Summer Holiday Indoor Games

The summer holidays are upon us once more! 6 weeks can seem a very long time especially with bored kids! Check out our ideas for fun and easy indoor summer games. As well as keeping your little ones entertained, these games have multiple benefits for their development.

Board Games

There are SO many board games that are suitable for kids and provide hours of fun! Board games develop collaborative play, the ability to follow instructions, fine motor skills when rolling dice and moving playing pieces and numeracy skills, such as counting. Click to download our top picks in board games.

Balloon Tennis

Simple, fuss-free, and easy to do! Replacing a tennis ball with balloons means that breakages are less likely. Perfect for collaborative play! Download instructions for a DIY indoor balloon tennis game.

Paper and Pencil Games

Absolute classic games and very simple! You will be amazed how engaged your kids can be with paper and pencil games! Here are our ideas for some paper and pencil games that your little ones will love.


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Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.