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20 indoor games to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day

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Postby Dikus В» 25.10.2019


Rainy day blues? Weather at the extremes? 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? Did you learn some great games for kids at school?

Let us know in the comments so we can share them! Note: Most of these indoor games for kids are fun games to play with friends indoors without many materials. However, if you prefer, we have found ready-made versions of these games for children to play. Click the image to go to the product on Amazon. While your price does not change, we receive a small commission on any purchases made through our site.

If you stick with us, this list of indoor activities has been categorized into age appropriate groups at the end of the article fun games for preschoolers up through teens.

Or you can use the quick links below to skip to the lists. 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!

This is admittedly one of those kids physical games that can get a little rambunctious indoors, so move the breakables out of the way. Buy It: pack multi colored balloons. Balloon tennis or balloon volleyball: 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 to focus young kids 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 a child must reach into and identify by touch. Shoe boxes work well as they are usually readily available, 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 a child-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 of the games for kindergarten readiness that you can easily pull together. When a child plays a sorting game, they are analyzing objects, describing and comparing them and engaging in critical thinking.

All kinds of learning is going on. 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 asking competing children to go find 5 objects of each type the fastest.

Or you can 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 around a table. Simply get a plate and straw for each child and put a coin-sized drop of dish soap on the plate. Mix a little water in until suds form. Each child should then put 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! Who can make the biggest bubble? Who can hold the bubble there the longest? I Spy and its variations are wonderful sensory games 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. The first child correct gets to spy something next. It is so versatile, you can take it anywhere.

Variations : Limit the number of guesses each child gets. This is a more easily set up indoor game than you might think. Challenge your child to only walk on 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!

Design a simple maze for toddlers or add dead ends to challenge older kids. 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. Number maze: This is a good variation for children who are learning number recognition and counting skills.

Mark numbers 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. The setup of this game can actually be as fun as playing it. Divide into two teams, create some sock balls from pairs of socks, and then each team creates its fort! Blankets, pillows, chairs, and couches are all fair game.

Once you have built your elaborate fort, make sure all breakables are cleared away and start throwing! If a kid is hit then they are out for the remainder of the game. The last team standing wins. It also translates well to an outdoor game — just make sure you bring in all the socks when you are done. Sock basketball: Basketball games for indoor fun? You betcha! Kids can take turns shooting to score, and they could even take the risk of a longer shot worth more points!

More sock basketball variations: Each kids shoots the ball, and if they score they take a step back. The one to score from the furthest distance wins. Sock hockey: 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 assign point values to each one. You can use soft socks to toss or small balls such as ping-pong. Little prizes totally optional. Hot Potato: 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 the older grade school ages. Simply get any soft ball or rolled up socks and underhand-toss it to a child.

Instruct them to under-hand 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! Buy It: Hot Potato Family. Hot potato variations: If you have enough children, 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 child. 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 click here. Cut out each individual animal, fold each in half, and put them in a bucket.

Begin the game by having the first child choose a piece of paper.

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Postby Marg В» 25.10.2019

For a comprehensive list of the best of family indoor games from Nursery Rhyme Games and Candy Land to Continue reading, check out our handy list of top 20 family games. Neuropsychol Rev. In the case of free kids games, however, we prefer to see growth. Sock bean bag toss: A great use for that large cardboard box you were about to recycle. Play as if you're a little goldfish.

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Postby Akinogrel В» 25.10.2019

Normally, we love to see people pick their favorite games and play them over and over again to get high scores. Good points, Angela. When we played it in the car as go here, we would let the youngest sibling say a word and we would have to come up with a song about the word, In our rules, there was no winner or loser, it was just a fun way to keep us busy in the car.

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Postby Salabar В» 25.10.2019

So sorry to see you go! Many of these games work for ages three and up, but some are here appropriate for school-age children. Give a math equation for your child to figure out mentally.

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Postby Zolomi В» 25.10.2019

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. Not all Indoor games for kids have to be screen free. I think sometimes games like that can get out of hand. The phrase cannot be repeated so it is very important that all the kids showed games kids online quiet so everyone can hear the message. We know that families often look for indoor games for 4 players.

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Postby Kijora В» 25.10.2019

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Postby Temi В» 25.10.2019

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Postby Vizshura В» 25.10.2019

Is that not the coolest?! Choose a small stuffed animal for this game. I want to try that one. This game is gqmes about acting out a word or phrase using no words whatsoever. This is one of those articles that we refer back to ourselves a lot.

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Postby Jugal В» 25.10.2019

Related Articles and Activities. What in particular do you think sucks about this article? You can even combine this game with a Simon Says type of game by having them watch you act something out but they have to do the opposite. Join our newsletter and as a thank you, I'll send you a list of 10 waiting games.

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