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Old 01-13-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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My soon to be 7 year old son is having a party and sleepover with about 8 friends. I'm searching the web and simply can't find a whole lot. Any ideas on some fun indoor games? Too much snow and extremely cold to go outside.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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Might be obvious, but...
have you asked your son what sort of activities he'd like?
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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yeah, pizza,pop and the Wii. I want to do more than just the Wii.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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Man a house full of 7 boys....energy city! Maybe you should do something to get some of that energy out like indoor races or different play stations where they do something physical or even building a fort would be fun. I remeber doing that quite often as a child with boxes and sheets and stuff. Just a thought
BTW hope you're doing well!
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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If there is snow, can't you go out and play in it. Do the kids have the appropriate snow clothes?
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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If there is snow, can't you go out and play in it. Do the kids have the appropriate snow clothes?
yeah but it's the evening so it will be dark by the time they get here.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Indoor games for 7 year olds at night. about 9 kids.
In winter.
Hmm.
Hide and seek
The chocolate game. (Big family sized block of chocolate, still wrapped. Provide knife and fork only. And given that they are boys, a dress up dress makes for a good laugh. Roll the dice. When you get a 6 then you have to put on the dress (this is just to make it last longer) then using only the knife and fork, cut open the chocolate and then the chocolate. All the time, the rest of the kids are rolling the dice in turn. As soon as another six comes up, stop cutting, take off the dressup dress and swap. (check kids are not allergic to chocolate)
Do some cooking - cookies or cake or do it your self individual pizzas. The parent gets a selection of toppings and puts them on the table. Each kid grabs a pizza base or even make dough first. Then they put the topings they want on their pizza and then you cook them. Play the Wii while they wait for it to cook.
A pillow fight. (get 2 old pillows and set up some rules. You can mark a playing area with masking tape on the carpet. Move hard furnature out. 2 kids fight it out. The rest watch and cheer. If you go outside the marked area you are out. A new challenger then takes the place of the kid knocked out.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:13 AM
 
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Here is a game that will keep them occupied for a bit:

Get a small, cheap gift for each child (from the dollar store or something) and wrap each one. Have all the kids sit in a circle. Take one gift and hand it to the birthday boy. Start playing the music (let it play a bit) and tell them to keep passing the gift to the left. When the music stops, the person holding the gift keeps the present. The one who won the gift sits out until everyone has a gift. You can make the game last a bit longer (and more exciting) by having the kids open the gift before you play the music again.

Another game is a matching or concentration game and split the kids into two teams. Get two poster boards. Cut out squares or whatever shape you want. On one side of the square, write down a word (do it twice of course for each board so they can be matched) and then attach velcro to that side. Attach velcro to the board as well so it will hold the square. Have the kids line up and one kid flips two squares over to try to find a match. The first team to find all the matched wins and all those kids get a sucker or something.

Good luck. Be prepared for loud.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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Play "cool" music and let them dance to it.

Indoor scavenger Hunt

Dart board (one that doesn't use sharp, pointy darts)

BINGO

Science Experiments using simple household ingredients

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Old 01-14-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Play "cool" music and let them dance to it.

Indoor scavenger Hunt

Dart board (one that doesn't use sharp, pointy darts)

BINGO

Science Experiments using simple household ingredients
I was going to say those exact things, you beat me to the punch

Another good source of ideas might be to look up halloween party games since boys are into creep crawly stuff all year. I'd stay away from ghost games though.
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