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I am having a boys sleep-over party for my sons tournament basketball team. The boys who are coming are 9-10 years old. The weather is very cold, so I need some indoor game ideas.

Rocken Mom from Longview, WA

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February 3, 20060 found this helpful


Desperately need small-space indoor game ideas ASAP! It's going to rain and I have a 12x15 living room, with furniture taking up some of that space. It's a 9 year old boy's Knight Themed birthday party.

GnCsMOM from Philadelphia


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Lop-Ear (Guest Post)

Play Bingo! with Medieval Knight themed prizes, like stickers of knights or dragons, paper knights they can color and cut out, toy dragons, or even toy medallions and medieval colored flags.

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jojo (Guest Post)

Hi, just thought of another game I'd seen for a small space. This game's called 'Suckers'. Divide players into equal numbered teams (2-3 is probably more than enough per team). Give each player a straw. In front of each team place a large bowl full of m&m's or smarties. The teams must race to remove all the m&m's/smarties from their bowls by sucking them out with the straws. The first team to empty their bowl wins! :)

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jojo (Guest Post)

Hi, I recently found this game on the net while searching for games for a party at home. The game is called 'Sock Mania' and players sit around in a circle in bare feet. Blindfold each player and drop a big pile of socks into the center of the circle. The purpose of the game is to find and put as many socks as possible onto ONE FOOT ONLY within a set time period (or until socks run out). Obviously the winner is the player with most socks on their foot! Might not exactly tie-in with the Knight theme but it can be confined to a small space and should be a giggle for everyone else to watch. :)

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February 27, 20060 found this helpful

This one is fun, but noisy! It would be good for a "burn off energy" time. Have the boys blow up a small balloon. They then tie it to a 8-10 inch string. They then tie the string to their ankle. Have them all get in a circle. When you say go, they try to stomp the others balloon. Last one with a whole balloon wins. This also works with string as tails. They tuck a string into the waistband on the back of their pants and then when they step on anothers "tail" it falls off, last one with a tail left wins.

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February 27, 20060 found this helpful

Don't know the name of the game, but it can be played in or out. Blindfold kids or make them promise not to peek (lights out helps). Line them up and have them place left hand on the left shoulder of the kid in front of them. The line leader is allowed to keep eyes open as he walks around rooms and avoiding furniture (snaking in and out)...if you try this it's fun because you don't know which way, or where, you're going.

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February 27, 20060 found this helpful

INDOOR SNOWBALL FIGHT. Each kids gets a spoon and ammo, which is the same number of cotton balls each. They hold the spoon w/it facing vertical and backward to fling the "snowball" at others.

HOT POTATO played to music using a bean bag. Sit kids in a circle and pass the bean bag around to each player. Whoever has it when the music stops is out. Continue until you have a winner.

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February 28, 20060 found this helpful

I can tell you about a game we had to come up with quickly one year for my son's birthday and they still talk about it 5 years later. We had to come indoors because it suddenly started to rain. We decided to ball up newspaper and move the coffee table in the middle of our living room. The living room is small so we had one group of kids stand on one side and another near the doorway putting them about 8 feet apart. They first played sort of like volley ball and then turned it into a game where the paper could only land certain places (ie-on the table, just past the table). The boys thought of that one and honestly we played for so long we almost forgot the cake!

Another year we did rock painting. We got different shaped rocks from around our creek and just bought those paints that come in the little cups that are attached together. They had to try to paint an animal using the shape of the rock and the paint. We never had much money so we always looked around the house to try to find ideas and our boys and their friends often told us they liked our parties better than going to McDonalds or Chuck-E-Cheese. Hope it helps!

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

I like 'em

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March 14, 20090 found this helpful

JoJo, I don't know that I would recommend this game - too easy to suck the candy into your throat and cause real issues.

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