Are you looking for ways to keep your child entertained and engaged? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of ten exciting and educational games that your little one will love. From classic board games to modern video games, these games are sure to provide hours of entertainment and learning for your child. So, without further ado, here are 10 games to keep your child entertained and engaged.
The Floor is Lava
This classic game will be a hit with your kids. The basic premise is that all players must avoid “the lava” on the floor by jumping from surface-to-surface while avoiding any contact with the floor. Players can use furniture, cushions, and toys as surfaces. This game encourages physical activity and active problem-solving. To make the game more difficult, try to incorporate a time limit for each surface jump or add in additional obstacles. We can also use this game indoors or outdoors. With multiple players, it is great for groups of friends and siblings to have some fun and build teamwork skills.
Yahtzee is an enjoyable game that the whole family can enjoy! It’s easy to learn and will keep your child engaged for hours. To play, you’ll need 5 dice, a Yahtzee score sheet and a pencil.
The goal of the game is to roll certain combinations and achieve the highest score possible. You get three chances to roll the dice each turn, or you can choose to pass on any or all of your rolls. After all the players have taken their turns, the one with the highest score wins!
Yahtzee is an exciting game that provides hours of fun and entertainment. Kids can practice their counting and math skills while enjoying quality time with family.
It also encourages strategizing and problem-solving as players need to figure out which combinations will give them the best score possible. Plus, it’s a great way to spend time indoors, especially on rainy days or when the temperature drops. So, why not gather everyone around the kitchen table and get ready for some fun? Your kids are sure to love it!
What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf?
What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? is an exciting and fun game that your child will love. It's a great way to get them up and moving while also helping to build motor skills and encourage cooperation.
In this game, we choose one player to be the wolf and stand at one end of the playing area. The other players line up at the other end, facing the wolf. The wolf then calls out "What's the time, Mr. Wolf?" To which all the players answer with the current time. The wolf can then call out "lunchtime" or "dinner time".
When the wolf says "lunch time", all the players must race towards the wolf. The wolf then chases the players around until he tags one of them. The tagged player then becomes the new wolf, and the game continues.
This game encourages physical activity and cooperation between players as they must work together to avoid being tagged. It's also a great way for children to practice telling the time, as they must answer the wolf with the correct time when he asks!
Hearts is a classic card game that is fun for both adults and children. The game requires four players, with each player being dealt 13 cards. The objective of the game is to be the player who ends up with the fewest points after all the cards have been played.
Players must play one card from their hand in each turn, following the suit of the card that was led. The highest card of the same suit as the lead card takes the trick and awards its point value to the winner. The player who takes the trick is then allowed to lead the next round.
Points are calculated as follows: each heart taken is worth 1 point, and the Queen of Spades is worth 13 points. At the end of each round, all players count up their points and the player with the lowest number wins that round. After 13 rounds, the player with the least amount of points overall wins the game. Hearts is a great game to play with children and will help them learn how to follow suit, strategize and think ahead.
I Spy is a classic game that children of all ages love to play. It requires no special equipment, and can be played anywhere. To start, we chose one player as the spy. The spy thinks of an object in their immediate surroundings and announces “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with (whatever letter the object begins with).” All other players try to guess what the object is by asking yes or no questions.
For example, if the spy had chosen an apple, they would say “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with A.” Other players may ask questions such as “Is it round?” or “Is it red?” until the correct answer is guessed. Once the correct answer is guessed, the person who guessed it becomes the new spy and the game continues.
Red Light, Green Light
Red Light, Green Light is a classic game that is a great way to get your children up and moving! It can be played with many players and can be adapted for any age group.
To start, we choose one player as the "traffic light" and the player stands at one end of the room. All the other players should stand at the opposite end. The traffic light calls out "Green Light!" and the other players run towards the traffic light. When the traffic light yells "Red Light!" all the players must stop in their tracks. Anyone who continues to move is out of the game.
The last player to freeze is usually the one who has to take on the role of traffic light for the next round. This is a great game for teaching children about following directions and it also provides a fun and exciting way for them to exercise.
Musical chairs is a classic game that is perfect for young children. It’s simple, easy to understand and provides a great opportunity for everyone to have some fun. To play musical chairs, you will need at least three chairs, but the more the better. Place the chairs in a circle facing outwards. The players should then stand in the middle of the circle, with the music playing. When the music stops, the players must find a seat quickly. The player who doesn’t find a seat is eliminated from the game. The game continues until there is only one player left who wins!
This game helps children practice their listening skills, as they must be able to recognize when the music stops. It also teaches them how to problem solve, as they must be able to quickly figure out which chair to go for and how to get there faster than the other players.
Simon Says is a classic game that has been enjoyed by children for generations. The game is simple, yet engaging and fun. All you need is at least two players and one designated leader, or “Simon”. The leader will then give instructions to the other players, but only if they begin with the words “Simon Says”. If the instructions do not begin with those words, the other players must not obey them. For example, if Simon says “Simon says jump”, then everyone should jump. However, if Simon says “jump” without saying “Simon says”, then no one should jump.
Players who do not follow the correct instructions are out of the game. The last player standing is the winner. This game encourages listening skills and following directions, and can also teach simple commands such as counting, colors, shapes, and animals. It’s also a great way to get kids moving and help build their gross motor skills.
Mother May I
This game is an easy and fun way to get your kids running around and having a good time. To play, one player stands in front of the other players and acts as the “mother”. The other players line up at a starting point and take turns asking the “mother” for permission to take certain steps forward. For example, a player might ask, “Mother May I take three giant steps forward?” If the “mother” says “Yes, you may!” then that player takes the specified number of steps. If the “mother” says “No, you may not!” then the player must stay in place. The game continues until one player reaches the “mother” and wins the game.
This game is great for encouraging counting and listening skills. It also gives children practice in taking turns, following directions, and social interaction. Most importantly, it’s a lot of fun and will keep your child entertained and engaged!
Hide and Seek
Hide and seek is a classic game enjoyed by both children and adults alike. We can play this game anywhere and it is a great way to keep children entertained and engaged. In this game, we designate one person as the “seeker” and must count to 10 (or some other number) while the other players hide. The seeker must then search for the hidden players. Once someone is found, they become the new seeker, and the game starts over again.
Hide and Seek is a great game for teaching your child about problem-solving, being creative, and thinking on their feet. It also encourages your child to explore different environments, as they will have to come up with creative hiding spots. This game can also help with developing motor skills as your child will have to move around in order to find and hide from the seeker. Additionally, it helps with their social development as they will interact with their peers during the game.