Are you looking for ways for the kids to use up their energy now that they are indoors this season? Consider adding fun indoor racing games to their routines. As long as the games are safe and well monitored, these games can offer plenty of engaging fun for hours!
These racing games below should burn up some excess energy. There are a few preparations required for each of these games. Keep on reading to see how you can incorporate these fun activities into your day.
Indoor Racing Games for Kids
a small gift
plenty of newspaper
How to Play:
Before the game wrap a gift, a small toy or some confectionary, in about a dozen layers of newspaper securing each with sticky tape. More layers can be added if players want a longer game.
Players sit in a circle, around a table is best, and place the gift in the middle along with a pair of oven mitts.
To begin, players take turns, going around the table, in rolling the dice. As soon as a player rolls dice that add up to seven, they put on the oven mitts and start unwrapping the gift.
The other players take turns, going around the table as before, at rolling dice that add up to seven. As soon as a player does, the player who is unwrapping the gift must stop and pass the gift and oven mitts to the player who has just rolled a seven. This player then puts on the oven mitts and starts unwrapping the gift while the other players take it in turn to roll the dice. The next player to roll a seven is the next player to put on the oven mitts and try to unwrap the gift.
Continue until someone has unwrapped the last layer to reveal the gift, which is their prize.
pens and pencils (paints are not suitable)
a piece of stiff card or cardboard for each player
string for the finish line
How to Play:
Cut out the shape of a car, about A4 size, from a single sheet of newspaper for each player.
Have each player decorate their cars and write their names on them. Paint is not suitable for this because it makes the paper too heavy.
Players should lay their cars in a line at one end of the room. This is the starting line. Designate the finishing line. It can be a piece of string stretched between two points or something as simple as the edge of the carpet or the wall on the opposite side of the room.
Give each player a piece of stiff card or cardboard. At the blow of the whistle, the game starts, and players must frantically wave their card up and down behind their car to create a breeze and send their car racing across the room to the finish line.
The first player to reach the finish line is the winner.
If you have indoor scooters around and great floors for scooting around on the floor, allow the kids to have a race on scooters. This will be a game where you would want to monitor the kids for safety purposes. It’s also best to provide helmets for additional protection for the kids when racing.
tape for finish line
How to Play:
The child will place their helmet on and sit on their scooters. Have the kids start at a certain location and scoot across the floor with their scooters until they reach the designated finish line (wherever you place the tape.) Try a ‘best out of three’ race if you’d like or get creative with the course if you’d like for even more fun.
These fun games should provide plenty of entertainment for the kids!
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