Top 15 Indoor Games And Activities For Teens

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Teens like to keep themselves entertained every moment of their free time. When they take a break from their academic studies, or if their school is closed for holidays, you are at your wits end as to how to keep them engaged.Come up with some indoor games which your teens can play with their friends. MomJunction lists some interesting, fun games your children can play when they have a get-together or when they are camping overnight.

Go ahead and implement the ideas for fun indoor activities for teenagers mentioned below.

Top Ten Fun Indoor Activities For Teens:

Check out these ten fun indoor group activities for teenagers that will be super fun to play with their friends:

1. Sing The Lyrics:

You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Song lyrics

How To:

  1. Write down one or two verses from popular songs. Ensure you leave a few words missing here and there and leave it as a blank.
  1. Write down the name of the song beside it so that you know the right answer.
  1. Divide the teens into teams.
  1. Give each team a chance to guess while you read out the clues that you wrote down as a verse. Set a time by which the players have to guess. If the team or player cannot guess the lyrics, pass it on to the next person or team. The team that gets the maximum answers right is the winner.

[ Read: Team Building Activities For Teens ]

2. Foot Volleyball:

You Will Need:

  • Balloon
  • A volleyball net

How To:

  1. Ask all teens to remove their shoes and form two groups.
  1. Hang the net in such a way that it is at least three to four feet above the floor. Let both the teams take their positions, on each side of the net.
  1. Your teen and his friends now need to play volleyball with the balloon using their feet instead of their hands!

3. The Orange War:

You Will Need:

  • Oranges
  • Plastic spoons to hold the oranges

How To:

  1. Place the oranges in the spoons and give them to two players at a time.
  1. The players have to tip off the orange of their opponent without touching them and while trying to keep their orange in their spoon.
  1. As soon as someone loses their orange, they are out of the game. The winning player may stand on one side.
  1. Keep repeating the competition until all players get a chance.
  1. Now give a spoon and an orange to each winner and ask them to play for the winning title. The player who has the orange in the spoon until the end wins.

4. Give Me The Marshmallow:

You Will Need:

  • A bag for every second player
  • Marshmallows

How To:

  1. Place equal amounts of marshmallows in each bag.
  1. Divide the players into pairs as tossers and catchers. The players have to toss a marshmallow into their partner’s mouth.
  1. Let both the partners stand at least five feet apart. Now hand a bag of marshmallows to each player from the tossers side. At the signal, the tossers have to throw the marshmallows into their partner’s mouth. Time the game.
  1. The duo that collects the maximum amount of marshmallows wins.

5. I Never Ever:

You Will Need:

  • Candies

How To:

  1. Hand out an equal amount of candies to each player.
  1. Let all players sit down in a circle.
  1. Now walk around the circle and say things that begin with the phrase ‘I never ever.’ For instance, ‘I never ever had a full chocolate bar at night.’
  1. After every sentence, whoever did that activity has to eat one candy from his pile. The person who finishes all the candies first is the winner.

[ Read: Icebreaker Games For Teens ]

6. A Lie And Two Truths:

You Will Need:

  • Candies

How To:

  1. Give equal number of candies to each player. Ask each player to take turns at the game. One player says three sentences about himself, a lie, and two truths. The others have to guess which one is the lie. If someone guesses right he gets a candy. For every wrong guess, the teen has to give a candy.
  1. The player who collects the maximum number of candies is the winner.

7. The Human Pretzel:

How To:

  1. Ask all players to stand in a circle.
  1. Each player has to grab the hands of another player, except for the players standing on either side.
  1. Now everyone has to try and untwist themselves in such a way that they end up making a circle.

8. Balloon Hitter:

You Will Need:

  • A balloon for each player
  • Some objects that will be the target

How To:

  1. Hand out a balloon to each player and ask them to inflate it.
  1. Place the targets at a considerable distance on the floor and ask all players to stand on one side. At the signal, the players have to hit their target with their balloon. You can decide the amount of tries the players are allowed, or base it on time.
  1. The player who can hit the target first with the balloon is the winner.

9. Relay The Candy:

You Will Need:

  • A candy with a hole in the center – you will need one candy for each player
  • A toothpick for each player

How To:

  1. Ask the teens to form teams of four players each.
  1. Hand out a toothpick to each player. One player from each team begins the game by inserting the toothpick in the mouth and trying to pick up a candy with the same. Once the player gets the candy, the next teen takes over.
  1. Set a time and the team that picks up all the candies fastest is the winner.

10. Pick Up The Cotton Balls:

You Will Need:

  • A bag of cotton balls
  • A spatula
  • A blindfold
  • A pan
  • A table

How To:

  1. Place the cotton balls and the pan on the table. Blindfold the teens by turn and hand them the spatula.
  1. Each teen has to try and pick up as many cotton balls as possible and place it in the pan.
  1. The teen who collects the maximum number of cotton balls is the winner.

[ Read: Fun Things For Teens To Do At Night ]

Fun Indoor Games For Teens

11. Scissors:

You Will Need:

  • A pair of ordinary scissors.

How To:

  1.  Ask all players to sit down in a circle.
  1. The leader will hand over a pair of scissors to a player sitting on his left and will say ‘Crossed’ or ‘Uncrossed’.
  1.  The person receiving the scissors repeats the same while passing it to someone on his left. Continue this till everyone gets a chance of passing the scissors.
  1. The secret of the game is that it has nothing to do with scissors. Cross or uncrossed refers to the position of a person’s feet or legs when they receive and pass the scissors.
  1.  It is a game that creates a discussion on looking past the obvious and enhances creative thinking.

12. I Went To Camp:

How To:

  1. The leader begins the game by saying ‘I went to camp, and I took a/an (object)’.
  1. The player sitting next to him will repeat the same phrase but with another object.
  1. The trick is, the objects should follow a pattern such as alphabetical order.
  1. Object criteria can vary like it can begin with the first letter of any person’s name, two syllable words, etc.

13. Who Am I?

You Will Need:

  • Sticky notes
  • A pen

How To:

  1. Write down a famous character or celebrity name on a note.
  1. Stick the note on one player’s forehead so that he cannot see what is there on it.
  1. The player then asks questions to his group members for which they should either answer yes or no.
  1. He should finally try to guess the character.
  1. Each player gets a maximum of three attempts to guess the name.

14. Mafia:

You Will Need:

• Pack of cards or paper

How To:

  1. Players should divide themselves in the ratio of 7:3, the civilians and mafia. There should be a narrator as well who calls out.
  1. All the players will be sleeping, and the narrator calls out ‘Civilians wake up’ or ‘Mafia wake up’. The group members open their eyes and decide whom to kill in the other group.
  1. If the number of civilians surpasses the number of the mafia, the civilians win, and vice-versa.
  1. There are also special players in the team:

Doctor – a civilian who will protect a player from being killed
Barman – a mafia man who will cancel the effect of another player’s ability to kill
Vigilante – a civilian who kills a player every night

[ Read: Fun Party Games For Teenagers ]

15. Asa:

It is one of the fun indoor games for teenagers where all the players maintain a rhythm by tapping legs, clapping hands or clicking fingers (twice – right and then left).

Each player takes their name and motion. You should pick such a motion that syncs with the name.

How To:

  1.  One person will begin the game by taking his/her name and a rhythm, followed by the name and motion of another teammate.
  1. The next player will be the one who was named by the previous player. He will now take his name and a rhythm followed by someone else’s name and motion.
  1. You can also play a variation of the game by just pointing out two players with your finger saying ‘you, you’. These two will at a time start saying their name with some motion.
  1. To make the game harder, you can pick more than two players or say, everyone. Here everyone will start saying out their names with motions.
  1. The hardest variation will be when players stop saying names but only perform motions, and the other players need to recognize the motion and relate it to their name.

The 15 fun indoor activities for teens mentioned here will add a lot of fun to your teen’s indoor time with friends.

Do let us know in the comments section the indoor activity your teen and his friends enjoyed the most.

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