Nowadays, with electronics, such as, games consoles, tablets and i pads it may seem old fashioned to think about playing traditional games, but they, too, can be fun and a lot cheaper on our pockets.
Eye- spy is one of the oldest, it can be adapted for younger children, I used to to play it using colours, rather than letters, for the tiny ones, e.g. I spy with my little eye, something red (the car ahead) I have even played eye spy on the web cam, using Skype, with my grandchildren, who live far away, my eldest granddaughter made us laugh, when she said, “Eye spy, with my little eye, something beginning with !”nana”
Hide and seek is another old favourite, I remember a child once lying on a bed, with his eyes closed, thinking that because he couldn’t see, no one could see him! Another time a little one hid in a laundry basket, but left her arm dangling outside.
Hopscotch is another traditional favourite, that will also help your children to stay active
Dressing up will help feed your child’s imagination ( I have also written posts on child led play)
If your children are into electronic games, my earlier blog on being addicted to tablets, may be useful.
Of course, there are loads of party games for groups of children, like Ring a roses and the farmers in his den, the list is endless. The main thing is, which ever games children play, enjoy and have fun doing so.
As always questions/ comments are welcome.