My son just finished wrestling season. Since it’s his senior year and he was the captain of the team, he wanted to throw an end-of-season party to celebrate. I was all for it but was a little nervous about how I was going to keep over a dozen high school boys occupied so they wouldn’t get bored and turn my house into a giant wrestling mat. Did I forget to mention that wrestling season ends in February when there was 6 inches of snow coating our yard?
Thankfully, with the power of the internet, I found a lot of great ideas. I’m going to save you the trouble of searching through dozens of websites and list the best ones right here.
If you have a large, open space in your home you can help the teens expend some energy with these totally indoor-safe games. Even better, all of these games are played with items you already have on hand!
Clear a large space in the center of a carpeted room. Two players face off wearing socks but no shoes. The first person to remove both of his opponent’s socks wins. Since we had a bunch of wrestlers, we used wrestling rules to determine legal moves. For the most part, you’ll want to establish rules that prevent serious injury or property damage.
Blindfold Obstacle Course
Have everyone pair off. Each team has one person wear a blindfold while the other person navigates him or her across a room filled with obstacles (a coffee table, chairs, a vacuum cleaner). The team that accomplishes the task the fastest, wins. When played indoors, you want to have one team go at a time and use a timer to track how long it takes each team.
Paper Bag Relocation
Get 5 paper grocery bags and cut each one to a different height. Line up the bags on one end of a room or hallway. Each player must move all 5 bags from one end of the room or hallway to the opposite end. The trick is they can only use their mouths to pick up the bags and their hands cannot touch the ground to help them maintain balance when the bend over to retrieve the bags. The player that accomplishes the task the fastest, wins.
The best thing about candy games is that the supplies you purchase for the games double as snack food when the games are over!
Taste the Rainbow
Players race to pick up as many Skittles as they can using only a straw. If you prefer, you can use M&M’s instead of Skittles.
Gummy Bear Contest
Fill a plate with whipped cream and hide a bunch of gummy bears in them. Players have to hold their hands behind their back and retrieve all of the gummy bears by using just their mouths.
More Indoor Teen Party Games
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