Fun Indoor Games For Kids Of All Ages

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Whether it's a rainy day, or you just want to enjoy family time indoors, there are a lot of games you can play with your children. We have categorized some of our favorite indoor games according to ages.

Ages 2-4

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Sorting: Kids in this age range would love a chance to show off their skills at recognizing different colors and sizes, plus it is educational to boot. For younger kids, you can offer them a bunch of toys to sort into colors, shapes, and so on. If you are playing with a few kids, you can make the game even more exciting by asking each of them to find objects of a certain type.

Ages 5-8

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Scavenger hunt: Make indoor gaming fun for kids in this age range. Give them a list of things to find around the house. The first person to find them all wins. If you want to make it more challenging and exciting, you can hide the items in hard-to-find places and give the children clues as to where they are. This can easily become a treasure hunt if you want to take things to another level. Your only challenge will be finding creative ways to write the clues.

Ages 9-12

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Telephone: This game will certainly give you all some laughs. If you have a bunch of kids in this age range, then it's even more amazing. Come up with a sentence of decent length and whisper it in the ear of one kid. Have them whisper it to the next, and to the next, until you reach the last child. Then, ask them to say the sentence out loud. You will be surprised and possibly amused at what you'll end up hearing.

Ages 13-17

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2 Truths and a lie: This is really simple but quite fun. Have one person write out two truths about themself and one lie. The others will then try to guess which one is the lie. You can also try a variation where they write two lies and one truth, and the purpose is to guess which is the truth.

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There are a whole bunch of other fun activities, like card games, board games, charades, indoor bowling, dice games, and so on that can make for an enjoyable family night. Since the point is to have a great time, mix things up a bit. Don't get stuck in the routine of the same game all the time, as this will keep you from experiencing what is out there. Plus, give every member of the family a chance to shine, since some might probably be better at a particular game than others. At the end of the day, as long as you're having fun, then it's all good.

Source: Family Fun Twin Cities

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