Keeping Kids Indoors and Having Fun!
Having a group of elementary school-aged kids over for a party sounds like every parent’s worst nightmare. Especially if you want to keep them all indoors for the duration of the party: these kids have energy levels that even Olympic athletes couldn’t hope to match. Luckily there are lots of cool games you can play that require minimal effort on your part, but maximum fun for them!
1. Simon Says
This one is quite a hands on game…if you’re the narrator. But there are apps you can play on your smartphone that will operate the game for you. All you have to do is run the app and let the kids play the game themselves.
Upside: – hands off, but will keep kids occupied.
Downside: – some kids will inevitably cheat, leading to accusations that parents will likely need to break up. The game also only lasts about 20-25 minutes before the kids start finding it repetitive.
2. Treasure Hunt
Kids love going on treasure hunts, especially if there’s a sweet reward at the end. Set up a list of things that the kids need to find and hide them around your home. Set clear limits (so the kids don’t start looking through your bedroom!) for the hunt, and watch them scurry … Read the rest