Keep your kids busy: 7 cool activities to explore at home

We know you care so much about your kids. We love you to have great fun with them in and out of school. We have a great list of games and activities you can explore together at home with your kids. Have fun!

1.) Pitching Pennies:

This game will help in building your child’s hand-eye coordination.

What You Will Need

  • Pennies or currency coins
  • Large sized paper or plastic drinking cups

How to Play
Place the cup on a chair on the table in front of the children

  • Give each child 5 coins each
  • You can ask the child to take a few steps away from the cup in accordance with his age
  • Explain to your child that he has to toss the coins, one at a time, into the cup
  • The person with the most coins in the cup wins

Suggestion

You can use marbles or ping pong balls in place of pennies to play this game.

2.) Indoor Bowling

Create a simple bowling alley in your house and have fun. This game is also ideal for hand-eye coordination in children.

What You Will Need

  • Flat floor space to play
  • Ten empty bottles or soda cans
  • Plastic ball or a tennis ball
  • Tape
  • Marker
  • Spray paint (non-toxic)

How to Play

  • Using the tape, create a bowling lane
  • Peel off the wrappers of the cans and the bottles and spray paint them. Allow them to dry
  • Arrange the bottles at the end of the lane. You may arrange it like bowling pins or stack them on top of each other to form a pyramid
  • Ask the child to strike this arrangement using the ball

Suggestion

You can even opt for readily available bowling set in case you have one.

3.) Follow the leader

If you have several kids at home, this activity can be great fun and is one of the easiest ways to get the kids to follow what you are doing.

What You Will Need

  • A list of simple activities
  • Space to play

How to Play

  • Select different themes for the game. It could be physical activity, gestures, or expressions
  • You can be the leader or give each child a chance to be the leader
  • All the players will have to mimic what the leader does, jumping, dancing, laughing, etc

Suggestion

This game can be the perfect excuse to squeeze in some exercise when kids are bound inside the house.

4. In and Out Hangman

This game can be engaging for young kids and may even be a fun way to learn.

What You Will Need

  • White or blackboard
  • Marker or chalk
  • Set of questions and answers or words and hints

How to Play

  • Ask your child a question and on the board draw tiny blanks to correlate with the number of letters in the answer. Allow enough space between two words to make it easier for the child to guess the answer
  • Instruct your child to guess one letter in the answer and one letter that isn’t in it alternatively.
  • Your child is allowed seven wrong guesses, which is the number of steps it takes to complete a hangman figure

Suggestion

You can make the game exciting for your child by asking about his favorite toys, movies, etc.

5. Pictionary

Pictionary is a fun game that requires one player to draw an image indicating the word, where the other player has to guess it correctly.

What You Will Need

  • Paper or board
  • Pencil or marker

How to Play

  • Write down different words on pieces of paper and drop them in the bowl
  • Ask your child to pick up the pieces and draw it on the board without telling you what it is. Alternately, you can draw, and he can guess

Suggestion

You can make this game more fun by having groups and competing against each other.

6. Sock Toss

Using some folded up socks and a bucket, you can enjoy a game of mini basketball right at home.

What You Will Need

  • Space to play
  • Socks
  • Bucket

How to Play

  • Roll up the socks into little balls and tie them
  • Place the bucket in one place and ask your child to move a few steps away from it
  • You can then take turns to throw the sock balls into the bucket. Move further away from the bucket after each turn

Suggestion

It can be made challenging for older kids by using buckets with a narrower opening.

7.) Freeze

This simple game can be a great family activity that both adults and kids will enjoy.

What You Will Need

  • Music
  • Space to play

How to Play

  • Play the music and dance till the music stops and ask everyone to freeze in the position they were in.

Suggestion

You can even ask the kids to pose in specific postures to make the game challenging.

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