Playing outside is always fun, especially for 6-year-old boys. Sadly, rain does come now and again (especially in the summer). When it does, all dreams of running around with friends vanish and a potentially gloomy day appears on the horizon. Usually, that means endless hours of screen time and video games and little to no physical exercise – not an ideal situation!
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Thankfully, there are some awesome ways to keep your kid moving and exciting, all indoors! These indoor sport toys and games are an easy solution to a rainy day that you don’t want turning into a video game binge. All of these games are perfect for a day spent inside and make a great addition to the family room! Getting active won’t be hard, especially if you have one of these incredible toys in your house.
Our Favorite Indoor Sports Games For Kids
Foosball may just be the perfect indoor sports game. Rumor has it, to become a dad, you must pass through five levels of Foosball challenges so you can beat your own kid at it for years to come. While we can’t confirm whether that’s true or not, we CAN confirm that the Best Choice Foosball table is a perfect addition to any playroom that needs a fun and interactive centerpiece. This Foosball table features two balls, two cup holders, and is made of engineered wood, ensuring it will last through a kid’s early years.
While basketball is usually an outdoor game, the Pop-A-Shot Home Game is an easy solution for anyone who wants to get their basketball fix indoors! This double net game allows hours of shooting and encourages some healthy competition with whoever walks by it! You can’t help but shoot a ball every time you walk near. This game has an LED scoreboard that keeps track of high scores and lets you compete against a friend (or dad). It has multiple heights and is sure to be a draw for any kid who loves to shoot hoops. Check out more electronic basketball games!
In the battle of fire and ice, who wins? Well, with the Fire and Ice Hockey Table, you can find out yourself! This Air Hockey Table is designed for the home but comes with lots of features that a full-sized arcade one does. This model is 54 inches long and comes with all the things you would expect, such as the two “Hockey Pushers” and a puck. This table is a bit special, however, as it’s built with LEDs. When you play, the puck, four corners, and goals flash and blink! It comes with a digital scorekeeper as and has an internal fan to keep things floating on the surface.
Ping-Pong is truly one of the greatest games ever invented. It’s one of those games that you can pick up as a kid and use well into your adult years (especially college). It’s fun, quick, and a great way to spend hours inside with friends and family. While it may be an inside game, it is almost guaranteed to work up a sweat if you are playing hard! A few hours of this and you just burned the calorie recommendation for the day. The JOOLA table comes with the table and a quick-clamp net for easy set-up. An added benefit, you can fold the table in half and get “single-player mode” for when there isn’t anyone to play with.
A mini-basketball hoop is almost essential to have in any boy’s room growing up. Sitting on the bed and shooting hoops while thinking about why they got send to their room is something that 6-year-olds are hardwired for. The SKLZ Pro Mini is the perfect toy for the job. It has a sleek black and acrylic look with a matte black hoop and net, the perfect complement to any room. It is built with clear polycarbonate and is shatterproof (for when they inevitably try and dunk on it). It can be mounted to almost any door and has back-padding to protect the wood and paint. It comes with a breakaway steel rim as well as a 4-inch foam mini-ball.
While darts might not seem to be a wise idea for a kid to play with, these ones aren’t pointy – they’re magnetic! The Ranslen Magnetic Dart Board is a great toy to put in any playroom or sunroom, especially if kids are going to be hanging around. It has two different sides of the board, allowing for a different theme and game style with a quick flip. You can roll it up to store or travel when not playing, or leave it up as a fun decoration! The set comes with a double-sided board and 15 magnetic darts. You won’t have to worry about someone getting poked when playing with these!
While we don’t normally think of curling as an indoor game for kids to play, the Elite Sportz Curling Game might just change that! This indoor curling set is a great way to spend a few hours with kids or with some other friends. It is a 4×1 foot game that can fit on a tabletop or on a hard floor, making it a pretty versatile kit. It comes with the board itself, four orange and four blue stones, and a drawstring bag for storage. Since the game is so simple, your kids can play without having to be super coordinated and still have fun.
Ring toss, a super simple game that can occupy anyone for hours at a time! The original game was a single ring on a string and wall-mounted hook, but things have advanced since then. The Win Sports Ring Toss game is as simple as it sounds, mount the wooden board to and surface and toss as many hooks on the board as you can! It comes with 13 metal hooks, 14 rubber rings, and a board to play on. Despite its simplicity, there are many different versions and ways to play the game, allowing for new and creative winning methods. It’s safe, easy, and a good toy for any indoor day.
Bowling isn’t just for when you go to the alley! You can play at home now with the GoSports mini-bowling game! While it’s obviously a scaled-down version of the real-deal, this tabletop version is super fun and a great way for kids to play games indoors without reverting to screens. This kit is made from wood and designed to last. It comes with the bowling alley board, a launch ramp, two mini bowling balls, ten pins, and a scorecard for keeping up with who’s winning! It’s easy to set up and because it has a ramp to launch the ball, easy to play.
It’s never too early to start working on your short game, even inside! With the Putt-A-Bout indoor green, your 6-year-old will be a young Tiger Woods in no time. This green is 9×3 feet, perfect for indoor use in the playroom or living room floor. The green is irregularly shaped, making it tougher than a normal straight-lined green. It also includes three practice cup cutouts for easy target practice, sand trap cutouts, and non-ski backing, so you don’t slip while walking across it. While your kid isn’t playing with this, Dad sure will be!
Looking for a multi-use set that has almost everything and can be used for indoor play? Check out the Best Choice 4-in-1 game! This is truly the jack-of-all-games, as it includes a mini pool table, hockey table, ping pong table, and foosball! Everything is miniature and perfect for someone with a tighter space that doesn’t want four different tables taking up room. It is made of wood and made to withstand the movement associated with flipping the tables around to whatever game your kid is looking for. Apart from the board itself, it also comes with all the needed pieces to play (pool sticks, ping pong paddles, etc.). You just open it up, and in a few minutes, you are ready to go.