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Playing games is very important for children’s development and growth. And when parents participate in playing games with their children, they get to spend quality time, making their bond stronger.
So, during break time or weekends, children should play to break their monotony, and parents should also participate with them. You can play or do any game or activity together, both indoor and outdoor.
- Puzzle Games
Playing puzzles allows children to develop an ability to plan, memory skills, and problem-solving skills. Because to complete a puzzle, children need to remember positions, shapes, and colors and make strategies to complete the puzzle.
If you don’t have any puzzles at home right now, you can play them online or download them. So, you can play with different types of puzzles with your children. Click here to download some great printable word puzzles from online.
You can also play other puzzles such as-
- Jigsaw puzzle
- Logic puzzles
- Crossword puzzles
- Rubik’s Cube
- Tactile Box
- Solving Riddles
- Balance Games
You can arrange different games to improve children’s balance, motor skills, and body awareness. Such as-
- Balancing Beam
- Jenga Blocks
- Surf’s Up
- Rabbit Hole
- Tissue Dance
- Box Balance Game
When your children are playing those games, be with them and cheer them to show that you are genuinely interested in them.
- Board Games
Board games are best if you want to spend family fun time with your kids and elderly family members. I am sure you will share some good laughs and bond better. You can play any of the following classic board games-
- Ticket to Ride
- Settlers of Catan
- Feeling Energized? Play These Games
Kids are already energetic all the time, but how about you? Some games and activities are great for you and your kids. You can play the following games and have so much fun while getting some exercise.
- Hide and Seek
- Tug of War
- Treasure Hunt
- Musical Chairs
- Duck, Duck, Goose
- Freeze Tag
- The Floor is Lava
- Simon Says
- Scavenger Hunt
- Hot Potato
If the weather of your weekend day is outstanding for sports, you and your kids can play soccer, basketball, baseball, or whichever game you want.
Even if the weather doesn’t look good, don’t be sad! Because there are plenty of sports that you can play indoors. You can play sock basketball or sock hockey, table tennis, darts, and so on.
- Card Games
Card games are also perfect for games night with the family. With your kids, you can play:
- Crazy Eights
- Go Fish
- Build Something Together
Play legos with your kids. You can build different shapes using legos; teaching your kids 3D shapes is fun. It’s not just a terrific way to learn how to put things together and take them apart while building something.
After you are playing games, cleaning up and putting things away together will allow you to teach your child responsibility and teamwork.
- Pen and Paper Games
You have no board games, no cards, no puzzles, or no energy to move, but you still want to play with your kids. Even in this situation, you can play some great games using only paper, pencil, and some imagination, such as-
- Dots and Squares
- Mad Libs
- Guess Who Am I
This one is a real fun game. Simply write down some famous names that your kids know. Let them pretend like those people and ask them different yes/no questions to identify who they are portraying.
- Other Activities
On a fine weekend evening, you can arrange a family talent show where every family member will show off their talents.
Or you may pull up a puppet show for your kids and ask them to prepare the dolls for the show. It will be fun!
You may cook with your kids, do kids’ yoga together, or go to the park to enjoy a nice walk.
Kids keep playing on their own all the time. But as parents, spend as much time as possible with your children and play games in your leisure time if you want to show them that-
- you care for them
- you are listening to what they want to say
- you wish to build a strong bond, or
- If you want to participate in their mental and physical growth and development actively.
If needed, make time for your kids, make them feel loved and wanted, and play the games they love to play.