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wikiHow | How to Play Hide and Go Seek
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A classic family game that can be adapted for various ages and durations. This link includes traditional and variant rules for playing like jail break and sardines. A classic family game that can be adapted for various ages and durations. This link includes traditional and variant rules for playing like jail break and sardines. Show less
What Do We Do All Day? | Indoor Active Game: Land, Sea, Air
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A quick and active game that works to get some energy out. Doesn't require anything besides some room to jump. A quick and active game that works to get some energy out. Doesn't require anything besides some room to jump. Show less
Coffee Cups and Crayons | Family Card Games: How to Play Spoons
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A fun family card game that is easy enough for younger kids to play. All you need is a deck of cards and a few spoons (or sticks, straws, etc.) Ages 4+ A fun family card game that is easy enough for younger kids to play. All you need is a deck of cards and a few spoons (or sticks, straws, etc.) Ages 4+ Show less
What Do We Do All Day? | Dots and Boxes Game
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An easy game that is surprisingly deep and requires only pens and paper. Ages 5+ An easy game that is surprisingly deep and requires only pens and paper. Ages 5+ Show less
Pencil and Paper Games | Heads, Bodies, and Legs
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Players take turns drawing portions of a person (or anything) without seeing what the others have drawn. This results in a hilarious mashup at the end. All that's needed is a pencil and paper. Ages 5+ Players take turns drawing portions of a person (or anything) without seeing what the others have drawn. This results in a hilarious mashup at the end. All that's needed is a pencil and paper. Ages 5+ Show less
Today's Parent | 10 Kid-Friendly Card Games
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Play some kid-friendly card games such as Old Maid or Go Fish with your standard deck of 52 cards. Play some kid-friendly card games such as Old Maid or Go Fish with your standard deck of 52 cards. Show less
Childhood 101 | 15+ Free, Printable Memory Matching Games for Kids
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Play a matching game of Memory (also known as Concentration). This link includes different printable versions, or you can create your own with a deck of playing cards. Play a matching game of Memory (also known as Concentration). This link includes different printable versions, or you can create your own with a deck of playing cards. Show less
The Spruce | How to Play Charades With Kids
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Play this classic pantomime game. All you need are a timer and list of things to act out. Make it easier for younger kids by including categories or removing the timer. Play this classic pantomime game. All you need are a timer and list of things to act out. Make it easier for younger kids by including categories or removing the timer. Show less
Parents | How to Play Hopscotch
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Take the family outside with this oldie but goodie. Alternatively, you can mark out the hopscotch grid inside with some tape on the floor. This link includes a couple of variations on the classic rules. Take the family outside with this oldie but goodie. Alternatively, you can mark out the hopscotch grid inside with some tape on the floor. This link includes a couple of variations on the classic rules. Show less
Sleep Advisor | How to Build the Ultimate Pillow Fort
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Building a fort is a perfect way to engage the whole family. Numerous skills are built upon through planning, constructing and playing. Building a fort is a perfect way to engage the whole family. Numerous skills are built upon through planning, constructing and playing. Show less
Edventures With Kids | 50+ Free Scavenger Hunts for Kids
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Printable scavenger hunts to keep kids occupied both inside and outside. Ages 4+ Printable scavenger hunts to keep kids occupied both inside and outside. Ages 4+ Show less
wikiHow | How to Play 20 Questions
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A classic game that can be played with a variety of participants. Encourages kids to work on their recall and critical thinking skills. Ages 5+ A classic game that can be played with a variety of participants. Encourages kids to work on their recall and critical thinking skills. Ages 5+ Show less
Illinois Early Learning Project | Five Things Children Gain from Puzzle Play
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Puzzles help children work on essential skills. By working on one together as a family, you can help guide them through harder puzzles. Puzzles help children work on essential skills. By working on one together as a family, you can help guide them through harder puzzles. Show less
Learning Resources | 1-2-3 The Floor is Lava!
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The floor has been turned into lava! Try to avoid it by hopping onto furniture, or for a less potentially destructive version, tape pieces of paper to the...Show more The floor has been turned into lava! Try to avoid it by hopping onto furniture, or for a less potentially destructive version, tape pieces of paper to the floor as stepping stones. This game can easily be adapted into a learning opportunity by putting letters or numbers on the papers and calling out specific categories that the kids have to make it to while avoiding the lava. Ages 3+ Show less
Icebreaker Ideas | Who Am I? Game Questions & Ideas
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A guessing game similar to 20 Questions where players have to deduce who they are by asking yes or no questions. Ages 6+. A guessing game similar to 20 Questions where players have to deduce who they are by asking yes or no questions. Ages 6+. Show less
Simple Play Ideas | Fun Family Game Night: Classification
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A simple, spin on Scattegories that requires only only paper and a pen. Come up with words that fit in a category, starting with the required letter. To a...Show more A simple, spin on Scattegories that requires only only paper and a pen. Come up with words that fit in a category, starting with the required letter. To accommodate younger kids, you can play in teams. This is a great activity to build vocabulary. Ages 5+ Show less
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