Has your kids’ school shut because of coronavirus? The Wicked Uncle Elves want to help! This list of hand-picked indoor toys are sure to keep children busy and help you make the most of this time by creating a closer relationship with your children through play. Plus, if your school is closed, you can select free shipping at checkout!
Tried & Tested Indoor Games
- Charades for Kids
- Musical Hop Skipper – Jump and Jive
- Magnetic Dartboard
- Draw With Your Snout
- Ultra Dash
- 5 Second Rule Jr.
- Family Fishing Game
- Stinky Pig Game
- Jumpin’ Monkeys
Even if your kids are stuck indoors, they still need physical activities. Charades for Kids is the perfect game to get your children moving while also having lots of laughs and giggles. Laughing relieves stress and boosts immunity which is the perfect antidote for any virus.
Another fun toy for burning energy. It also helps develop rhythm and gross motor skills. Your kids will be jumping from joy and you can, too. Wow!
Help your kids improve their concentration and teamwork skills with this original dartboard. Because it is magnetic, there are no sharp points and the game also helps with hand-eye coordination. A great investment because everyone in the family can use it for stress relief.
Inject some creativity into your day with this amusing drawing game. The objective is to draw with pencil-nose glasses only (not hands) while your family members guess the clues on the nose. Your kids will love seeing you goof around and will practice their artistic skills at the same time.
Play solo or in teams. It’s a very energetic action game that allows your kids to design their own courses and set their own targets. Running around the house together will be great fun and help burn those extra calories, too. Win-win.
Badminton can now be played indoors! The rackets and the shuttlecock are light and soft for safe indoor play. Playing Ogominton together will help strengthen muscles (including your hearts) which will help you stay healthier. It also promotes the reduction of worry and stress, enhancing the sense of well-being.
Test your children’s imagination with the 5 Second Rule Jr. game. The questions are simple, but with time running out it becomes quite a challenge. You will laugh at all the quirky, crazy and fun answers everyone comes up with under pressure.
Kids will practice their balance and fine motor skills as they retrieve and place wire pieces to make a sculpture. The idea is to continuously change the balance – something that requires logical thinking. Playing this game together will aid in developing kids’ problem-solving, cognitive and interpersonal skills.
If your children like competitive games, then they will love this one! It comes with 4 different levels and the objective is to catch the fish while the base spins around. Your kids will improve their hand-eye coordination as the fish open and close their mouths. Hours of family fun with this colourful game.
You probably remember playing the traditional game of Hangman on a piece of paper. This game, however, is wooden with letters that can be flipped around. It teaches fair play, losing and winning and taking turns – all while reinforcing literacy skills.
Kids love silly games, and this one will boost everyone’s mood in no time. Pass the pig around quickly before it toots. If it toots on you, you will get a token. The player with the fewest tokens wins the game.
Who doesn’t like monkeying around? With this entertaining game, you and your children will practice precision skills as you fling monkeys into a jungle tree. Great fun for kids and kids at heart.
Speaking of monkeys, here is a joke that your kids will love:
Q: What kind of key can never unlock a door?
A: A monkey!
For more games and toys to keep your kids learning and bonding with you, check out our website!
— Nino is the founder of www.RainyDaySunnyPlay.com – a blog which empowers caregivers to support children’s optimal development through creative play. She is a Presidential award-winning teacher, multi-award winning photographer, and writer and her interests include globe-trotting, documentary photography and holistic education.