Kids are notorious for doing all they can to avoid staying indoors. But going out to play is not always possible, especially when it’s raining, or dark outside. In situations like these, it’s time to bring out those indoor games.
Forget Ludo or Snakes and Ladders; here are ten exciting indoor games that will keep your (and your neighbors’) kids occupied:
1. I spy:
This is an excellent game for younger kids as it helps them learn letters of the alphabet, form words, and understand things around them. Pick objects that are in clear view of the kid. This game is both fun and educational.
For those with large homes, hide-and-seek can be plenty of fun. Kids love ‘peek-a-boo’ and the game can prove quite exciting for them. And the next time you want to feed your kid vegetables, you’ll know exactly where they’re hiding.
3. Simon says:
Simon Says is a great game that tests alertness and quick responses. Whoever decides to be Simon must give the others commands starting with ‘Simon says…’. Anybody who fails to follow instructions or gets misled into following commands that don’t start with ‘Simon says’ is out.
4. Musical chairs:
The quintessential party game also doubles as a lively indoor game and is best enjoyed when in the company of other people.
5. Scavenger hunt:
While scavenger hunts are typically conducted with hidden clues scattered over a large area that’s also replete with good hiding places, they are equally delightful indoors. Devise simple and fun clues with a creative ‘treasure’ at the end.
Charades is a long-standing indoor game that’s enjoyed by children and adults alike. Use only actions to convey the name of a book or a movie to your team within a time limit while the other teams struggle to control their laughter.
Scrabble and Boggle are fun word-building games, where you score points based on your word or number of words you can find. They help improve your child’s vocabulary, and the competition is enough to keep them interested while learning new words alongside.
Try and get your teammates to guess a word by drawing it on the board. The faster they get it, the more points you score. The team with the most points at the end wins. More often than not, it’s terrible drawing skills that make the game more enjoyable.
9. 20 questions:
Think of a famous person/book/movie (as decided); your opponent has to guess the name by asking you 20 questions. The questions have to be answered with either a yes or a no; you cannot ask for direct information about the answer.
A family favorite, Uno is fun and requires you to be alert. It’s great for those rainy evenings.
Now that you have a fair idea of what to do while you’re at home with your kid, be sure to take some precautions to ensure that everyone is safe. For instance, monsoon evenings are a time when mosquitoes and other flying insects are most active, so you must ensure that the house is mosquito-free to protect children from bites that can be potentially dangerous. We recommend using Goodknight Gold Flash System to stop these pests from ruining the fun.
We hope you have a great time with your little one and that you’re able to bond over these fun games. Have an enjoyable evening!