Stuck indoors, looking for kids activities, I’ve got some fun kids activities to keep the kids from bouncing off the walls. You may have exhausted your list of craft projects and already done our kids fun rainy day activities, yet the kids are still bored. Why not try an indoor scavenger hunt? Here are three fun indoor kids activities.
Kids Activities: Shape Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are fun kids activities and this is a great one for young children who are just learning about shapes. On a piece of paper, draw simple shapes such as a circle, triangle, or square. Have the kids search the house and find examples of these shapes in everyday items. Cabinet doors become squares and dinner plates become circles. For older kids, turn this scavenger hunt into a competition. See who can find the most circles, squares or triangles. Or make it even harder and have them look for octagons or diamonds. You can have an afternoon filled with fun indoor kids activities just by focusing on shapes.
Kids Activities: Indoor Treasure Hunt
Are you always searching for indoor kids activities for your pirate-loving children? A treasure hunt will take a little bit of work on your part, but your kids will have a lot of fun. Start by making a list of clues to lead them to hiding places. For example: “It’s hidden next to a dark, cool place where food awaits and water chills,” would lead your child to to the refrigerator where they’ll find another clue. This clue should lead them to another hiding spot in your house. After leading your kids through several clues, hide a small “treasure” at the end of the hunt such as a new box of crayons or a pack of stickers. The age of your kids will determine the difficulty of the clues as well as the number of clues you use.
Sensory Scavenger Hunt
Instead of specific items, have your kids search for attributes. For examples, ask your kids to find something soft, something shiny, something heavy or something fuzzy. This scavenger hunt should definitely get their creativity flowing. They may find a blanket that’s soft, a doorknob that’s shiny, or a bed that’s heavy. Have fun listing the attributes and your kids will have fun searching.
Do you have any suggestions for fun indoor kids activities to do when the weather is bad?
When the family is gathered, it’s time to have some fun with these musical Christmas kids games. There are many great Christmas activities for kids and families that involve Christmas carols. You can sing Christmas carols as a group or go caroling around town. You can even read books together about different Christmas songs. We have a great resource about storytime for you to read, if you’re looking for tips on enhancing your read-aloud experiences.
But, if you’re looking to play a few games and have a lot of fun, here are a couple of good Christmas kids games!
Guess the Lyric: Guess the Lyric is a fun trivia game that you can make yourself. All you need to make this is a pile of index cards. On each card, write a portion of the lyrics of a Christmas carol. You can make these as easy or as hard as you need. If you are playing with a mixed-age group, you may want to make one set of cards for the kids and one for the adults. Here are a few examples for your cards: “Bells on bob-tail ring/Making spirits bright” Answer: Jingle Bells. “He knows if you’ve been bad or good/So be good for goodness sake!” Answer: Santa Claus is Coming to Town. “In the meadow we can build a snowman/And pretend that he is Parson Brown” Answer: Winter Wonderland. Work in teams or individually and see who knows the most Christmas carols. I can guarantee everyone will have fun! You can find an extensive list of Christmas carols and their lyrics at The Caroling Corner if you need help with making this fun trivia game.
Christmas Carol Pictionary: It’s always nice to have Christmas activities for kids that are inexpensive and easy to put together. Christmas Carol Pictionary is one. You’ll need several strips of paper, large sheets of paper or a roll of brown paper gift wrap, and several markers. Write the names of several Christmas carols on separate sheets of paper. Fold up the strips and stick them in the bowl. Divide into two teams. The teams will take turns sending one person up to the large sheets of paper to try and draw the carol that they pull from the bowl. The teammates then have to guess the name of the carol that is being drawn.
Get ready for a lot of laughing while you’re enjoying these fun Christmas Kid Games Christmas activities for kids and families!
Please share your favorite fun Christmas kids games your family likes to play.
By playing simple baby games, baby learning will become very easy for your baby. A good way to teach motor skills as well as color association can be accomplished with simple baby games. Not only will your baby be learning but you will be bonding as well. For more baby games ideas, visit Treasure Box Kids blog each and every week.
Start the baby games by taking three small disposable cups that are a different color. If you want to be �green� use three small Tupperware glasses or plastic glasses that are a different color that can be purchased at a discount or dollar store.
With your baby watching, take finger foods, hopefully healthy ones and put them under two of the cups. Now move the cups to different places. Let the baby discover where the food is hiding. You might be surprised if she can find it immediately and not look under the cup that has nothing. Of course this will also depend on the child�s age and how ready they are for baby games. Development is different for every baby. You can repeat the activity and use variations depending upon your child and her age. It is a great way to make associations with color. You will want to name the color during the game to instill the association.
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By creating kids games that are educational, your child will have fun as they are learning. Kids math games have been a long time school favorite for teaching children how count and multiply. When your child is involved in this educational game for kids, they will be creating a numbers game that they will want to play as they learn.
Game for Kids
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Take a long white shoe lace and with a black magic marker, write numbers on the shoe lace. You can do this anyway that you prefer either using lines between numbers or just writing the numbers. Tie a knot at one end of the shoe lace then take a colorful bead and put it on the lace.
Now, you can play any number game you that like. Ask your child to move the bead to the number five and then to the number twenty. There are countless ways to teach math using this simple home made project.
Call a number out loud and have your child move the bead to that number. This will teach number recognition to your child. This project is a great way to teach the concept of more or less. Have them move the bead up or down the lace to show that for instance five is less than ten but fifteen is more than ten. You can also incorporate addition and subtraction into this game.
An easy kindergarten game that can be created at your next kids party that will keep kids well entertained.
For this character game, you will need to find pictures of some popular children�s characters. If your child has a theme to their party, it would be great to use the themed characters for this character game. When the kids arrive, tell them to turn around as you pin the character to their back. Each child will not be able to see what is on their own picture but will be able to see the other children�s characters. The other kids around them will give them hints as to who they are until each child guesses their character.
It will be fun to see the imaginative things that kids in kindergarten will say. As the children figure out �who they are� they will receive a prize.
You might want to celebrate with a bottle of carbonated apple juice served in tall plastic Champagne glasses.
Using games for kids is a great way to teach motor skills as well as color association. Not only will your toddler be learning but you will be bonding as well. This game for kids will not only teach them necessary skills but they will have fun doing them.
Games for Kids
Take three small disposable cups that are a different color. If you want to be �green� use three small Tupperware glasses or plastic glasses that are a different color that can be purchased at a discount or dollar store.
With your toddler watching, take finger foods, hopefully healthy ones and put them under two of the cups. Now move the cups to different places. Let your child discover where the food is hiding. You might be surprised if they can find it immediately and not look under the cup that has nothing. Of course this will also depend on the child�s age and how ready they are for kids learning games. You can repeat the activity and use variations depending upon your child and their age. You will want to name the color during the game to instill the association.
Have fun with this and other educational games for kids that we will bring to you with our blogs. You can also visit us at www.treasureboxkids.com where you will find adorable, colorful outfits for your baby or toddler.