Indoor Games for Kids

Interpreting Phrases

Decorate boxes with different phrases.
Decorate boxes with different phrases.
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Interpreting phrases offers kids a chance to see how differently their friends understand the same phrase. This indoor game lets kids glimpse into the variety of ways there are to see the same things.

What You'll Need:

  • Large cardboard boxes
  • Timer
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Scraps of paper, fabric, etc.

Playing with enormous boxes is always fun. So this activity is sure to be a knockout.

Step 1: Two teams each get a slip of paper with the same phrase written on it. The phrases will be instructions such as "Make your box a watery wonder," or "Make your box really fly."

Step 2: Without looking at the other team, you and your creative friends have exactly 15 minutes to decorate half the box to reflect that phrase. Do the decorations match? How did you interpret the phrase differently? Try another phrase on the other side of the box.

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