Play at home with the children

Play at home with the children

Indoor games, like outdoor games, also have their charm, interest and fun. There are many games that can be played on days when it is not possible to leave the house with the children, either because it is raining, because someone is ill or because there is not enough time for it.

Indoor games can be worked with didactic content as is art or a cooking workshop. Here are some suggestions for games to play at home with children.

1- The blind drawing

This game is suitable for children of all ages. You need to gather pens or pencils, sheets of paper, and eye tapes. To begin, the participants should be seated, with their eyes covered, and with a pencil and paper in their hands. Each participant is told, in a low voice, what to draw on the paper. Once you are done, the rest that you have been watching should try to guess what has been drawn.

2- Forbidden to pronounce

No type of material is necessary for this game. The participants should be forming a circle. It is about trying to maintain a conversation, in which it is forbidden to pronounce a consonant, for example the "T", being able to replace it with another consonant. Example: What do you want to eat? "I feel like padada." This game will make children laugh!

3- The nonsense

For this game you only need tempera paintings and gather at least 10 people, sitting in a circle. One asks the one on his right: "what is it for ..." and the one on his right will answer, at the same time he will ask the one on his right: "what is it for ...", but with something different, like this they will all have to answer. When they have finished, the first one will say: "this", (the one on his left) asked me what it is for ..., and this one has answered that for ... (the one on his right). Thus the greatest number of nonsense will be formed. If someone doesn't do a good thing, they paint their faces.

4- The rat and the cat

This game is indicated for children from 5 to 10 years old who must have two balls, one large and one smaller, and sit in a circle. The big ball is given to one of the children, this ball will be the CAT. To another who is located to the right or left, the other ball will be given, which will be the RAT. At the signal, the big ball (CAT) must be passed from hand to hand, to try to catch the other ball (THE RAT), which will also be in motion.

5- The radar

For children from 5 to 10 years old. Gather eye tapes, an alarm clock, and a large handkerchief. Sit in a circle, with 4 remaining in the middle while the rest observe sitting and in silence. The eyes of the 4 players are covered, and we place them in one of the corners of the place where we are playing. The alarm clock is placed on the floor and the handkerchief a short distance away. Participants must look for the handkerchief following the sound of the clock, but they cannot touch it, they can only touch the handkerchief. Whoever finds it first wins.

6- Balloon launch

For children 6 years and older. Just one balloon is needed. Everyone sits in a circle, numbered and one stands in the middle with a balloon. The one in the middle, throws the balloon and says a No., the one with that No. must get up quickly and (at that time the one in the middle sits in the hole that was left) hits the balloon and says another No., like this successively, until everyone does. The player who makes a mistake, does not hit the balloon, or does not say a number, will be awarded a point, the one with the most points loses.

7- Make yourself visible invisible drawing

For children ages 4 and up. It takes a pen and a piece of paper and is played in pairs. One of the participants randomly draws a curved line that ends where it started. The other person must imagine what that drawn outline may look like, and must complete it by drawing what is missing until they show that it really is what they had imagined. It is not allowed to go out of the contour or very little, in any case. Game to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children.

8- Look at a duck

For children ages 5 and up. You need, if anything, face paint. They sit in a circle. The director of the game (Mother), pretends that he has an object in his hand, and passes it to the one on the right saying: look at a duck. The other responds: a what? The Mother answers: a duck. And he passes it on. The second player on each side must pass the object saying: look at a duck. The third responds: a what? The second should ask the mother a what? The mother responds: a duck, the second responds: a duck. In this way the game develops, you have to be very careful not to make a mistake, if someone makes a mistake, you can make them pay for a "garment" or paint their faces with face paint.

9- Put on the chair

For children 6 years and older. You need to collect a chair and a handkerchief per participant, shoes or slippers. Each player takes a chair, takes a good look at it, is blindfolded and is made to sit in his chair. At that time shoes are distributed on the floor. At the signal, all participants must walk on all fours to find the shoes scattered on the floor. When they find one, they must return to their chair and "fit" one of the legs of the chair, after that they must look for another, and "fit" another leg, until they all "fit". It should be taken into account not to put the same number of shoes as chair legs, but to put less. If players cannot find shoes, it is allowed to remove them from other chairs, but only one at a time. The winner is the one who has his seat covered

Eva Amalberti

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