Fun Games for Kids to Play Indoors and Keep Lethargy at Bay

Fun Games for Kids to Play Indoors
The following fun games for kids are the best way to keep boredom out. Who says fun is only outside? Your kids can have the same fun and excitement inside the four walls as well. Let's know which are those games...
Plentifun Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
A kid may understand that it's cold/raining or very hot outside, but his/her young heart still wants to play for some more time. If you are a loving parent who can't see his/her kid unhappy, I guess you need to figure out a way to make them smile. So what if the weather is a little unfriendly today, kids can always have fun and excitement in their own home. They just need a good company who will participate in their innocent and fun games and make their time worthwhile. Let's see some fun games for kids to play indoors.

Fun Games to Play at Home

It's true that kids love playing outdoor games but playing indoor games does have its own advantages. Kids playing indoors will always be under the watchful eyes of their parents. Playing indoors also means minimum chances of getting hurt or getting involved in an accident; and playing indoor games is a great way of exploring new ideas while having fun. If your kid and his/her friends are stuck up in the house because of the harsh weather, here are some amazing games for kids to play inside, which guarantee fun.

Complete Beetle First
The kid who makes the beetle first will be declared the winner of the Complete Beetle First game. This indoor game mainly relies on luck and basic drawing skills. To play Complete Beetle First, kids will need drawing paper, pair of dice and markers. It's important that more than 2 kids participate in this game. You begin this game by rolling the dice to complete the beetle. Here's what you have to roll;
  • Head ~ 1
  • Body ~ 2
  • Leg ~ 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Eye ~ 9, 10
  • Antenna ~ 11, 12
You begin this game by rolling the pair of dice but remember you can only draw one part of the beetle's body for each roll. For instance; let's say you rolled out 2 and 3. Now you can either draw the body or the leg. Or, you can add the number which comes to 5 and draw the leg again. It's up to you, just remember one body part at a time. The kid who finishes drawing the beetle first is the winner.

Rock Paper Scissors
This is one of the oldest games in the world but it's still fun to play. The game at least needs two to three kids to play. One kid can give the order and the other two have to be prepared with any of the three; Rock, Paper or Scissors. A fist is the rock, a hand with all the fingers out together is paper and a fist with two fingers out is scissors. Rock kills scissors, scissors kills paper and paper kills rock.

Freeze Dance
One of the best games for kids to play indoors. All you need is a music player and a music monitor (mom). All the kids need to pick their spots and start dancing and when the music stops, they should freeze at that point. Mom keeps her eyes open because if anyone is moving or anyone who doesn't hold their pose properly is out of the game.

Guess It
In this game of guessing, kids have to guess the object without using the actual phrase or name. This indoor game for children helps them to learn and name simple terms. Participants just need some magazines, a bottle of glue, some index cards and a medium-sized box. This game should have at least 2 to 3 participants. Now find and cut out pictures of animals, famous personalities, brands, sports anything that might sound attractive. Cut these pictures out and glue them on the cards. Now place of all these cards in the box and mix them well. Take each card from the box and say the words which would describe the picture but make sure not to use the exact phrase. See how much time it takes for other participants to guess what is the card holder trying to say.

Fetch the Ball
Kids can also include their pet dogs in indoor games. Dogs regularly need exercise and playing with them indoor is as beneficial as taking them out for a walk outdoors. Kids can play a good game of fetch and make sure they use soft rubber balls especially made for dogs. Avoid playing with tennis balls as they are very hard and can prove unhealthy for the dog's teeth.

List of Indoor Games for Kids

If kids are stuck indoors it doesn't mean they have to play video games or watch TV to pass time. There are many indoor games which can be played inside the house for more fun and entertainment.
  • Build the Highest Card Tower
  • Plastic Bottle Bowling
  • Dart Game
  • Volleyball with Balloons
  • Catch
  • Chess
  • Scrabble
I hope this article has proved that staying indoors is not that bad as it sounds. Kids can play various indoor games and have the same fun that they have when they are outside under the open sky.
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