Last updated on Feb 11th, 2021 at 01:15 pm

Building with LEGO

Use LEGO bricks to create, learn and play. Let your child build his own constructions. Put a range of bricks on the playing area.

Nature scavenger hunt

Nature scavenger hunt is a fun way to get kids to interact with nature and you can do it in your own backyard or garden. Create a list of natural items appropriate for the season and location, and see how many your children can find.

Hide and seek

Ready or not, here I come. This game is a classic, which has maintained its popularity for many years. Hiding and finding is a common interest of small children– that’s why it’s a great game for kids and will keep them busy for a while.

Skipping rope

It is fun to jump by yourself, but it is even more enjoyable to have a long rope and jump with a few friends. It keeps kids active too.

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Kite flying

With a little assistance from an adult, young children can have a huge amount of fun flying kites. There’s no hard and fast rule, just make sure your kids make the connection between the pretty thing in the sky and the handle in their hand.

Tug of war

All you need for the game is long rope and an open space to play in. Each team pulls the rope as hard as they can. Line the kids up and let the craziness start as they tug.

Hand-clapping games

Kids love playing together and hand clapping is a lot of much fun for pairs or groups. Here is an example of a clapping game: Sit opposite your clapping partner. Begin by clapping your hands together at the same time, then reach out with your right hand to clap your partner’s right hand. Next, clap your hands again. Now reach out with your left hand and clap your partner’s left hand. Make it more fun by clapping to the beat while singing.

Hopscotch

Hopscotch can be played indoors or outside, with tape or chalk. Use chalk to draw a hopscotch pattern on the ground or use masking tape on the floor and let the hopping begin. It’s not traditionally a very competitive game, but can be turned into one if the kids so choose.

Ball games

You can never go wrong with ball games, be it soccer, basketball or even hockey. With or without fancy equipment, this is a great way to get kids outside and running around.

Board games

Children learn best when they are engaged and having fun. Board games are excellent for your child’s cognitive development. Even the simplest board game includes some strategy, counting and colour recognition.