Whether you love them or hate them, games are a staple at most baby showers.
Luckily, there are various baby shower activities to choose from, so you’re bound to find a few that’ll be a hit with your guests.
One game I’ve found people love is the baby shower emoji game (or Emoji Pictionary).
What is the baby shower emoji game?
Each guest has a card with a list of emojis. The game’s objective is to guess what title or phrase each set of emojis represents.
The game is typically timed, and the person who gets the most answers correct before the timer goes off wins the game.
Will Emoji Pictionary be a hit at a baby shower?
Emoji Pictionary tends to be a hit at baby showers because it’s a low-key activity. Guests enjoy playing the game while also socializing at their tables.
It works as a conversation starter and breaks up the shower nicely, entertaining the guests so the host can keep the party running smoothly.
Another bonus is that the emoji game is easy to prepare before the baby shower.
How do you play the baby shower emoji game?
You’ll first want to prepare before the baby shower by finding Emoji Pictionary cards.
I like these printable emoji cards because they include the answer key. If you don’t feel like printing cards, you can also buy physical cards like these with the answer key.
You’ll find different emoji card themes for a baby shower, such as:
- Children’s books
- Children movies
- Pregnancy phrases
- Parenting phrases
You’ll also want to supply guests with pencils or pens. I like these mini pencils.
So, your supplies are as follows:
- Emoji Pictionary cards
- Pencils or pens
- Timer or a timer app
- Prize for the winner
How to Play the Baby Shower Emoji Game
- Give each player an emoji game card and pencil.
- Decide how much time you’ll give them to play. You can choose to have a fast-paced game, which will bring some excitement to the party. However, it’s also nice to give your guests 20 minutes or so so they can leisurely play while socializing.
- When the timer goes off, have guests put their pencils down.
- Read the answers from your answer key while having each player tally up their correct responses.
- The person with the most correct responses wins the game!
Winner, Winner (Chicken dinner?)
The winner of the baby shower emoji game usually receives a fun prize. There are plenty of options for baby shower prizes, but two of my go-to are gift baskets or gift cards.
Baby Shower Emoji Game Free Printable
I’ve created this printable for baby shower emoji pictionary that you can download here. It includes two cards per 8.5×11 sheet that you can simply print from home on either regular printer paper or card stock. I’ve also included an answer key.