19 indoor games for children 4-7 years old – Voormijnkleintje.nl

Whether it’s a rainy day or you have to organize a kids’ party, with this list of fun games for kids ages 4 to 7, you’ll be fighting boredom. From simple games for children to fun activities that will not be out of place at a birthday party. Indoor games don’t have to be just board or card games (fun too, but then I’d like to refer you to the article with fun games for the whole family). Simple indoor games certainly don’t have to be boring! Here we have listed 19 games and activities for kids between the ages of 4 and 7.

1. The listening game

The listening game is not only great fun for 4-7 year old kids, but also very good for kid’s listening skills. With this game, the child is forced to concentrate, because he must listen very carefully. The game goes as follows. You collect all kinds of things. Think of a comb, a frying pan, a guitar, a pen, a watch, you name it! The object must have a somewhat unique sound. You show the things to the children and then you put a blindfold on the children’s eyes. Now you take an object and make a sound with it. If the child guesses correctly, he will get a point. Whoever has the most points wins the game.

2. Tap, who am I?

This game is a hit with preschool kids! One person sits with his back to the rest of the children. The children take turns tapping this person’s back and saying in a strange voice “Click, tap, who am I?” If the person whose back is being tapped guesses correctly, they may assign another person to guess. For example, a very simple, but very interesting game that you can play in between.

3. Finish the story

You probably know the variant where kids take turns writing a piece of a story that eventually becomes a weird one. This will not work for children between the ages of 4 and 7, as most of them cannot read and write yet. But it’s fun to come up with a story together. Start a story and let the children finish the story. They do this by taking turns adding a few sentences to the story. The story keeps evolving and often doesn’t quite make sense, but it’s fun! Sometimes children say things that really happened to them. It is a perfect game to play indoors, for example when you are sitting at the table together.

4. Keep the balloon up

This is a simple indoor game that kids love! All you have to do is blow up some balloons and tell the kids not to let the balloons fall to the ground. And let the party begin! I have to admit that kids between the ages of 4 and 7 can be pretty fanatical about this. And so this game can get a little turbulent indoors. Put fragile items aside for a while. Here you will find more ideas for balloon games.

5. Search game

We all know the game of hide and seek. But with this game, children are not looking for each other, they are looking for things. This makes indoor game of hide and seek much easier. goes like this. Make a list of things from your home, like red scarf, black stockings, Jip and Janneke book, etc. and let your kids find these items. When the item is found, they bring it to you and tell you the next item to look for. Children who can already read a little can be given a list of objects.

6. A Feeling Box

Touch Box is a great indoor game that allows children between the ages of 4 and 7 to focus on their sense of touch. Children must feel, guess the object that they hold in their hands. A shoebox is perfect for this. You can put a tea towel on top of the box so that the kids can feel easy inside the box. Or you can cut two holes in the lid, this is also possible. You can also add decorating the boxes as a game activity! Fun during a children’s party.

7. Walk in a line

This is a very simple game that you can play in a (spacious) living room. All you need is colorful ribbon and a creative mind. You can stick stripes on the floor with masking tape, along which children must walk. But of course they don’t just have to walk, they also have to do the missions. Think of playing hopscotch, with a book on your head, walking backwards or with a tray full of plastic cups in your hands. For example, they have to follow the line, without taking a step next to the bar. Because when you step out of line, of course, you’re done. A fun game for 4-7 year olds to play indoors, which also involves a bit of movement. You can expand this game by using different colored bars to create different routes.

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All you can make indoors with duct tape on the floor: old-fashioned hopscotch!

8. The Hot Potato Game

This game guarantees fun and excitement for children between the ages of 4 and 7! Hot Potato is about passing the “hot potato” to someone else. The game goes as follows. Set the timer for one or two minutes. Pick up the rolled up socks and throw them at the child. Ask him to throw another person as soon as possible. Every child repeats this. When does this game end? who do you know Just throw it away, because when the timer goes off and you get your hot fries, you’re done!

9. Animal Hints

For kids ages 4 to 7, Animal Hints is a fun variant of the classic hint game. Hints is a game for indoors during a children’s party or just to have fun on a Saturday evening with your family. Write a number of animals in the notes, put the notes in a bowl and you have to act like the animal you catch.

10. Quit dancing

Dancing stops is a great game in between. And the great thing about babies this age is that they always get on the move as soon as the music comes on. So play a nice song and the kids will automatically start dancing. But when the music stops, everyone must stand like a statue. Whoever moves is out!

11. The floor is lava

Not so long ago, you just had to shout this and everyone was looking for a place above ground. So the game is very simple and is as follows. When someone shouts “the ground is lava”, you have to find a way to get off the ground as fast as you can. In other words, feet off the ground! This could be on the couch or in a chair, but sometimes you’re in a place where you need to think a little more creatively. Preschoolers still find this game very interesting.

12. A paintball scavenger hunt

If you want to do a quick and simple scavenger hunt, you need to create a color scavenger hunt. You give the children five different colors of paper (preferably stickers) and they have to look for objects of the same color inside. Whoever finds all the colors first wins the quest.

13. Image search

The picture scavenger hunt is also a lot of fun and the best part is that you bring out the creativity of 4-7 year olds. The search for captured images may not work as you expect. You give the children a camera (children between the ages of 4 and 7 have a phone) and direct them to take pictures. The task could be: take a picture of something red or take a picture of something wet. The task doesn’t matter so much, because the execution is always good! You will see how creative your child can be.

14. Alphabet game

Children between the ages of 4 and 7 are busy with letters. This is why this alphabet game is so much fun to play with this target group and you can easily play this game indoors. The game goes as follows. You choose a category, for example girls’ names, animals, or food and drink. Now you can take turns moving down the alphabet by naming something from the category. Let’s say you choose girl names, then one starts with Anna, and the next has to name a girl with a B, Babette, the next with a C, and so on.

15. What is correct?

This is a game that needs some preparation, but is very fun to play with kids ages 4-7. What you need is a lie and a truth. So you tell the kids two cases (one is a lie and the other is true) and the kids have to guess which one is true. Example: In bowling you have to knock nine pins or Columbus discovered America. Now the children have to say what is right.

A nice alternative to this is to have kids tell the truth and lie about themselves. So there is something that they have experienced themselves and therefore something that they have built up. For example: I went on vacation to Iceland or I went on vacation to South Africa. Then the rest have to guess what they really experienced. This game is a fun way to get to know each other well.

16. Bowling indoors

Now you might be thinking, yeah hi! What kind of game is this, go bowling inside yourself! But of course I don’t mean that you have to set up a bowling alley with heavy balls in your living room. No, you can keep your bowling alley very simple. Collect 10 empty bottles and make a ball of socks, for example. You can enjoy bowling with this, without causing much damage to your home.

17. Ball Ball

Indoor games can be so simple! And for children from 4 to 7 years old, there is no need to think in a complicated way. For example, they think soccer is a great game and they don’t get tired of it! Place a coin, candy, or other small object under one of the three cups and let the sliding begin! Cheeky parents can put cups on the edge of the table and secretly drop a coin or candy. See how your children’s eyes fill up with amazement when they notice the disappearance of the coin or candy!

18. I’m going on vacation and I’m taking…

This is a perfect game to play indoors and at the same time train your kids’ memory about yourself! You can play it at the table while eating, you can play it on the sofa, it doesn’t matter where. The game goes as follows. One of them begins with “I’m going on vacation and taking … (name of an object)”. Next says the same line “I’m going on vacation and I’m taking with me … (the said item + another item)”. Which next again says, “I’m going on vacation and I’m going to take… (mentioned object + named object + other object) ‘. And so it goes on until someone makes a mistake.

19. Command flash

blink command is a very simple game to play indoors. Children aged 4-7 also love to imitate and so they always participate flawlessly. Good game to get attention. Find here the explanation and variants of the wink command.

So there is no longer any reason for your children to ask, “Can I watch TV?”. Rainy days or a whole kids party can be filled with fun indoor games, especially for 4-7 year olds!


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