5 Best Social Distancing Games For Kids
Social distancing, most probably, is one of the most talked-about topics this year. Everybody, in fact, the toddlers are also quite aware of maintaining social distancing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Following the safety guidelines, circulated by the governments, now everyone is stuck in their homes and you can utilize this time to strengthen your bond with your children. According to the Preschool San Dimas, CA teachers, you can indulge in a few games and activities with them. But make sure while playing you are following all the safety codes.
Some fun social distancing games for children
1. I Spy
This is a classic game three years and above children can play. This game does not need many participants; two or more is enough to play this game. For young children, you can play this game by spying colors. Each participant, in turn, can keep an object of a certain color in mind and then say, “I spy with my little eye, something of the color blue.” The rest of the players will have to guess the object the person is thinking of.
2. Rock, paper, Scissors
This is the time when everything is online. This game, in fact, also can be played over the internet. Day Care San Dimas CA teachers play this game in their online interaction with the children. You just need to teach your kids the hand signals for each, rock, paper, and scissors. Just remember the rules are rock can break scissors, scissors can cut paper and paper can wrap the rock.
3. Hide, Seek and Sneak
This fun game can be played by three years and above children and their parents. In this game, someone is chosen as ‘it’. ‘It’ closes their eyes and counts till 50. As he counts, everyone else finds a place to hide. Once the countdown ends, ‘It’ shouts “Back to the Base” and begins to seek the others. Others need to sneak to the base without getting caught.
4. Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
The twist in this version of the scavenger hunt is that here participants have to hunt for colors so that even the smaller children can play. If you have a backyard garden, you can play this game there or it can be played inside the house also. If you are playing at home, you can encourage your children to look for objects that match each color of the rainbow. The game ends when all the seven colors have been found and collected. In Preschool San Dimas, CA, teachers used to make this game more challenging by hiding some specific objects.
5. Simon says
This is another classic game that can be played with preschoolers. In this game, players have to take turns to be ‘Simon’ and give some instructions to the rest. Actions should only be obeyed if “Simon says” is used.
These are the games that you can play with your toddler during this quarantine time and have some fun time together.