Games for indoors: your children are guaranteed not to get bored
Not only the bad weather, but also the corona crisis makes playing outdoors more difficult than before. Not an easy task for parents to keep their children occupied indoors so that boredom does not arise. Games are the best way to encourage and challenge young people.
Children are extremely curious and capable of learning. It is therefore hardly surprising that they like to play outside so much: on the one hand they can pursue their natural urge to move and on the other hand they can satisfy their strong thirst for knowledge. However, the current measures to contain the corona virus prohibit visiting playgrounds, so that many parents are faced with the great challenge of keeping their children busy at home – without having to be present all the time, as many of them have to work in the home office. And since schools and day-care centers are also closed indefinitely, you should not only challenge your children, but also encourage them. Which games are eligible for this is summarized below.
1. Scrabble for Kids: “Harry Potter” Edition
Based on the classic Scrabble, the children’s version is also about creating meaningful words with the drawn letters. In contrast to the usual edition, magic terms from the book and film series can also be used in this “Harry Potter” edition. Great fun for self-confessed fans, which also expands the vocabulary. Here is the game.
2. My friend Conni: colorful hands-on fun
She is the main character from the children’s book series of the same name: Conni Klawitter is a bright little girl who talks about her everyday life as a child. This pocket book is about indoor games that are actually intended for bad weather days, but are just as much fun for your children even when it’s not raining. Here is the book.
3. Twister: Skill game for children
Twister is a classic family board game. It has existed since 1966, is relatively simple and yet tricky: A turntable and a dice are used to determine which hand and which foot must be placed on a specific color. Now it’s a matter of using your body parts as cleverly as possible in order not to fall over. This trains motor skills. Here is the game.
4. The Big Book of Children’s Employment
For parents who only have one child to keep busy, this book is ideal (although it can be used for multiple children). Numerous ideas for games and activities are listed in the work – divided into four areas: toddlers, kindergarten, preschool and elementary school. It’s about design, language, handicrafts, music and nature. Here is the book.
5. Kendam & Mokuru skill games
Two games are included in this set: the ball catching game Kendama is suitable for children from the age of six and primarily trains hand-eye coordination as well as concentration. For this reason, it is also an ideal toy for children who have trouble paying attention. The second game, called Mokuru for short, is also very good against boredom: It also reduces stress and promotes motor skills. In this video see the best tricks. Here is the game.
6. Crime Puzzle: The ??? children
The three question marks have been inspiring children and adults alike for many years – not only as a radio play, but also as a crime puzzle (from the age of seven): This edition is all about the “chaos in the zoo” – with 150 parts, the glow in the dark can be solved. First the puzzle has to be put together correctly in order to track down the mysterious riddle. Here is the jigsaw puzzle.
7. What comes first? Thinking and laying games
As the name suggests, this game is about teaching children between the ages of three and eight everyday actions – such as dressing themselves or washing their hands – in the correct order. They should learn in a playful way to master recurring situations on their own. 32 cards help them with different thinking and laying games. Here is the game.
8. Indoor/outdoor playhouse
Even children dream of their own four walls from an early age. The plastic playhouse offers your offspring new play and retreat options: It has an awning, a small play kitchen, play food and suitable accessories (refrigerator, oven, gas grill with movable flames, sink with water tap, two shelves, a cash register with calculator and credit card reader) . If the situation permits, the house can later also be used in the garden. Here is the playhouse.
9. IQ Puzzle PRO skill game
This game requires one thing above all: skill. Because the puzzle can be solved in 120 different ways in three different game modes – in 2D and 3D. What is special are the connected balls, which according to the rules of the game must always form a special pattern. In order to solve the puzzle, your children will have to spend a lot of time and patience. Here is the game.
10. Croc Doc Child’s Play
This game primarily demands skill from your children and is also extremely exciting. The aim is to find out which tooth hurts the crocodile – if the bad tooth is pressed down, the predator snaps. A great test of children’s reaction speed. In the end, it turns out who the real Kroko Doc is. The game is suitable for children aged four and over. Here is the game.
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