We’re entering the rainy months once again! And as we say goodbye to the sun and say hello to the rain, let’s armor our homes with indoor activities that will promote active play! Here are a few classic indoor games for rainy days brought to you by Di Lang Laro ang Laro campaign. This campaign have long delighted kids and pulled in parents to play along,too!
Indoor games with a twist that will help your kids lift the gloom away!
The Straw Game – Children love to come up with their own games. The Straw Game, inspired by an entry of a mom in our Johnson’s Baby Facebook page for the “365 Days of Play” project, is one example. The children will have to connect one straw to another until they form a long line consisting of 10 straws. Whoever completes this first is the winner.Just Like Mommy – Ever notice how children enjoy imitating their parents? Inspired by another entry of a mom in “365 Days of Play,” Just Like Mommy is a roleplaying game, where children “shop” around the house, mimicing their mom doing the groceries.Indoor Bowling – Children can be very creative when it comes to their games. While stuck indoors, children can still come up with their own toys using materials found at home. In Indoor Bowling, children can get empty water bottles, arrange them properly, and use a small ball to hit the “pins.”Treasure Hunt – Children are curious beings. They love finding hidden objects under the bed, inside the closet, etc. What if parents turn this into a game? In Treasure Hunt, parents can hide some objects, put clues around the house and reward them with a prize when they find the hidden objects.Hide and Seek – No list of classic indoor games would be complete without Hide and Seek. The “it” counts from 1 to 10 (or more) while the others run around and hide. The first person the “it” finds trades roles with him. To make this more interesting, why not have a group of “its”?
Let us not allow the rain to stop our kids from getting the exercise they need! This is what the partners behind the recently launched Di Lang Laro ang Laro advocacy campaign aim to remind parents. The Department of Education, Play Pilipinas, and Johnson & Johnson Philippines encourages parents to let their children have at least one hour of physical play daily for proper physical and mental development.
Let’s have play-filled rainy days ahead! =)
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Shining Mom supports the “Di Lang Laro ang Laro” campaign of the Department of Education, Johnson and Johnson and Play Pilipinas.