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Rainy day blues? Weather not cooperating? Need to stick to a budget and stay in? What indoor games did your family love to play growing up, and what indoor games do you play now with your kids? Let us know your favorite games to play in the comments so we can share them!
Note : Most of these indoor games for kids are fun to play with friends without many materials. However, if you prefer, we have found ready-made versions of these games for children to play. Stick with us to the end of the list for indoor games categorized by age. As always, these games and activities for kids can truly be enjoyed by anyone who is ready and willing to have fun. This may be the most absurdly simple of all the indoor games with friends — blow up some balloons, tell the kids to keep the balloons from touching the floor, and get the party started!
Admittedly this can be one of those games that can get a little rambunctious indoors, so move the breakables out of the way. String up a divider as a net and see how many times they can volley the balloon over the net without it touching the ground. This works best with only two children playing for safety reasons. This is a great indoor game for kids to get them to focus on the sense of touch in a world so focused on the sense of sight. Train their minds to associate information other than just how the object looks. Start by putting interesting objects into containers that must reach into and identify by touch.
Shoe boxes work well as they can be easily cut with scissors and do not let light through. Making the boxes is part of the fun — have the kids decorate them, just make sure to cut out -sized hand hole on the side of the box beforehand. Place an item in each box and have your kids take turns guessing what the items are. Encourage questions and offer clues as needed. This is another indoor activity for kindergarten readiness that you can easily pull together.
When plays a sorting game, they are analyzing objects, describing and comparing them and engaging in critical thinking. Colors: For younger kids, using colors is the easiest way to start a sorting activity.
Try taping down pieces of colored construction paper, then gather objects to match. LEGO Duplos work well. Advanced: Sort by the texture of a surface or type of object, for instance wooden vs plastic vs metal. More variations: You can make it into a full on game by timing how fast kids can find 5 objects of each type. Or enforce an order that they must retrieve them in — first red, then blue, then yellow, then repeat. We typically think of bubbles as an outdoor activity; this version can be played indoors. Get a plate and straw for each child and put a coin-sized drop of dish soap on it.
Mix a little water in until suds form. Each child then puts the end of the straw straight up and down into the suds so that a layer of soap forms over the end of the straw.
Blowing very slowly, a single bubble will start to grow! Can you blow a giant bubble? How long can you hold it for? I Spy and its variations are wonderful sensory games and activities for young kids to get to know the world around them. If there are multiple children then they can take turns looking around and guessing. Variations: Limit the of guesses each child gets. This is a more easily set up indoor game than you might think.
Challenge your child to follow the line all the way to end. Angles: Try taping down further lines at different angles. Spirals and zig-zags are always fun.
This is one of those physical games for kindergarten readiness that is easy to practice. Backwards: Switch up the challenge by having the child walk the tape line backwards or with eyes closed socks off so they can feel the line. Other variations: Walk the tape line heel-to-toe or try jumping down the line both feet still on! De a simple maze for toddlers or add dead ends to challenge older. Add balls: Can the kids dribble a small ball through the maze without crossing any of the tape lines?
Get a timer and mark how long it takes the kids to move the ball through the maze — then challenge them to improve their time. maze: This is a good variation for children who are learning recognition and counting skills.
Mark s along the maze route the child can follow in the correct order from start to exit. Get creative and add other pieces to make a street scene or use furniture in the room as obstacles. The kids will be driving all over town all day long. Variations: The tape course is limited only by your imagination.
Trains could follow train tracks or unicorns could dance on rainbows. Buy It: If you can imagine it, you can probably buy a decorative tape already printed. Basketball games for indoor fun?
You betcha! Kids can take turns throwing to score, and they could even take the risk of a longer throw worth more points! More sock basketball variations: Each kid throws the ball, and if they score they take a step back. The one to score from the furthest distance wins. Likely the safest way there is to play hockey — no helmets or even sticks required! We like to use a plastic laundry basket tipped sideways for the goal.
Pick a kid or adult for goalie and try to toss the socks into the goal. Sock bean bag toss: A great use for that large cardboard box you were about to recycle. Cut holes of various widths and shapes and as point values to each one. You can use soft socks to toss or small balls such as ping-pong. Little prizes totally optional. This indoor game can get a little giggly, so be warned! It is great though, because it is one of those games to play with kindergarten kids up through older grades.
Grab any soft ball or rolled up socks and underhand-toss it to. Instruct them to toss it to someone else as quickly as possible. Each child repeats this. When does this game end?
Who knows? Just get rid of it! Hot potato variations: If you have enough children for this indoor activity, play short segments of music while they toss the object, stop the music, and the last child to touch it when the music stops is out of the game. Repeat until there is only 1. Right now! This game is all about acting out a word or phrase using no spoken words whatsoever. It can be easily modified for any age group. For full instructions visit here. Animal Charades: Write down, print out or use stickers of animals depending on the ages of your .
Cut out each animal, fold in half, and place in a bucket. Begin the game by having the first child choose a piece of paper. The child then acts out the animal silently while the other children try to guess what animal is being portrayed. Charades games are so versatile that they can be group indoor games for 5 year olds, one on one games for 2 kids or even adult games with no kids at all.
More variations: All secret words could come from a theme such as movies.Seeking easy and fun
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