Have you ever thought about what can make your kids engaged? Well, indoor games for kids are a great method to keep youngsters occupied, mentally challenged, and physically active when they are inside a building or other enclosed area. Whether the weather is bad or when other factors make outside activities impossible, these games offer a useful substitute for outdoor play.

There is entertainment for every youngster, from time-honored classics to cutting-edge, interactive possibilities. Indoor games may be introduced to kids by parents, teachers, and other carers as a way to create a pleasant and positive atmosphere that promotes learning. Furthermore, indoor games may be modified to fit the available area and the number of players, whether it’s an energetic game or.

Keeping all these things into account, here are 40 indoor games that your child can play and enjoy a lot.

1. Tape Shape Game

Tape Shape Game

Put different shapes, letters, and slashes or numbers on the floor with adhesive tape. Tell your kid to stand on their favorite one while you offer them directions that will give them their Next stop, such as bear crawl to the Squire, hop like a frog to the T, or run to the rectangle. It keeps your kid active while still promoting shape, letter, and number recognition!

2. Prodigy Math

Prodigy Math

Most youngsters see Prodigy as an action-packed video game with several virtual missions, side quests, thrilling fights, and more. But to you, it is also a teaching tool that encourages independent maths practice and gives you access to your own parent account to support their educational requirements.
Prodigy math be used at home to either get your own account or join them in the game to help them out. While you work on household tasks, encourage kids to play and practice maths on their own. Or no more guilt about screen time! As they play, the students develop crucial arithmetic abilities that will aid them in achieving their academic objectives.

3. Balloon Games

Balloon Games

One of the easiest indoor games you can play with friends is to blow up some balloons, instruct the youngsters to keep the balloons off the ground, and then start the party! See how many times they can volley the balloon over the net without it striking the ground for stringing up as a divider as a net. For the tennis match, fly sweaters, plastic spatulas, or a wooden spoon can be useful, although they are not required.

4. Touch and Feel Boxes

Touch and Feel Boxes

Kids may play this indoor game to focus on their sense of touch in a word that is primarily visual. Teach your children to correlate details other than just how something looks. Start by placing intriguing items in a bin that kids must reach into and feel to identify them. Shoeboxes are ideal since they are light resistant and simple to cut with scissors. Make the boxes enjoyable, so let the kids decorate them. Just be sure to cut a child-sized hand hole on the side of each box before you start decorating. Have your kids put something in each box, and then let them guess what it is by taking turns.

5. I-Spy


I Spy and its variants are excellent sensory games and activities for young children to learn about the environment. Whether a youngster has never played I Spy before, you might start by pointing out a hidden object while it is still in plain sight and saying I spy something blue, to see whether the child can properly identify it. If there are several kids, taken each takes a turn looking around and making an educated prediction. Limit the amount of guesses each youngster receives as an alternative. Alternative phrases include I spy something that is a circle. What you are really saying is smaller, less noticeable items and how you characterize what is being spied, bumpy or socks things, for example, both of which can readily after the difficulty.

6. Magic Mama(Or Papa)

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Be the Harry Houdini of your children but without the locks, chains, and water tanks. Simply shuffle the three cups after placing a penny under one of them. Next, have the kids guess which cup contains the coin. Smart parents can set the cups on the edge of the table and covertly drop the coin. What’s the wonder in your children’s eyes when they discover the penny is lost? The game is probably fun for you as well.

7. Socks Game

Socks Game

For indoor entertainment, basketball games? Of course! Get a washing basket or a smaller container for greater difficulty, make a few snowballs out of a few pairs of socks, and you are ready to go. Children may toss to school interns and even take a chance on a longer throw that would result in extra points! That large cardboard box you were ready to discard would be perfect for this. Create holes in various sizes and shapes and give each one a point value. You may instantly create a bean bag throw in the style of a fun fair by turning the box upside down. You may play ping pong with little balls or throw soft socks. Small rewards are completely optional.

8. Hot Potato

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Beware, this indoor game might get a bit giddy! But it is excellent because it is one of those games you can play with kindergarteners and students in higher grades. Any softball or pair of rolled-up socks can be thrown to a youngster underhandedly. Tell them to pass it on as soon as they can to someone else. Each kid repeats this. If there are enough kids for this indoor exercise, play brief musical interludes as a bill through the object. When the music stops, The last kid to contact it is out of the game. Continue until there is just one kid.

9. Sticky Note Wall Bop

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Place 26 sticky notes in a random sequence on the back of a door and write different letters on each one. Create a start line a few feet or more if you have older children from the entrance, and have your child stand behind it holding a softball, bean bag, plush animal, or a pair of rolled-up socks. Players with better aim and spelling abilities can attempt to target every letter in a given word to make it much harder and have them start again if they miss the letter.

10. Ping Pong Ball Catch

Ping Pong Ball Catch

Have your kids throw the ball to a partner and try to catch it in the red solo cup by gathering a few ping pong balls or other little objects that will fit in the cup and some red plastic solo cups. To make it more difficult, start out close together and keep taking steps backward. Top, a single player can just lob the ball into the air and attempt to catch it.

11. Pitching Pennies

Pitching Pennies

The hand-eye coordination of your youngster will improve thanks to this game. Cash coins or pennies and a large number of plastic cups for drinking will be required. The cup should be placed on a chair at the table in front of the kids. Each answer should receive five cents. Depending on the child’s age, you can instruct him to move a little distance away from the curb. Tell your youngsters that they must throw the pennies into the cup one at a time. The winner is the one who has the most coins in the cup. You can substitute marbles or ping pong balls for the pennies to play this game.

12. Charades


You should play this timeless game if you have not already. Right away! The goal of this game is to act out a word or phrase without using any spoken words. Depending on the age of your children, draw, print, or use the stickers of various animals. Each animal should be cut out, folded in half, and put in a bucket. Let the youngest kid select a piece of paper to begin with. The other kids then try to identify the animals as the younger ones discreetly act out the animal. Chariot games are so adaptable that they May be played as adults-only games with no children at all, one-on-one games for two children or even group indoor games for five-year-olds.

13. Duck Duck Goose

Duck Duck Goose

You have found it if you are seeking a simple yet enjoyable indoor game to play with your kindergarten and school-age children! To play, you will need a minimum of six kids. The other children sit in a circle, and work is chosen to be the goose or greater. The goose then circles the group, touching the heads of each child while yelling, “duck duck duck duck.” The goose eventually exclaims, “Goose”! While tapping A youngster before the new goose catches them, the old goose must Sprint around the circle and attempt to sit in the open space.

14. Indoor Bowling

Indoor Bowling

The bowling alley for this game must be set up in a level indoor area. Amass objects that may be used as pens, such as plastic cups or empty water bottles. For indoor bowling, a little ball works best; nothing substantial is required. If there are several children, create an indoor team. Use masking tape to draw a bull site on the ground or on a piece of paper. The children can shoot and compete against one another because each segment is worth a different number of points.

15. Movement Chain

Movement Chain

For this interactive game, you will need at least two players. The first player will begin by carrying out a certain action, which might be as easy as leaping twice or as difficult as holding a plank for 30 seconds. The next individual must carry out the initial movement, then add another to create a chain. The person after them makes the first two moves in addition to their own. This process is continued until the chain sequence is broken, often overlooked, at which point the offender is eliminated. The winner is the last person remaining.

16. The Floor is Lava

The Floor is Lava

A four-year-old absolutely adores this game, which they can pick up from their older brothers or sisters, so we had to include it in our list of indoor games for preschoolers. The floor is lava! Any time or place Is likely to be their shout. “You are dead, Mom.” Sweet, be realized. The game is really simple to learn. No one is permitted to touch the floor once it has been leveled lava. To reach where they need to go, players must tread on objects they can throw on the floor, including furniture. We usually say that our parents have special lava shoes that allow us to continue walking on the floor.

17. Colors and Numbers Hunt

Colors and Numbers Hunt

Make it easier to find younger kids. Make color boxes on a white sheet of paper and Instruct the kids to discover objects around the house that match the colors instead of writing items on a list they might not be able to read. Incorporate the numbers into the equation if they understand them. We frequently engage in a stationary color scavenger search game when we are waiting in a queue when we are out in public. As they move along the rainbow, the first child notices something red, and the second, something orange. The younger children benefit from knowing their colors, and it passes the time.

18. Potato Drop

Potato Drop

Another of our favorites is the potato drop, which children find to be good and ridiculous fun. All competitors should be instructed to run to a finish line with a potato placed between their knees, where they must deposit it into a specified bowl or pail. They must start again and attempt again if the potato is dropped or touched by hands. Split the kids up into two teams and have a relay race to see which one can get all their potatoes into the bucket first. This is actually a terrific party game for a large group of youngsters and kids.

19. Finding Puzzle Pieces

Finding Puzzle Pieces

This works best if you start in a generally organized place, which is hard to come by at our house. Ask the children to look for the parts of a huge jigsaw puzzle that are hidden throughout the space. Retrieving the parts one at a time will allow you to put the puzzle back together.

20. Glow in The Dark Hunt

Glow in The Dark Hunt

This fantastic concept is enjoyed by children when we hide glow-in-the-dark stones, turn off the lights, and let them compete together the most of them. The game is typically repeated several times for them. Online we discovered these adorable glow-in-dark stones ranging from $10-12.

21. Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

Your youngster should try to Imitate all of your actions while you stand face to face and space yourselves apart by about a foot. Stretch your arm towards heaven. Perform 10 jump jacks. In-place run. Put on a monkey face. Make it enjoyable, and you will soon find yourself sweating as a player. They won’t be able to contain their laughter when you flip roles and imitate your youngsters.

22. Freeze


Turn up the volume on some of your kid’s favorite songs. To make sure the music stops, ask them to dance. When it occurs, they must stop moving in whatever posture they are in, even if one leg is up. Ask the children to please predetermined poses, such as those of animals, shapes, letters, or even yoga positions, to make the game more difficult. This game is especially popular with toddlers.

23. Crip Mattress Slide

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Another one of our go-to indoor games is the crib mattresses slide. Although it is quite easy to do, kids find it hilarious. Use a cot mattress as a slide to the ground by propping it up on a bed or comfortable chair. Your children can now repeatedly jump, climb up and slide down.

24. Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Our family members of all ages often participate in this indoor game. The smaller children frequently asked their bigger siblings to create a treasure hunt that would take them around the home in pursuit of a little reward. Writing the genius hints that will guide the seekers from place to place until the treasure is found is difficult. If younger children cannot read, adults can get involved and make the game as easy as possible for them to participate in. For instance, Substituting visual cues with textual ones is a good idea.

25. Paper Bag Skits

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This indoor game, a favorite during sleepovers, is great for bigger parties. Separate the children into groups, and assault a bag of props containing a spoon, toy jewelry, sock, ball, ribbon, etc., for each group. Give them then 15 minutes to create a skit based on the objects. There is no need for competition because this game is so much fun. However, if the youngsters so want, they can all select the best escape. This one is at the top of the list of kid-friendly games that can be played without much adult supervision.

26. Wiggle Jar

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To have on hand or anytime your child wants to let their wiggles out, print out these creative activity cards from homeschool share and save them in a jar. These cards are filled with fun exercises like pushing the wall for 30 seconds and pretending you are in a band for two minutes, and playing an instrument of your choice. Save the few cards with outside activities until when you are actually cooped up inside, then throw them away!

27. Rube Goldberg Contraption

Rube Goldberg Contraption

Are you Goldberg’s machine’s goal to do a straightforward task by utilizing a convoluted series of processes? It is pleasant to make things complex, so that’s true. Children created these devices to participate in the County Fair in the area. You don’t need to make a Rube Goldberg creation that is this complicated. The idea is to connect straightforward budgets in a domino effect where each item starts the next.

28. Lego Hunt

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This one is a kid’s favorite and simple to perform, so you should try it. Gather 10 Lego pieces that match each of the four pieces of colored construction paper you have chosen. The colored paper should now be spread out on a table or the ground nearby, and all of the LEGO parts should be hidden in one room or section of your home. Set the timer and instruct your children to begin the hunt.

29. Marbles


Make careful to grab one larger marble for each player while gathering marbles for this game. To begin, cut a circle of thread or masking tape that is 3 feet in diameter. For each player, put three to five marbles close to the center of the circle. With their hands outside the circle, each youngster takes a turn flicking their large marble out of their fist and towards the marbles in the center.

30. Flashlight Scavengers

Flashlight Scavengers

Send your kids on a flashlight scavenger hunt where they have to discover specific concealed things in the dark using a torch if you have a room that can get suitably dark by turning off the lights and closing the curtains. This one is a hit among children!

31. Hopscotch


This common game in schools is guaranteed to be popular indoors as well. You may play hopscotch on any kind of floor. For the nine connecting squares, masking tape works great. Boxes 1-3 will be stacked one on top of the other in a single queue.

32. Land, Air, or Sea

Land, Air, or Sea

Tape 2 distinct locations throughout your house. Then ask your kids to jump in that particular location by calling land, air, or sea. To continue playing the game, players must sprint to a different region and back if they leap in the wrong spot.

33. Rock, Paper, and Scissors

Rock, Paper, and Scissors

This is the go-to option for those searching for indoor mini-games. In situations where we don’t have a coin toss, we always like utilizing this game to decide the outcome. If you have a lengthy wait at the doctor’s office, you can play once or remain occupied.

34. Balance Beam

Balance Beam

Why not construct your own balancing beam while you have masking tape on hand? Everyone is aware of how much children enjoy walking straight whenever possible. Play some music while the children Alternately Step one foot over the other across the table straight line.

35. Telephone


More children are better. When the children are lined up, come up with a statement that is long enough, and then watch what it becomes as each child whispers it into the ear of the one behind them OMG, funny.

36. 20 Questions

20 Questions

This is terrific indoor exercise, as well as one for car journeys and other waiting situations. It’s a really simple game where one player thinks of an object, and the other person has to guess what it is using 20 questions.

37. Bubbles


Who enjoys bubbles? You don’t need to step outside. You will need water, dish soap, and a plate and straw for each participant for this indoor game. Put a drop of this to show the size of a dime in the middle of each plate.

38. Zig-Zag Obstacle Course

Zig-Zag Obstacle Course

You may design a special obstacle course and give them a certain amount of time to finish the race without stumbling. Toys or prices for the winning team might increase engagement.

39. Observe My Pose

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You may lead your children in fun, simple yoga postures so that they can become more self-assured in their physical prowess. You may put your strength, stability, and balance to the test.

40. Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie

Although it doesn’t have to be played exclusively with strangers, this game is one of the most popular quick and enjoyable ones for youngsters. It can be played when a leader has to encourage introductions. Each child lists two facts and one falsehood about themselves, and the other children must determine which is a lie.


In conclusion, playing indoor games for kids greatly keeps youngsters interested, involved, and active. These activities offer a great alternative to play inside, with a variety of alternatives to accommodate all age groups, interests, and group sizes. They encourage a child’s growth in several ways, such as social skills, cognitive ability, creativity, and problem-solving skills. They offer a pleasant and exciting atmosphere for kids to learn and grow because they promote cooperation, communication, and friendly competition.

These activities prevent boredom and foster enduring memories and loose bonds among loved ones. Indoor games for kids are a never-ending source of entertainment, laughter, and delight, whether they are traditional games like hide and seek or interactive board games.

Therefore, indoor activities will be available the next time it pours outside, or playing outside is impossible, ensuring that the fun and adventure never end.

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson, is a child entertainment and activities coordinator with a decade of experience creating educational activities for children. Angela has worked extensively in various settings, including schools, community centers, and private events. Her approach towards children's entertainment is informed by her extensive research in child psychology and her previous role as a primary school teacher. Her passion for work is paralleled by her love for storytelling and writing children's books, alongside activities that inspire her creativity to connect deeper with the young audience.

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