Games for Kids Under 5

Keeping toddlers occupied can be a daunting task for any parent. Activities and games are the best option to keep your child busy and can also be a learning experience at the same time. Games help kids to enhance their creativity, thinking skills and give them the much-needed recreation from their day-to-day activities.

Children under the age of 5 are extremely curious and inquisitive about the surroundings. The best way to help them learn and garner knowledge is by teaching them the same by means of various recreational activities. While their love for playing and having fun will never subside, this is the best way to make sure that the games your kids play is a learning experience too.

Tag
Tag is a game where you’ll definitely have to do quite a bit of running. In this game, one person is selected as ‘it’, and he/she has to chase the other players within a decided area. Once the person who is marked as ‘it’ succeeds in chasing and touching (tagging) any one of the other players, the tag is transferred to that player who now becomes ‘it’. The new tagged player should now chase other players and follow the same rules.

Customized Treasure Hunt
Since children below the age of 5 are not used to formation of complete sentence, it will be tough for them to comprehend complex clues. The easier way to do that is by forming clues that will be suitable for their age. For example, a clue can include “C for Cat, D for?” with a picture of a drawer below it. This will make it easier for the children to guess the word and where to find the next clue.

Blocks
This is a game to improve a child’s vocabulary and the way they analyze different shapes and sizes. The game can be modified according to the child’s needs. If the blocks are of alphabets, you can provide a word to the child and ask him/her form the same with the help of the blocks. If the blocks are of varying size and shapes, ask your kid to put the blocks into the respective slots. You can include various colors of the blocks and their identification also into play

Board Games
Although not a physical activity, any board game such as Snakes and Ladders or the one ones involving knowing of alphabets and numbers, definitely rate high on the fun quotient. If your kid has recently learned his/her alphabets and numbers, these games will help them practice and perfect the letters and numbers without getting bored.
Games that involve physical and brain training and giving them a fun twist is always a hit among kids of all ages. The aforementioned games will definitely help kids below 5 years of age in more than one way. Keep modifying these activities that suiting the occasion and your child’s liking. Have fun!