Indoor Games for Kids is a problem we most parents have faced during the pandemic, the solution can be usually the use of TV’s and other screens to pass time but according to the AACAP too much screen time for children may lead to problems in sleep, weight and body image issues. Hence it becomes important for you to limit and monitor your child’s screen time and even co-watch with them as much as possible. But due to the pandemic going outdoors has become a rare occurrence rather than a daily thing. So we came with 5 Indoor games for your kids while still being safe and screen free.
1. Tic Tac Toe
Tic Tac Toe or X and O or whatever the game is called where you live is a great indoor game that you can play with your kids. It is a great way to bond and spend an hour or so. It is also a very fun travelling game as it requires only a pen or pencil and a piece of paper. The premise if you don’t already know is to get 3 X’s or O’s in a single line, whether the line is horizontal, vertical or diagonal doesn’t matter. Definitely a game to try out with your kids since it doesn’t require a board or a deck of cards.
Uno is a fun game for the whole family to play and enjoy together. The premise is that you need to get rid of all of your cards while you abide by the rules of the game. The rules are easy to learn even for the elderly players so it’s fit for the whole family. You can even make it into a routine of Uno Nights where once a week everyone comes together for a night and plays Uno. You could even give special privileges to the winners just to make it more fun.
3. Snakes and Ladders
Snakes and Ladders is a regional phenomenon that seems to be in almost every corner of the country. The game is easy to learn and was probably played by you and possibly by your parents at some point in your childhood. The board has a designated start point where the players roll the dice and the goal is to reach the end point as fast as possible while trying to dodge the snakes and get on as many ladders as possible. The game requires a board and a pair of dice but is available for affordable prices across the country.
A fan favourite within the whole country during the lockdown period. Ludo is another game you and your parents played as you grew up. The premise is 4 players representing different colours try to get all four of their horses from the starting point while trying to avoid other colours to the end point. The only problem with the game is that the player limit is limited to 4. The game requires a board, a few pins and a pair of dice to get started and is almost available anywhere across the country.
Chess is one of the most popular board games played, not just in India but across the world. The game is on the complex side of things and is only limited to 2 players. The 2 players have a set of chess pieces and the premise is to checkmate the opponent’s king while the opponent tries to do the same and you use your pieces on the board to protect your king or attack the opponent’s king. The game can be played with varied strategies and can even end in a draw in some cases. There are several variations that the game can be played in such as 3D chess among others.
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