Bubbling with energy and nowhere to go, kids are the worst affected individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine. With the world coming to a stop to prevent the spread of this viral infection, it is important for all parents to keep their little ones engrossed and active in the safety of their homes. But how? Yes, there are board games, card games and a variety of toys kept in your play room! But, they are the last thing that your kids want to play, especially when they have been playing with them for the entire year. So, give your kids a break from the routine toys and help them burn some energy with these indoor, old but absolutely classic games.
Tip: Play with them to make it more interesting!
One of the oldest guessing games of all, I Spy is truly fun when you play with siblings and parents. The guessing game is not only funny but also educational. You can help boost your child’s presence of mind, their vision but also help them learn the spellings of certain words.
How to Play: One player mentally chooses an object within sight and then announces the first letter of the word by saying, “I Spy With My Little Eye, Something Beginning With…”
An all-time favourite for not just kids but also adults, playing hide-n-seek brings back old memories and a lot of fun. The game can be played by everyone and even in a small and large place. If you have a small house, you can use every corner of your home to play the game, while if you have a bigger house, then you can restrict going to certain areas of the house.
How to play: One player takes the turn to find all other players from their hiding. Its all about your instincts, spying skills and hiding abilities.
Well who hasn’t played this game earlier? I guess everyone has played it at one point with their friends. Treasure hunt is an old school game that can be played for hours. It is simple, fun and a mindful game.
How to Play: Write clues on small pieces of papers and hide them accordingly in the right places. And lastly hide the treasure that your children would love to find. It can be a new toy, a very old picture or something very dear.
Another game enjoyed by all, adults and kids alike, Charades can be played whenever you want, wherever you want. You can sit on your sofa and play it or even sit in your balcony and play it with your family.
How to Play: Use actions to convey the name of a movie or a book’s name within the allotted time limit.
A guessing game, Pictionary is a great activity game that not only tests your drawing ability but also how you explain the word to the other players. The game is more enjoyable due to the terrible drawing skills
How to Play: Draw the word you are given on a board and let everyone guess the word. Faster you describe and they guess, higher the points you get.