Fun and games
It is really important to have some 'down time' when stuck in the house, so we will be up-dating this page with ideas of games you can play as a family. Some are taken from books; others from the internet. If you know any games that you think others may enjoy, then email them to email@example.com and we'll post them on this page!
Game of the day - SNIFFER DOGS
You will need: a pad of paper and a pen or pencil
One player chooses an object from the room or house and draws it on the pad.
The other players are the sniffer dogs. When they think they know what it is, they go to the object, put their 'paw' on it and bark. Everyone else comes to see. If they are correct, they are the next artist.
Game of the day - YES NO GAME
Your challenge is to get your opponents to say the words 'Yes' or 'No'. If they do, you get a point. You might ask simple questions, but keep them coming thick and fast! They are not allowed to hesitate before answering, or use phrases such as 'uh-huh' or 'nah'.
If your opponent is particularly good, then get them to speak at length about something - then throw in a quick question when they aren't expecting it. You could ask them to describe their favourite food in detail, then quickly ask if they like chips.
Game of the day - SARDINES!
A different version of hide and seek. One person goes off to hide somewhere in the house. The other players set off, one-by-one, to find them. When the 'seekers' find the 'hider', they join them in their hiding place - also hiding from others. Eventually, most players will be squashed like sardines in a tin in the hiding place. When the last seeker finds you - you begin again. Thanks to Maisie and Ethan Jackson for this game!