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3 Best Indoor Games Ideas For Kids & Families

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3 Best Indoor Games Ideas For Kids & Families

During this time when schools are closed, it can be challenging to keep kids entertained in a healthy and productive way. Here are some indoor games ideas for kids and families to keep everyone engaged and entertained.

Looking for a great new game for game night? Look no further, here you’ll find such magnificent party games as Exploding Kittens

Summer is coming to an end, yet all the fun doesn’t have to end. Indoor educational games are still in and with that as the school year nears you may be looking for a straight forward learning curriculum that includes all subjects, Academy Adventure package is the route to go! With this online learning program, your kids can learn through fun games, videos, and more. They even offer a free trial.

If your family has a gaming console, try out some family-friendly games to pass the time. Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Overcooked! are really great games to learn strategy and collaboration. GameStop has a great variety of console games to purchase and the best thing yet is you don’t even have to go to the store! You can buy the digital download and play it instantly!

Indoor Games Ideas

1. Hopscotch


  • Paper tape
  • Or fun glow in the dark tape
  • Old socks

Check out Dollar Tree for a few supplies for this project!


Step 1 – First, take your paper tape and tape a hopscotch table onto your floor, as shown in our video tutorial.

Step 2 – Then, number your hopscotch squares 1-7. However, you can add more squares if you have the space. The more the merrier.

Step 3 – Lastly, take some old socks and get hopping!

If you’re playing this indoor game, adults only, make it a little more interesting with shots instead of old socks. New drinking game? You’re welcome. Drink responsibly, ladies.

2. Web Corridor


  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Painting tape


Step 1 – Take your twine and tape and begin taping strings of twine from wall to wall in your corridor, mimicking a spider web.

Step 2 – Now, you and the kids can weave yourselves through the ‘web’. If you touch the twine, you have to start over!

Looking for a backyard game? Check out Step2, they have plenty of outdoor games you can try with your kids right in the backyard!

For more indoor games, give Little Passports a look, they are an awesome subscription service that can keep your kids entertained!

3. Paper Worms


  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Straws (we used metal straws as they are eco-friendly)
  • Pen


Step 1 – Take your colored paper and scissors, and cut out a strip, approximately an inch wide.

Step 2 – Fold your strip of colored paper in half, then unfold it, and refold to the crease we just made. Next, make another fold to the same crease.

Step 3 – Repeat on the other side.

Step 4 – Then, take your scissors and begin to cut the outside of your folded colored paper, giving it rounded edges.

Step 5 – Next, unfold your colored paper worm and draw a face on one end with your pen.

Step 6 – Make as many paper worms as you like, with different colored paper.

Step 7 – Take your straw and blow on the end of your paper worms, racing each other!

If the kids just aren’t interested in each game, try combining them all together to create an obstacle course/race for the kids to compete!

Need more indoor activities to keep those insatiable kids entertained?

You can never do too much reading! If you want to go all out, try turning the book into a play, build the characters out of plasticine, or draw your own illustrations, let your inner artiste have some fun.

Green Kids Crafts have science and art kits to keep the kids happy in isolation, for ages 2-10+ years!

We hope you enjoyed our article on indoor games ideas to keep you and the family sane during isolation.

Do “Mom, I’m bored!” sound familiar to you? If so, you need this ideas jar this isolation period!
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