Indoor Child Games

Fun and Free Indoor Games for Kids

Do your kids need to find some indoor child games to break the cabin fever?
Whether they are forced inside by bad weather or just bored on holidays, we have some great kids indoor games for you.

You
would be amazed at how many indoor games and activities only require
your initial guidance or help before your kids run with the idea
themselves.

Here’s some ideas to get you started…

Rainy Day Games

Kids who
are used to being outdoors can start to go a little crazy after a few
rainy days in a row. Rather than turning to the tv for entertainment try
an old-fashioned indoor kids game like a parlour game, board or dice game, card game, or a puzzle of some variety.

They
require minimal props and even though individual rounds may only last 15
minutes your kids will be having so much fun that they will want to
play again and again.

Don’t
think that you remember all the rules from your own hazy childhood
somewhere back in the distance? That’s okay! We’ve got them all here for
you so you can get a refresher before the onslaught of your kids trying
to beat you at your old favorites!

Cooking, Cleaning, Driving, or just about anywhere…

kids dressing up

Young children learn a great deal
through pretend play, so even if they can’t always help you with
household chores, they will certainly enjoy imitating you!

I let my
daughter use the vacuum cleaner, she loves ‘helping me’ do the housework
and it is always a great distraction when she’s bored.

These
types of indoor kid games helps kids to understand the consequences of
being messy; someone always has to clean up (and it’s not always going
to be mom!) Imitating games are
a way that your children can learn about the value of money,
responsibility, safety issues and caring for others, as well as having a
great time ofcourse!

Other forms of pretend play can involve dressing up where your child’s imagination can take them anywhere in the world, or perhaps a magic show for the whole family to watch!

Quick and Mess Free..

If you’re looking for indoor child games that are really quick to set up and not too messy, there are simple memory, number or learning games which only require your participation and time.

When they still need to do something active,
you can use music, balloons and other simple household props, you might
just need to safely put away all those priceless pieces!

Arty Crafty Stuff..

play dough fun

If your children are inclined more towards creative indoor activities then you can help them with simple projects for puppet making, homemade toys, and instruments.

There are also an endless number of craft projects to fill an afternoon, from the reasonably tidy; play dough, stencilling and the like, all the way up to pretty messy stuff like papier mache.

If you can help and guide your kids with messier projects and set them
up properly, then the ‘mess factor’ (and stress factor!) can be
minimized and they can still have a great time.

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