Here at Yellow Brick Road, we offer a day care service in Minnetonka so that you can leave your kids in a healthy and fun learning environment while you go on with your busy day. Our day care is designed so that kids can both learn and play in a fun environment, all the while making their safety our number one priority. We know you want the very best for your children, and that is what we aim to provide. While we do offer lots of fun activities, playing games is a 24/7 job when you’re a kid. To help you find fun things to do on your own time, here are some great children’s games to play!

Hot Potato

Some of our older readers may recognize this game from its heydey; it is an old one, but a classic. All you need is a small group, some music, and a potato, or an object to stand in for a potato. As the adult, it is your job to control the music. Have the kids line up in a circle, and when you start to play the music, they will start tossing around the “potato” to each other as fast as they can. You will (without prejudice) randomly stop the music after a set amount of time, and whoever is in possession of the “potato” when the music stops is out. Then you repeat until there is one participant left, who wins the game! It’s a surprisingly enjoyable game for being so simple!

Hide and Seek

No list of children’s game could be complete without hide and seek. It’s a great game to play both indoors and outdoors. If you have never played, one person among a group is picked to be the seeker. That person counts to a specified number with their eyes closed, while the rest of the participants run and find a hiding spot. Once the countdown is over, the seeker tries to find everyone in their hiding spot. The last person to be found wins the game, and gets to be the seeker next round. Just don’t play too much, kids that are too good at hiding are hard to ground.

I Spy

The perfect game for road trips, I Spy has simple rules, and doesn’t require any material items to play. It can be played with two or more people. Simply pick an object in view, then say “I spy..” and remark on a characteristic. For instance, if you saw a red sports car, say “I spy something red”. The goal is for rest of the players to guess the item you’re referring to. It’s a simple game that will engage your child’s mind, while keeping everyone sane on a long car trip.

 

Hopefully your kids enjoy these games! If you are looking for day care service in Minnetonka, come check out our services here at Yellow Brick Road. Feel free to give us a call for more information on what we do. We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.