Indoor Games with Tape


With the cold weather coming, have these indoor games on hand from What to Expect.


Hopscotch: Toss a stuffed animal or another object on the floor in to a square. You have to hop to the object (2 squares= 2 feet, 1 square=1 foot) then turn and hop back.

Bulls-eye Bowling: I made a bulls-eye on the carpet using masking tape. The kids stood back on a line and proceeded to bowl small balls toward the bulls-eye. It proved to be a fun challenge to see whose ball could land in the center of the target!

Tic-Tac-Toe: Again we used some balls from the playroom to play this classic indoor activity for kids. Jayman and Missy may be just a touch too young to understand the subtleties of the game, but they sure enjoyed getting three in a row.

Balance Beam: Who could walk toe-to-heel along a single piece of masking tape? It’s harder than it looks!

Long Jump: Missy, my little leap frog, surprised me by managing a standing long jump over three feet. Good grief. I’m not sure I could even do that!

Guard the Eggs:  This proved to be the favorite of all our indoor family activities today. We made a rectangle of masking tape on the floor. One person would stand inside the rectangle and guard two “eggs” (balls from the playroom). The other players would try to reach into the rectangle and steal the eggs without being tagged. Whoever was tagged became the next Egg Guardian.


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