If you are looking for fun indoor activities for kids, these indoor games for kids are awesome! They’re entertaining and don’t require you to go out and buy equipment!
Indoor Activities for Kids
We’ve all been home for what seems like 1 million days. We’ve watched Disney+ for hours on end and have played every board game we own…37 bajillion times. It’s time for some new indoor activities that the kids will enjoy!
Here are some fun games that use creativity and imagination but that don’t require equipment or trips to the store.
🔥 Fire Walking 🔥
Don’t worry…we’re not actually recommending that your children walk on fire. 😉
In this game, players pretend that the floor of every room in the house is made of burning, white-hot coals. The group may need to have a short discussion to determine what actually makes up the “floor.” Is it just the polished wooden floorboards, or does it include carpets but perhaps not rugs?
Everyone removes their socks and shoes begin by choosing a leader. All the other players follow the leader around the house without stepping on the white-hot coals. This means that players will be stepping on or over chairs, couches, beds, tables: anything that is not the floor. If the leader comes to a dead-end, the player who can find a way out becomes the new leader.
You may want to specify what furniture, etc is off-limits. I’ve been surprised at the things my kids thought it would be ok to step on. 🤦🏼♀️
Hint: Remove a pullover and use it to half-shuffle, half-slide across smooth surfaces like tiles or polished floors. If passing the bathroom, grab a towel to use later in the same way.
You could also make it more difficult by not allowing anyone to step on the same thing twice.
🤪 Where Did You Find That Face? 🤪
In this game, players sit in a circle facing inwards. A selected player begins by making a silly face. Any player who laughs at the face is out. Smiling is allowed but no laughing or chuckling.
The player then passes on the “face” to the next player to the left. He or she has to make the same face and, again, anyone who laughs is out.
Keep going around the circle until the “face” has returned to the player who began. Then the player to the right creates a face and passes it along in the same way as the first. Anyone who laughs is out. Continue until there is only one player left – the winner.
This game may be more fun with adults involved as watching adults try to make the same faces kids make can be absolutely hilarious!
Click, Click, Click, Click
In Click, Click, Click, Click, players sit in a circle facing inwards. Everyone begins by clicking (or snapping) their fingers in a regular rhythm. If players can’t snap, you can have them slap their legs or clap instead.
Player 1 says a word, and the player to the left has until the fourth click to say a word that rhymes with the first or has the same first letter.
For example … more, click, click, click, shore, click, click, click, bore, click, click, click, bottom…
Continue around the circle with each player doing the same in turn (saying a rhyming word or alliterating word before the fourth click). If a player misses saying a word by the fourth beat, they are out. Begin again with the player to the left of the person that dropped out.
To make it interesting, you could reverse the direction or change who can play with Wild Words. For example, any word starting with “L” changes the direction to go left, any word starting with “R” changes the direction to the right, words starting with “G” means only girls play, words starting with “B” means only boys play, words starting with “E” means everyone plays.
This is a great game that helps with rhyming, vocabulary, and more. It’s fun and educational!
What indoor games for kids do you enjoy? Leave a comment! We need all the suggestions we can get!