Keep restless kids engaged with these fun & educational indoor games!

The wind is howling and it’s raining sideways which puts a damper on outdoor play. While it might be tempting to let the kids ‘veg out’ on their devices, why not engage the whole family with a tabletop game instead? We’ve rounded up a few favorite indoor games to cure those rainy-day blues while kids learn something new!

Fun Indoor Games for Rainy Days

Foundational Learning with Kids on the Go Card Set

The Kids on the Go Card Set covers a great range of early learning skills from colors, shapes, numbers, letters, matching, and taking turns. If you are looking to take play indoors, it’s the perfect early learning set for ages 4 and up. However, this set offers a twist on classic card games that are fun for the whole family, so deal-in the big kids too!

2-6 players • 20 min • 4 & up

A Fun Word Game for Indoor Play

Chalk up your kids vocabulary, spelling, and memory skills while playing indoors with word game Chalk-A-Word. Chalk-A-Word is an interactive game where players add letter cards to build off of words created by their opponents. The game also includes a fun assortment of ‘power cards’ that help players double down on their strategy. Chalk-A-Word can be as easy or challenging as the words that are played, making this a fun game for adults and children ages 8 and up! Play it at home or on the go in as little as 30 minutes with 2-5 players.

2-5 players • 30 min • 8 & up

Early Childhood Education Game- Shelly's Pearl

Preschool Indoor Play with Shelly’s Pearl!

Join the fun with your dive team as you swim around collecting shells to trade in Shelly’s Pearl! This early learning Life & Thinking Skills game is intended for ages 4 and up and helps young players achieve goals and practice strategy while building fine motor skills. Play Shelly’s Pearl with 2-4 players in as little as 10 minutes.

More to love about the game: Shelly’s personal pronouns are they/them, which is not part of game play, but provides the opportunity to discuss pronouns if desired.

2-4 players • 10 min • 4 & up

Indoor play ecology game SavannaScapes

Go on an Indoor Safari with SavannaScapes

Let’s go on a wild expedition with SavannaScapes. This social science board game explores the incredible biodiversity of the Serengeti-Mara. The Serengeti spans 15,444 square miles of free-roaming wildlife in northern Tanzania and southwestern Kenya. With SavannaScapes, you’ll learn fun facts about the ecosystem of the Serengeti-Mara to support animals and help them thrive.

2-5 players • 30 min • 7 & up

Rainy Days Games for Preschoolers- Buddy HopBoard Game

Get your little ones up and moving with Buddy Hop!

Hippity Hop in this two-in-one interactive game for ages 4 and up. The first game focuses on prompts that help build memory and sequencing skills. While the second game concentrates on building quick visual associations. Get in a bit of cardio with your preschooler while they hop their way into developing their gross motor skills. 

2-5 players • 10–15 min • 4 & up

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