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The best group games for children: Our selection of kindergarten games

Again and again, in addition to educators, parents also find themselves embarrassed to keep larger or smaller groups of children busy with simple means. Be itin daycare, at the Children's birthday, in thevacation, because of a Overnight visit or at one Afternoon with friends. Usually children don't need that much stimulation and are happy as long as they can play with others. But sometimes it is good when adults have ideas about what to do with their free time. That is why we have put together a large selection of games for kindergarten children below. Most of the group games in our posts are suitable even for children in elementary school.

There are many Children's gamesthat can be played in small groups without much preparation. These include, for example, games in a circle or circle games or carnival games, which are often played in kindergarten or indoors in the apartment. Singing together or various hands-on games are just a few of the game options. Most of the time, children can also get creative themselves and think about alternative games on their own. With our fun games, the next children's birthday is sure to be a hit.

With us you will find the best group games for children.

On these pages you will find Group games for indoors and outdoors. Group games for outside are unfortunately often neglected. Games for outside are mostly movement games, which in turn contribute to the physical development of your child. Game ideas for smaller children as well as for children from 6 or for preschool children in kindergarten are explained here. As an educator, you are happy to find inspiration for your kindergarten games. In our guide you will not only find suitable games for groups, but also Learning and thinking games, as well as tips for using digital games and the computer. You can also find out what you should consider when it comes to children's toys. We have therefore put together games for children according to various criteria, such as age or season. Regardless of which category the games are in, all group games with children support teamwork enormously.

Here you will quickly find popular games and our guides: The following short table separates children's games for outdoors and indoors. Clicking on a sub-item takes you to the article in the respective category.


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Educational games: game ideas for daycare and elementary school

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Balloon Games: Great ideas for kids games with balloons

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Detective games for children: ideas for fun puzzles with or without a magnifying glass

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Pirate games for children: Lots of great game ideas with instructions

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Marble games: creative game ideas for children

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Swing cloth games: Great games for daycare and elementary school

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Trust games for children: exercises for team building in daycare and school

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Witch games: game ideas for little magicians

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Games for toddlers: Suitable games for all ages

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Catch games: ideas for groups of children in kindergarten and physical education

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Halloween games: ideas for party games at the children's Halloween party

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Sports Games in Elementary School: Ideas for Exercise Games in Physical Education

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Carnival games: Funny game ideas for children's carnivals

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Kim Games: Training for Sensory Perception

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Warm-up games for children: tips and tricks for a successful warm-up

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Terrain games: tips, tricks and hints for playing outdoors

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Keeping children busy: game ideas for indoors and outdoors

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Role play games for kids: how to train your child's imagination

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Communication games: cooperation games that promote team spirit

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Indoor Games: These are the games you should know about

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Games for outside: the right children's games for the summer

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