Five Indoor Games for Kids to Beat the Lockdown! Since the country was put on lockdown due to the dangerous COVID-19 virus, schools and day centres have been closed. With children being at home all the time, parents are constantly worried about the children’s wellbeing. Besides the need to home-school them, children also have to be kept entertained. Naturally, they can be allowed to play games on the phone or watch videos on the phone or tablet or see cartoons on the television for a limited time due to the harmful effects the same has. So how to kill time at home without causing any harm? We present to you five indoor games for kids to beat the lockdown. 1.Do-it-yourself Balancing Beam: Kids find joy in walking in straight lines. So why not create a balancing beam within the house on your own?! All you need for this activity is coloured tape (The more, the better) and ample space to play (this could be your hall or drawing room). In the empty space of your house, stick the length of a tape in a straight or curved line. Now put on some fun music while you and your child take turns to walk one foot over another across the length of the tape. You can make the game more interesting by asking the child to walk backwards or with one hand on head or balance with one foot only on the line. 2. Hide and Seek: We cannot make a list of the best indoor games for a child to play without adding hide and seek to the list. A cult favourite of even parents back when they were kids, the game consists of one person covering the eyes and counting out loud while the others hide. The child who covers the eyes has to look for all the others who are now hidden somewhere. The last person to be found is the next person who has to take turns to find the ones hiding. While children play hide and seek, make sure no items are lying around the house that can harm the child. 3.Indoor Bowling: Bowling? Inside the house? Doesn't it sound fun already? All you need for this activity is some empty plastic bottles and a plastic ball bigger than the size of a tennis bowl. Create your bowling alley in the house by setting up lines of bottles. Now the child has to use the plastic ball to strike the bottles and make the maximum of them fall. 4.Indoor Obstacle Course: Create an obstacle course for the child in the area of the house itself. This obstacle course can be made spanning across various rooms. Create an area where the child has to target and throw balls into a bucket. Follow this with a lane where the child has to run, followed by a small fence-like structure made out of pillows on which the child has to balance himself/herself, followed by the child having to crawl below a chair or table ending with an area where they have to jiggle or dance. The possibilities are endless. Add a timer and let the fun game begin 5. Sock Toss: This is a great activity to sharpen a child’s gross motor skills as well as teach him/her how to aim. For this activity, all you need is a huge bucket or a cloth hamper and some socks. Roll up the socks to form a ball and place the basket/bucket/cloth hamper feet or two away (Depending on the age as well as the height of your child) and ask him or her to aim and manage to throw the sock ball into the basket/bucket/cloth hamper. You can make the game more interesting by moving a step back each time a sock is successfully thrown. Take turn throwing and the person with the maximum number of successfully thrown sock balls win. Shanti Juniors Preschool request parents not to dread such situations because they are not sure of what to do. But why not make the most out of the situation? Use the lockdown as an opportunity to spend some quality time with your children and enhance the parent-child bonding. We promise you, you won’t regret it.