In recent months, the world has been paralysed by the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. This has led to families locking themselves indoors for safety, especially if a household has young children.
However, spending time in self-quarantine can be overwhelming for kids. Over time, the same repetitive activities can become tedious and boring, and kids are left with nothing to entertain themselves with.
For that reason, it might be best to try and experiment with new exciting games to try. If your children are starting to resent the monotony of indoor life, here are two fun games children can play indoors:
Game #1: The Floor Is Lava
This game has seen a surge in popularity on social media over the past few years. The Floor Is Lava is a fun, thrilling game that can leave kids laughing and giggling because of its exciting nature.
This game requires at least two people and the mechanics are simple. One person will yell, “the floor is lava!” and then other people will need to get off the ground at the count of five. Participants can do whatever they want as long as they are off the ground when the countdown reaches zero. They can even ask to climb on the backs of their parents! Of course, this is only if the parents are not participating.
For added fun, players can challenge participants to reach certain places like the bedroom or a piece of specific furniture without touching the ground. This will leave the participants searching for different ways to get from point A to point B without touching the floor, devising different and creative techniques to complete the challenge. What a sporting activity game for the kids to engage in!
Game #2: Lego Challenge
If you have lego sets and are bored with just building them, you can try the lego challenge with other household members. This game requires two people and will require a set time to finish the challenge. You will also need a lego set with build instructions.
For the mechanics, one player will be the instructor and one person will be the builder. The instructor cannot touch the blocks and the builder will not be able to look at the instruction manual.
The goal of the challenge is to build the model together while having these restrictions in place. The instructor must be clear on providing clear descriptions on which specific blocks should be used. They will also need to instruct the other person on the specific placement of the legos.
As a tip, the instructor can use mathematical descriptions like “two green blocks with six holes and a yellow six-hole rectangle.” What makes the game fun is developing a strategy on how the instructor should describe the instructions, as the builder will have to work with only that information. As the instructor, you will also need to fight the temptation of helping the builder to keep the game fun and challenging.
For an added thrill, you can have a third participant who will work as the seeker, which means they are tasked to look for the specific piece without the help of the instructor and the builder.
Who said you had to go outdoors to have thrilling experiences? Spending time indoors doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun time! The games we’ve mentioned above might help keep things exciting, all while developing creativity.