I got to know about Kahoot! for the first time in the lockdown period at work.
The HR personnel used to organise various online activities to keep the spirits of the employees and their families high. They have used Kahoot widely to organise quiz contests for kids and adults. It was quite good, sometimes participating with A, sometimes with V’s cousins, sometimes with the entire family. Moving positions above and below with each response kept us on toes.
It had been on my mind since then to try it out with family gatherings too.
Last Diwali, on the spur of the moment, we (our family, V’s mama’s family and V’s Pinni’s family who stay downstairs) decided to have a potluck lunch at our place to bring in the festive mood.
Naturally, it would be nice to have some activity post lunch to keep everyone engaged and have some fun time. Kahoot came to rescue and we prepared some questions upfront on the general interests of the participants , which were movies, food, festivals and stuff.
It was quite a hit as everyone liked it and had good fun. We paused at each question, chatted on it for a while, shared some light moments, followed each other’s scores and the best part was that, everyone was included irrespective of the gender and the age. After we were done with the quiz that we had prepared, we explored the existing available quizzes and spent sometimes with those too.
What activities do you plan at such family gatherings ? Do you have any fun activities to share ?