The challenge from the Homeschool Review Crew this week is perfect indoor games. The best indoor games are ones that promote laughter and conversation don’t you find?
It doesn’t matter if you are using your body on a balance board, making an indoor race track, mental challenges, callisthenics, playing board games, or doing indoor phys ed. Whatever works for you and your family… makes for the perfect indoor games don’t you think?
Make Games to Suit Your Family
My son and I spent ages when he was a young child making up stories and playing games to go with those stories. Sometimes they were based on the history coffee table books or the fun books we read, and yet other times just our imaginations fueled the activities of our characters. These spilled out into other aspects of our homeschooling as jumping games for learning math, singing games to learn sight words, and more.
I love how this mom used a track layout to practice education skills and to have fun doing new ones. The accuracy for the toothpick challenge… how much fun is that eh? What a great indoor game this is eh?
Your muse might be board games
So many games to play! Games to learn words or math, spelling or history. Games like scrabble, nab-it, settlers of Catan, The game of life, payday and more. Teaching specific skills, or highlighting needs people would face from History.
This game from Home School in the Woods resulted in my son spending a few hours playing with his dad. My son adores strategy games and this one worked well for him. So nice when a company includes a good game into their studies don’t you think?
I’ve listed some of my favourite games below, affiliate links to make it easy for you to check them out. It helps support my blog without any added cost for you.
Did you know that my son is two belts away from getting his black belt in Karate? Even though with covid going on with so very few classes being held, it’s given him a physical energy outlet.
Sometimes we have to be a bit more creative about how to use up our energy in the house.
Have you ever done nature study in the house? How about taking a good look at your household pet? Giving your children a chance to encourage their pet to move so they can study their pet’s movement, and perhaps copy it. Can’t you just see your children being bunnies, cats or puppies? Can’t you see all the energy they will use up learning as they play with their pet?
You could also go on a scavenger hunt for spiders, insects, or even mice. (depending on your house of course!). 🙂 What can you find in your house?
Other ways to add in some phys ed into your perfect indoors games.
- table tennis
- ping pong
- target practice
- perfecting your putt
Looking for Phys Ed inspiration?
Affiliate links to books and games on amazon that might inspire you.
What are your perfect indoor games? Have I missed ideas? Share your inspiration with me! 🙂