All parents just want the best for their children. When they are threatened by an illness or injury that requires surgery, Alaska Pediatric Surgery in Anchorage is here to help. But lets not dwell on those possibilities! Childhood is a time for enjoyment, for both children and parents! It is important to spend time with your kids to build and cement the parental bond. Here, we have listed some fun indoor games for you and your children to enjoy together!

Duck, Duck, Goose

A classic, Duck, Duck, Goose is a great game for rowdy children who need to expend some energy (ideally, without breaking any furniture). It’s simple, everyone (the ducks) sits around in a circle except for one person (the goose). That person then walks around the circle, tapping each person’s head saying “Duck, duck, duck, duck…” When they tap and say “GOOSE!”, they must run around the circle of people back to the same position and sit down before they are tagged (by the duck who got “GOOSEd!” If they make it before getting tagged, the person chasing becomes the new Goose. If they do get tagged, then they start over.

Animal Charades

Charades with a fun twist (for kids who aren’t learned in trivia yet)! Before starting, either print out some animal pictures or write down animals that everyone knows on pieces of paper, and put them into a hat. Have everybody pick their animal. Every person takes a turn acting out their animal, but can’t communicate with any sounds. The rest of the group tries to guess, either until they get it or time runs out, and then the next person acts out their animal. It’s a goofy good time for the whole family!


This is a great game for large groups of kids, and is liable to teach them a valuable life lesson as well (never trust a rumor!). It’s extremely easy to play, just line up all the kids that want to play, think of some fun or funny thing to say, write it down secretly, then whisper it into the first kid’s ear. They will do the same all the way down the line, with hilarious results. Try this game for yourself!

20 Questions

The perfect game for rainy days or long car rides, this game can be played with two or more people. One person thinks of an object, and the rest of the group has 20 questions to guess what it is. Sounds simple, right? Not in practice, although some people are scary good at this game.


We hope you enjoy playing these fun activities with your children. If your child is ever in need of pediatric surgery in Anchorage, Alaska Pediatric Surgery is here to help. We are proud to serve the city of Anchorage, as well of our mission to preserve children’s health. If you have any questions about our practice, please do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our knowledgeable and friendly representatives will be happy to provide you with any answers you may need.