Fall has come and gone, now winter has arrived. This means Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner. It also means it gets colder outside, resulting in less playtime. One favorite pastime is spending time in the outdoors and reading a book. There’s something about breathing in fresh air and admiring nature’s beauty. Sadly, with winter here sometimes I can’t go outside because it’s either raining, snowing or too cold. Even though I can’t be outdoors as much as before, it’s nice to be indoors too. I can sit by a window and still look at the scattered leaves on the ground. During the times I can’t be outside, I’ve learned how to pretend I’m outdoors from the comfort of my house. Sounds amazing right? Also, I’ve found some games that can be just as fun as playing outdoors.
Looking for a lost item and can’t remember where you last left it? No problem! Design a scavenger hunt that will have your friends and family looking for items throughout the house. Make a list of stuff in your home and have them search for it. The items can be as specific or as plain as you like. It’s a game that can be played for hours and there’s endless fun. Allow the winner of the game to choose the movie you guys will watch after the game. It will have the players trying extra hard to find all the items that way their movie pick gets chosen.
Have you ever had a dream to be in a silent movie like Charlie Chaplin? Well here is your chance. You can play charades with your friends and family. Make some cards out of paper or index cards. Then, come up with some words you and your friends can act out. I would suggest movie titles, animals, celebrities or any other word you can animate. With a good imagination anything is possible with this game. It’ll have you and your friends pretending to be the star you always wanted to be.
Bowling can be so much fun. It’s a great indoors game to play. If you can’t make it to an actual bowling alley, you can make something similar in your home. It’ll be like a DIY bowling game in the middle of your living room, kitchen, or anywhere you want to place it. A great thing about it is that you need little to create one. What you’ll need is 10 empty plastic bottles, some sand to make the bottles heavy and a small ball. Place them on a flat surface, preferably on the floor. Keep track of points and enjoy the fun.