11 Simple (Screen-Free) Indoor Family Games to Entertain the Whole Family During the Coronavirus Lockdown


If you have recently realized how difficult it is to keep a child occupied and entertained at home, don't worry. You're not alone!! Parents all around the world are right now are struggling to keep children engaged and active and away from screens all day while they balance work from home and school from home. Trust us, you don't need a fancy streaming service to entertain your child. Sometimes, simple games like the kind we used to play before the internet era are the best answer. Here are some activities that your kids are sure to enjoy. Best of all, no screens required.


1. Scrabble and Scrabble Junior

Scrabble is a fun word-building game where you score points based on your word or number of words you can create. They help improve your child’s vocabulary, and the competition is enough to keep them interested while learning new words alongside. If you have a little one between the ages of 4-6, you can even opt for this Junior Scrabble that is sure to get even the youngest players excited about learning their words. And when the kids are off to bed, parents can feel free to get creative with this game on their own.


2. Pictionary

Try and get your teammates to guess a word by drawing it on the board. The faster they get it, the more points you score. The team with the most points at the end wins. More often than not, it’s terrible drawing skills that make the game more enjoyable. The best part is, you don't even need fancy equipment or an actual game pack. You can even create your own Homemade Pictionary set. Just grab some paper and markers and you're good to go!


3. Uno