Today our children are more apt at indoor games, glued to the monitors of their computers or video games. There are however simple preschool games our kids could practice, which would engage their bodies and minds, unlike most of the indoor ones which are mostly purely mental. Let us take a look at a few of these activities.
Musical chairs: Play some music whilst the group goes round in a circle with the chairs in the middle. At the stop of the music each participant should rush to get seated. The number of seats is short by one as compared the group, which means one player will not find a place to sit and is therefore out. One more chair is removed for the next round. This will continue until the last seat is taken by the one to be crowned winner. This is a very heated and action packed activity that draws a lot of laughs and shouts and also teaches our young ones fair play.
Guess the item: Blindfold a child and get him or her to identify an item. This helps kid to use his or her other senses rather than the eyes.
The telephone game: Get group to seat in a row let one player come up with a phrase which will be whispered to the person sitting next, who will do the same until the last child. The objective here is to help them develop good listening and reporting habits. At the end of this exercise however the phrase at the end is often a far cry from the one started with, but the fun is guaranteed.
Treasure hunting: Hide the treasure upfront, it can be simple inexpensive play things bought from a party store. Then draw a simple enough map that the group can follow; give them clues to identify the hidden spot. Send them on their way in smaller numbers to go in search of the treasure. This encourages kids to learn team spiritedness. While they enjoy the fun it brings out their devotedness to the accomplishment of a task.
The hot potato: You will need a medium sized ball, let them stand in a circle with one of them in the middle of the circle representing the potato. He or she will attempt to get out of the oven by kicking the ball out of the circle. The others will also try to prevent the ball from going out. When eventually the ball goes out, another player enters the circle.