We have way too many toys, so sometimes it's good to get back to basics for some good old fashioned games for kids. You may know these games already, but sometimes it's good to write them all down together so next time you're in a restaurant (like we were) and desperately trying to distract the kids, these kids games will spring to mind. Bring on the classics.....
Kid's Games: Paper, scissors, stone
A golden oldie! This is a great kids game, you probably know it, but in case you're not familiar on the count of three you make your hand into the shape of paper (flat hand), scissors (open fingers) or stone (fist).
You play in pairs. Scissors beats paper (as they can cut it up), paper beats stone (as it can wrap it up) and stone beats scissors (as they blunt them).
Kids Games: Thumb War
For this game you interlock your hand with your opponents leaving your thumbs free. Then you declare thumb war and have to try and hold your oppositions thumb down for 10 seconds. As you can see the boys really enjoyed this one.
Kids Games: Body Challenge
This one is my husbands invention, basically you say to the kids 'can you' and then add a challenge, for example in the photo the boys are trying to get their tongues on their elbows. Other ideas are:
- Curl their tongue
- Wiggle their ears
- Flair their nostrils
- Rub their tummy and pat their head at the same time
- Head on knees
- Elbow on ears
Kids Games: Arm Wrestling
Another classic! Again two opponents join arms and wrestle till one of the arms is pushed to the table.
The boys found it a bit tricky to keep their arms on the table, but that definitely didn't stop the enjoyment!