Social distancing and self-isolation are hard enough, but when you’re limited on space because of apartment and condo size, things get extra tricky! We’ve pulled together a few great indoor games for kids to play while indoors.
Here are some of the ways you can make the most of being indoors.
Bust a Move With YouTube!
Learn a new dance from YouTube or TikTok. They’ve got step-by-step choreography channels. I’m thinking the kids are going to learn the Moon Walk and the Cha-Cha Slide while they teach me something called Renegade?
This indoor game will really tire your kids out! Write a move or action on your Jenga piece and every time you pull one, do that move. Come up with ideas like jumping jacks, somersaults, balance on 1 foot, frog jump, etc.
The Floor is Lava!
Do I need to explain this one? It’s even got its own TV show now! Pretend the floor is lava and you need to get to the kitchen-livingroom-bathroom without stepping in lava! Your kids will be experts, so be prepared to bring your a-game.
Balloon Volleyball and Tennis
Balloons aren’t likely to break any of your valuables, and kids love he colourful bubbles of joy, so blow a few up and play keep-up! Or call it volleyball and make some basic rules such as you can only tap it once before the next person has to. Add in fly-swatters and all of a sudden you have balloon tennis!
A Maze of Activity
This is one of our favourite indoor activities for kids. Set up stations and pit stops with physical challenges like hula hooping, planking, crawling through the spiderweb of yarn/string between chairs. We’ve got a ton of ideas for indoor games and activities here
Internet to The Rescue
I can’t stress enough to parents that extra screen time is a-OK at a time like this. It’s a sanity saver, and here are the channels we recommend: Cosmic Kids, The Kiboomers who sing action songs, and this song sure to impress dino lovers. The internet is an endless catalogue of indoor activities for kids!
How are you keeping active while indoors? Please share your ideas in the comments below! And be sure to check out some of the other “forced staycation” activities we’ve written about here.