Kids get bored easily. They need some new and fresh games regularly to keep them engaged and pique their curiosity. Here is a list of 10 simple games for kids that they will enjoy.
Simple Games For Kids
Best word guessing game for a rainy day. It needs at least two players. One person decides on a word and draws a dash for each word. For example, If the word is bat then there will be three dashes. Right the word in a corner, where it can be easily hidden. Also ensure that the other person knows the spelling. For every correct letter guesses, fill it in the dashes.
For every wrong guess draw the hangman part by part. First draw the bar in the form of an inverted L, then a straight line for the noose, then the head and then the rest of the body parts. The person guessing has chances to guess, only till the hangman is complete. If the hangman’s picture is complete and the word is still not guessed correctly then the person guessing it loses.
Two or more players can play this game. Make chits of all the alphabets from A-Z. Fold them well and toss it in a jar or a big bowl. Get your child to pick 5 chits and try and make a word out of it. You can use the dictionary too. This will improve the child’s vocabulary and introduce spellings in a fun way.
Pot a Plant
Teach your child how a plant grows from a seed. On a bright sunny day, when its too hot to play outside, teach your child a little gardening. Sow a seed in the pot and tend to it.
As the seed sprouts and sapling grows, your child will learn an important scientific lesson in a fun way. Sow some quick growing seeds like coriander or celery seeds initially. You can also try beans or chilly.
Hop a Caterpillar
Have you heard the story of a hungry caterpillar? Draw a huge caterpillar on your driveway and get the child to hop through each circle. You can add variations by jumping across the circle, without touching the lines, or leaping from one circle to another. Children can even hop with one leg, just to make the game a little more interesting. Keep adding circles as the child completes each sprint with ease.
A fun way to spend the afternoon for every age group. Make soap water and make huge bubbles than your kid can burst. Help your child make a bubble or blow bubbles that the child can burst. Either way it is fun all along.
Cut some vegetables like onion, okra, cauliflower etc into half. Dip them into colors and see the kind of patterns they make on paper or a cloth. Try and make colorful greeting cards with them. For some more fun, take the old t-shirts that your kids refuse to wear and paint them with vegetable prints. Try and make some funny prints, and for all you know your kid might start wearing them.
Name a Place
A simple game that helps in geography. Two or more players can play this game. Name a place. The other person names another place starting with the end letter of the first. This is a fun and educational game for all age groups. This will improve their geography. Another variation to this is to get an atlas or a globe. One person says the name of a place and the other person has to find that place on the globe or map.
Number Fruit Salad
Make a delicious numerical fruit salad. Tell your child to add 5 pieces of apple to a custard bowl then add 4 pieces of pineapple, 10 pieces of cherries, 6 pieces of banana and a dollop of ice cream.
Then add custard and the fruit salad is ready. You can do this with 1-10 numbers. Then as your kid eats this delicious salad ask him/her to name all the colors and win a treat.
Touch and Tell
Two or more players can play this game; it can even be played by a single player. Blind fold the child and let him/her feel various items on a table. The child has to guess the items. Every correct item guessed wins him points and at the end of the game, one with highest points wins.
Cut squares of various colors and fold them. Let the child pick any three pieces. Now take the child outside and ask him/her to open it. Now the kid has to bring back something of each color that he can find around himself. This will keep children engaged for a long time, while teaching them about colors.