


Give them a theme and a time limit. At the end of the time, they can show each other what they built and how it works.

Learn Magic Tricks


Have each person practice two or three magic tricks. Once they are online, everyone can put on their very own magic show!

Color Together


Print off coloring pages and talk to each other while you color together virtually.

Have a Dance-Off


Choose your favorite playlist and dance, dance, dance! This could also turn into a karaoke battle. Have fun with it!