Summary: Ball Talk is a game that can be played in a pool, at the beach, inside your living room, in a backyard, or at a park. It is really versatile.
For Ball Talk, all you have to do is decide which questions would be appropriate for your own age group of girlfriends. Simply think of questions that you would like to be asked or things you would like to know about others.
Below is a starter list of fun questions to write on the ball. Choose the ones that work for your circumstances. Grown-Up girls may want to think of some spicy questions if playing with only adults. You may want to throw in some more questions about “boys” for the teenage crowd. With this game, you are guaranteed to have a BALL!
Ages: 10 and older
Recommended Number of Players: Between 5 to 20
If you have more than 20 players, you may want to consider getting two balls and having two circles.
1) The largest inflatable beach ball you can find
2) Permanent Marker – Black is fine, but several colors are more fun!>
Set Up: Write the questions for your age group on the beach ball with the permanent markers. The more questions you want on the ball, the smaller you will need to write. Choose questions from the lists below or design a few of your own.
How to Play: Have the girls stand in a circle. If you are playing by a pool, sit on the edge. If the ball doesn’t make it to the other player, she will have to jump in and swim for it.
The Hostess of the party begins by throwing the ball to anyone she chooses. The other player catches the beach ball using both hands. The one who caught the ball must answer the question that their right thumb is touching. After answering the question, that player then throws the ball to another person.
Sample Questions to Write for Ball Talk: What is the funniest movie you’ve seen? What is your favorite food? What are three adjectives that describe you? Who is your favorite female singer? Who is your favorite movie star? What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? What do you say when you talk in your sleep? What is your biggest fear? If you were invisible what would you do? Would you rather be a bear, bird or barracuda? What do you love to do the most? Describe your last dream. What is one thing about you that no one here knows? What do you want to do when you grow up? Who is your favorite Disney princess and why? Blueberries or Raspberries? What is your favorite sport to play/watch? If you could only watch on TV show for the next year, which would it be? What dessert do you order most often? Who do you admire? Who is your favorite historical figure? If you couldn’t live in this town, where would you move? Which would you prefer as a second home: Mountain cabin, beach house or big city condo? What would you do on your dream date?
For more sample questions, you can read through the Truth or Dare Questionsor the Get to Know You Questionsto see if there are any there you would like to include.
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