10 Indoor Games For Children That They Will Love!

With the weather often unpredictable and outdoor activities sometimes limited, finding engaging indoor games for children becomes essential. Whether it’s a rainy day, too cold to play outside, or you just want to keep them entertained indoors, having a repertoire of fun and exciting games can make all the difference. Here are 10 indoor games guaranteed to keep children entertained and active while stimulating their creativity and imagination.

Obstacle Course: Set up an obstacle course using cushions, chairs, blankets, and any other safe household items. Children can crawl under tables, jump over pillows, and weave around chairs. Time them as they navigate through the course for an added element of challenge.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of items for children to find around the house. These could be specific objects or more abstract ideas like something red, something soft, or something round. Offer a small prize for completing the scavenger hunt within a set time limit.

DIY Bowling: Line up empty plastic bottles or paper towel rolls at the end of a hallway or in a room. Use a soft ball, like a foam ball or a stuffed toy, as the bowling ball. Children can take turns rolling the ball and trying to knock down as many “pins” as possible.

Charades: This classic game never fails to entertain. Write down a list of age-appropriate movies, animals, actions, or objects on slips of paper. Players take turns acting out what’s on their slip without speaking while the others guess what it is.

Musical Chairs: Arrange chairs in a circle, with one fewer chair than the number of children playing. Play music while children walk around the chairs. When the music stops, they must find a chair to sit on. The child left standing is out, and one chair is removed. Continue until only one child remains.

Puzzle Race: Set out several age-appropriate puzzles on a table or the floor. Divide children into teams and have them race to complete their puzzle first. You can adjust the difficulty of the puzzles based on the age and skill level of the children.

Simon Says: Designate one person as “Simon” who gives instructions to the other players prefaced with “Simon says.” For example, “Simon says touch your toes.” If Simon gives an instruction without saying “Simon says” first and a player follows it, they’re out. The last player remaining becomes the next Simon.

Dance Party: Clear some space in the living room, turn up the music, and let the kids dance their hearts out. You can even add some disco lights or a makeshift dance floor with colored tape for added fun.

Storytelling Relay: Sit the children in a circle and start a story with a few sentences. Each child adds a sentence to continue the story, going around the circle until the tale reaches its conclusion. This game encourages creativity and cooperation.

Balloon Volleyball: Blow up a balloon and set up a “net” using a piece of string or a jump rope stretched between two chairs. Children can hit the balloon back and forth over the “net” using their hands or makeshift paddles made from paper plates.

Indoor games are a fantastic way to keep children entertained, active, and engaged, especially when outdoor play isn’t an option. From classic games like charades and musical chairs to creative activities like obstacle courses and storytelling relays, there’s no shortage of fun to be had indoors. So the next time the weather keeps you inside, try one of these 10 indoor games and watch as your children’s laughter and imagination fill the room.