Game Ideas for chIldren durIng the Corona perIod


The popular game that only requires pen and paper.

First of all, each player prepares his table on a piece of paper. For city-country-river there are any number of categories (the classic variant: city, country, river, name and occupation) and a categoryfor the points that all players write as a heading.
A person begins to say the alphabet in his mind. Another player says “stop” after a while. Now the player says the letter he has reached according to the other players. Now all players have to pull out their pens and find a word for the letter for each category. As soon as a player has filled in all categories, he shouts “stop” and all other players have to stop typing.
The distribution of points: Each player says what he has found out in the respective category and if no other player has the same word, that person gets 10 points. You get 5 points if 2 players have the same word. If a player has found a word in a category in which no one else has a word, he even gets 20 points. At the end, all points are added up and entered in the bottom category “Points”.

What am I?

You can download motifs from the Internet and stick them on colored paper or draw or write down motifs yourself beforehand.
In the game “What am I?” You have to guess terms by asking each other questions. Each player receives a card with a motif / term. This card is set up or attached to the head in such a way that it can only be seen by the other players, but not by the guessing person. One after the other each player can ask a question about his card in order to find out what he is as quickly as possible. For example: am I an object? Am i an animal Am i tall Am i little Do i live in the water? The other players answer the questions with yes or no. If you answer “yes” you can ask another question, if you answer “no” it is the turn of the next player.

Chair dance

All you need is a couple of chairs or similar seating such as stools. The number depends on the number of players, but one chair less than the number of participants.
First, the chairs are set up with the so that the seats point outwards. It should be one less chair than children.
Then music that you can dance to is turned on and the players run around the chairs in a circle. Then suddenly the music is turned off and everyone tries to sit in a chair. Who is still standing is out. Then one chair is removed and it starts all over again until only 2 Player and a chair are left. Whoever sits at the end has won.

“Fischer, how deep is the water?”

All players (except for the fisherman) line up next to each other. The fisherman stands across from them about 8 meters away. The other players ask in chorus: “Fischer, how deep is the water?” The fisherman answers with an imaginary water height, for example 2 meters. The playgroup now asks: “How do we get over?” The fisherman gives them an order, for example: “on one leg”, “with eyes closed”, “swimming”, “crawling”. The players must now cover the distance to the fisherman according to the requirement. As if hopping on one leg, feeling over with closed eyes, swimming, or crawling on all fours. Whoever manages it first becomes the new fisherman. The game starts over.

“Paint eggs”

Easter will soon be around the corner again. Why not decorate your apartment with Easter now.
Blow out eggs with your children and then paint them using different methods. The egg white and egg yolk can be used to bake a delicious cake with the children straight away.
Here are a few ideas to paint the eggs differently:

“Coloring eggs naturally:”

For the color red you only need to boil two pieces of beetroot in 3/4 water to the broth, remove the beetroot again and add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar. Now just add the egg.
For blue Easter eggs, you can boil the eggs in blueberry juice. For yellow eggs, you can boil turmeric in water and add the eggs.

“Create a pattern with lemon juice:”

Before you dip the eggs in paint, use lemon juice to paint ornaments, dots or stripes on the eggs. This works best with a cotton swab. Then let the lemon juice dry on the eggshell and then color the Easter eggs. The color does not hold where the lemon juice sticks and beautiful white patterns are created.


For toddlers, the good water color and a few brushes or with your fingers and the eggs are still suitable. Felt and wax crayons are also very suitable for painting.


With a small potato you can easily make your own stamps. To do this, cut the potato in half and then use the knife to scratch a pattern or motif on the inside of the potato. Then the unnecessary edges are cut off and the stamp is ready. Now just brush it with paint and start stamping.


You can glue on anything that glitters and glitters. Stickers and pallets are also possible, there are no limits.

“Painting t-shirts”

There are lots of great ways to paint T-shirts with your kids. There are no guidelines for the design.
Before you can start painting, you must first prepare the t-shirt. To prevent the colors from showing through, simply put a piece of cardboard inside the T-shirt.
With self-made stamps from a potato, you can conjure up many beautiful motifs. There are special fabric crayons that you and your children can use to paint on the T-shirts.
You can also conjure up the popular batik look on the T-shirts together with your children (only with the supervision of parents!). You can find a wide range of ready-made batik colors in stores or online.
First, use the package instructions to prepare the color. In most cases the dye is stirred into several liters of hot water. Now you can tie your T-shirts with elastic as much as you want. The more knobs you tie with the rubber bands, the more varied the pattern becomes. Now you can put the tied tshirts in the color – the longer you wait, the more intense the color result will be. Then rinse the tshirt until no more color comes out and hang up the t-shirt to dry. After it is completely dry, you and your children will have beautiful unique items.

“Noodle chains”

Noodles are not only good to eat – they are also great for making pictures or making fancy necklaces.
All you need is pasta in the shapes you want, food coloring, vinegar and a few plastic cups.
Now fill the vinegar with a few drops of food coloring into the cups previously filled with the pasta, until the pasta is completely covered. These must now be left to stand overnight. The next day you and your children can make beautiful necklaces and pictures from the colored noodles.

“Kneading with dough or Kinetic Sand”

It is kneaded, pressed, rolled, modeled and shaped. With the dough, the children learn how to use their strength in a targeted manner. Modeling is very valuable educationally and therapeutically.
There is no right or wrong here. The hand muscles, gross and fine motor skills are trained, which are very important for learning to write. The sense of touch is refined and creativity is encouraged. The imagination and spatial imagination are stimulated. The child has to think about the form and shape of the object in order to be able to reproduce it. This trains the three-dimensional way of thinking. In addition, the haptic skills are promoted, but also the sensory skills such as smelling.
The popular kinetic sand is also a great activity and has the same learning properties. You can make the dough and sand yourself or buy them in stores.

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