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Are you looking for some fun interactive games for kids? Whether you want to keep them entertained at home, at a party, or on a rainy day, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of the best games that will make your kids laugh, learn, and have a blast!
This classic game is simple but fun. One person is Simon and gives commands to the others, such as “Simon says touch your nose” or “Simon says jump up and down”. The catch is that the players must only follow the commands that start with “Simon says”. If Simon gives a command without saying “Simon says”, the players must not do it. Anyone who does is out of the game. The last player standing wins and becomes the next Simon.
This game is great for boosting creativity and communication skills. One person picks a word or phrase and acts it out without speaking or making any sounds. The other players try to guess what it is. You can use categories such as movies, animals, books, or anything you like. You can also use a timer to make it more challenging.
This game is similar to charades, but instead of acting, the person draws the word or phrase on a paper or a whiteboard. The other players try to guess what it is. You can use the same categories as charades or make up your own. You can also use a timer to make it more exciting.
This game is perfect for adventurous kids who love to explore. You can hide some clues around the house or the backyard that lead to a treasure. The treasure can be anything you want, such as candy, toys, or stickers. The clues can be riddles, puzzles, or maps. The kids have to work together to find the clues and solve them until they reach the treasure.
This game is fun and physical. You need a twister mat and a spinner. The spinner has four colors and four body parts (left hand, right hand, left foot, right foot). One person spins the spinner and calls out the color and the body part. The players have to place that body part on the corresponding color on the mat. As the game goes on, the players get twisted and tangled in funny positions. If anyone falls or touches the mat with any other body part, they are out of the game. The last player standing wins.
This is a game that tests the kids’ observation and deduction skills. You just need to pick an object that is visible to everyone and say “I spy with my little eye something that is (color/shape/size)”. Then, the kids have to guess what object you are thinking of by asking yes or no questions, such as “Is it big?”, “Is it round?”, “Is it on the table?”, etc. You can only answer yes or no until someone guesses correctly or gives up. Then, it’s their turn to spy something and say “I spy”. The kids will have fun looking around and asking questions!
Another timeless game that everyone loves. Arrange some chairs in a circle, one less than the number of players. Play some music and have the kids walk around the chairs. When the music stops, everyone has to sit on a chair. The one who doesn’t find a seat is out. Remove one chair and repeat until there is only one winner.
This game is simple but fun. Blow up some balloons and tie them to each child’s ankle with a string. The goal is to pop other people’s balloons while protecting your own. The last one with an intact balloon wins.
These are just some of the fun interactive games for kids that you can try. They are easy to set up and play, and they will keep your kids happy and engaged for hours. Have fun!