There are several games that are enjoyable and popular for kids to play including card games, such as the memory game and go fish. Board games are also a good option, depending on the age of the children.
Pencil and paper games are fun, and keep busy hands occupied. Tic-tac-toe is good for kids and many children of varying ages enjoy Battleship. Hangman is a fun game for school-aged children and dots and squares is a fun time-killing game to keep children engaged and calm.
Board games are always a good choice for kids, especially when Mom and Dad play too. Preschool kids enjoy games like Candy Land and kids of school age love Guess Who? and Monopoly Jr. To keep older kids busy with board games, try Risk, Clue or Magic the Gathering.
To get kids moving, try making a game of indoor hopscotch or making a balance beam using masking tape on the floor. Hide and seek is always a popular game and sending kids on a treasure or scavenger hunt is fun for the whole family.
Plenty of classic games still hold their appeal for children today. Hot potato, or indoor bowling are fun and Simon Says or basketball will have the entire family laughing and having fun in no time.