List of Indoor Games for kids6 min read
Indoor games can certainly be considered as one of the most relaxing activities that one can indulge in. Be it at any kid’s house party or just casual gameplay, your kids would always prefer it over outdoor games especially if the weather outside is too hot or cold or wet. Let your kid have their own version of Olympic “games” at home. The only thing you must do is have fun because your children will and they’ll likely be asking you to play more games with them.
Looking for ways to keep your little ones engaged?
Worry not because we have your back. For your better understanding, we have put together a list of some fabulous indoor games, the materials needed for each, instructions for playing, and where appropriate, some variations on the basic gameplay. From learning games to videos for reading, to math, to science, and more, we have everything your kiddos need! There is also no harm in testing it out. Get ready for a great time together, put your game face on, and enjoy.
6 Entertaining Indoor Games for Kids
Here are 6 entertaining and fun indoor games for kids, guaranteed to keep them amused for hours, without the mess! And most of these games are suitable for larger groups and guess what, these games are perfect for birthday parties too!
This game is extremely amazing as well as engaging. Popularly known as ‘Stepoo’ we are pretty sure you might have played this game in your childhood too. For setting up the apparatus, you will need just two things, you will need chalk for drawing and 2) a pebble to throw.
- First, take your chalk and draw a hopscotch diagram onto your floor.
- The next step is to gather numbers for your hopscotch squares 1-7, however, you can add more squares if you have the space. The more the merrier.
- Now, assist your child to throw the light weighted pebble over the blocks randomly.
- Suppose you throw the pebble randomly and the pebble gets on the 5th block.
- What you need to do is hop (with one leg) on the number blocks starting from 1. Then 2,3 and so on.
- Once you reach the 4th block, pick the pebble and move back block wise- from 4 to 3, 2, and 1.
- If you step down with the other leg in between the process. You will be voted out. If not, you’ll earn 1 point.
What’s That Sound?
This game is both educational and fun for younger kids. This will definitely help your child’s listening abilities by compelling them to concentrate and enjoy simultaneously. Want to secretly test your kids’ cognitive skills secretly? Check this game out!
- You may need materials such as combs, pots and vessels, remote controls, books, pens, bottles, toys, clocks, etc., which have unique sounds.
- Now place the items on the table and ask the child to make a mental note of them.
- Time to take the items away and ask the kid to turn to the other side or close his eyes.
- Now what you need to do is pick an item and make a sound with it. If the child guesses it correctly, s/he scores a point.
For this game, you will need ten empty water bottles or soda cans, a tennis ball or a plastic bowling ball, a marker, masking tape and non-toxic, spray paint. Try this fun game at least once!
- Use a masking tape to create a bowling line, which need not be exceeded while throwing the ball.
- You should always keep in mind the age and the physical abilities of the child to determine how long the lane needs to be.
- Now paint the cans or bottles. Let them dry.
- Arrange the bottles in order at the end of the line.
- Let the child use a tennis ball or plastic ball to strike all the bottles or pins.
If you have the bowling set already, you can use it.
Indoor Obstacle Game
You must try this on a snowy or rainy day. Let your kids have fun with these obstacles. Let them find their own ways to deal with the small obstacles, which would eventually help them to be smarter.
For this game, you will need hula hoops, chairs, blankets, and a ball. It is advised to add anything else that might be useful. Let’s check it out!
- Make the obstacle course ready with some specific rules on what to do or how to maneuver around each obstacle.
- For instance, if you have a chair or a table around, tell your kids that they have to crawl under it. If you have a hula hoop around, they have to use the hoop twice or thrice before moving on to the next obstacle and so on.
- Your kid will get a score only if he or she has passed all the obstacles in the order that has been decided earlier.
When you cannot step out, make sure you have a few puzzles that you can work on all day. You will need puzzles-games, books, and ideas.
Types of puzzles:
- Picture puzzles, but these won’t keep you busy for long unless there are more than 25 pieces in it.
- A picture puzzle book can be a great idea, given that you can work on one puzzle after another to keep the child engaged.
- Word puzzles are a great option if you want to improve your child’s vocabulary.
- 3D puzzle toys are good for younger children.
Stock up a few puzzle books or games in the house, without your child’s knowledge, to save yourself on a rainy day.
Stacking up the dominoes and then watching them fall one by one is just something! And that is exactly what you should do when you have all day to yourself. You will need a dominoes game set.
Arrange the dominoes in any pattern that your kid likes. This work may take you some time so ask your kid to help you.
Once it is ready, you can ask your child to flip the first domino to set it off while you can record on video!
Come up with different patterns and time them to see which takes the longest to fall.
Indoor games need not just be board games or card games. Neither do they have to be dull and boring! The above list is a sure shot to your kid’s happiness.
Let them feel wanted and play along. Undoubtedly your kid will never forget such experiences with you. When your kid’s idea of a fun time is trying out different things or playing video games 24×7, which is an activity they should not be involved in too much. And yet, with preschools and schools closed, coping up as a parent is quite a challenge.
We can all assume we’re going to be in this Covid situation for quite some time and there’s so much that you as a parent needs to handle. With that being said, help your kids remain entertained throughout isolation. Let your kids play. Have fun and enjoy the game.
Keep the adventure on!