Another cold, rainy day? You’re there: Tired children glued to the sofa, the clock ticking slowly, and you’re running out of ideas. You’re in the right place. This list contains the top indoor games that you should try. You’ll find kid-friendly card games, creative indoor activities, fitness games, and fun ways to reuse all of the items on your newborn list.
Pencil and paper gamesWe’ve compiled a list of indoor pencil-and-paper games that rival TV, from Battleship to Sprouts. Grab some paper and pencils to check out our best pencil-and-paper games.
This doesn’t require a large building set. You can make your own cities with popsicle sticks, card towers, and even buildings made of blocks or indoor Forts from boxes or pillows. You can get competitive if you build the tallest tower. These magnet-building sets are great for kids who love to build.
Magical Mama (or Papa)
You can be Harry Houdini for your children, but without the locks, chains, and water tanks. Place a coin underneath one of the three cups, then shuffle them around. Ask your children to identify which cup contains the coin. Parents can sneakily place the cups at the table’s edge and secretly drop the coins.
Card games can be challenging for young minds and provide hours of indoor entertainment. Take a few cards with you and see our favorite card games.
A good puzzle can help you exercise your creative, cognitive, and problem-solving skills. Either buy a pre-made or let the children make it. Your children can draw a picture on a piece of sturdy cardboard or Bristol board.
Next, trace the puzzle pieces with a pencil. Use a pair of scissors to cut the pieces, then mix them together and start solving. Indoor games and crafts in one fun activity!
Turn up the volume and choose a song that your children love. Ask them to dance until they hear the music stop. They must stop dancing when the music stops. For a more difficult game, ask your children to freeze in certain poses: letters, shapes, letters, or yoga positions. This game is especially loved by toddlers.
This indoor game is great for large groups. Divide the children into groups. Each group should be given a bag containing props such as a spoon or toy jewelry. Give them each 15 minutes to create a skit based on the props. This is a great game that doesn’t need to be competitive.
The kids can vote for the winning skit if they want. This is the most popular activity for kids that can be done together without adult supervision.
This classic schoolyard game is sure to become a hit indoors. You can set up a hopscotch on any surface. To create the nine connecting squares, masking tape is a great choice. Boxes 1-3 will be placed one after the other in a single line. Boxes 4 and 5 will be placed side by side. Next, there will be a single box (6), two additional boxes (7, 8), and finally the “home” base (9). Next, pick a marker such as a beanbag, stone, or coin.
The marker will be thrown into square 1. The player will hop, one foot on each square and two feet on the side-by-side squares. Before hopping back, the player can rest on “home”. The player may rest on “home” before returning to square 1. If successful, the player will grab the marker at square #1.
If a player fails, the next player will take his turn. Players take their next turn by throwing the marker onto the last box. The winner is the player who has thrown the marker home first (#9) and completed the entire course smoothly.
DIY Balance beam
Make your own balance beam while you’re still using your masking tape. Children love to walk in straight lines, as we all know. Put on some music, and one at a time the kids can take their turn walking one foot over the other across the straight line of tape. You can make the game more difficult by asking the children to balance on one side or walk backward. To continue practicing balance, we also love this beam. They will be able to balance on the beam safely and with good gross motor skills.
Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek is a classic indoor game that would not be complete without it. This classic game has one player (“It”) covering his/her eyes and counting aloud, while the rest of the players hide. After “It” has finished counting, they begin looking for hiders. The next “It” will find the hider that was last found.
Warning: This game can cause a lot of laughter. For families with older children, you might consider playing Hide and Seek (in the dark). To ensure safety, you should make sure that there are no objects on the floor. You can allow “It”, if you wish, to have a flashlight and turn on the lights once it has finished counting.
Children love to find hidden objects, especially if there is a prize at the end. You can simply write your clues on a slip of paper. Get creative. You can place the first clue in a convenient location, such as inside a child’s cereal bowl or snack. You can leave as many clues around the house as you want, and then make a trail leading to the final clue.
The treasure hunt is not about a prize. It can lead to coins all around the house. The treasure hunt allows the children to gather all the coins and place them in their piggy bank at the end. These 11 tips will help you create an amazing treasure hunt or other indoor activities.
This is a great way to recycle water bottles. Or you can buy an indoor bowling set. Place six to ten water bottles at the ends of your living or hall. A line of duct tape should be placed at the beginning line. As bumpers, use cardboard boxes. Start bowling with a medium-sized indoor basketball. You can keep track of your scores and award trophies at each end.
You can fill the bottles with water if you want to stabilize them or make it more difficult. Make sure to secure the caps! To keep your kids entertained on rainy days, you can also purchase inexpensive indoor bowling set. This might be their favorite play-at-home tradition.