Do you find that your kids have a lot of extra time during the breaks off from school? Whether it is a holiday break, weekends, or summer holidays, kids are wanting to be entertained and engaged. If you also have spare socks that always seem to be laying around your house, then this is the post for you.
Check out this article about 25 sock games for kids and keep your kids engaged while taking care of your sock problem.
1. Sock Puppets
Designing and sewing sock puppets with colored socks will be a fun activity for your students or children. They can put on plays and write scripts using the sock puppets they create. You could even build a theatre out of cardboard boxes.
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2. Sock Snowmen
Celebrate the Christmas season and get festive with these cute sock snowmen. If you are thinking about how to entertain your children over winter break, this activity is perfect. They will want to make lots of them and make many different sized ones.
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3. Work Out
Utilize balled-up socks as sports balls can create many cute sock games. Incorporating targets or items to act as "baskets" will make this activity even more fun if kids have something to aim for! You can use clean socks or dirty socks.
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4. Sock Ball Soccer
A great idea for using those leftover socks and for those who want to engage in a physical education game at home. You can finally utilize all those lone socks or mismatched socks by folding them into a ball to act as soccer balls.
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5. Sock Ball Basketball
Sock ball basketball is just another fun game with sock balls you can play with your students or children. This is an excellent opportunity to review the rules of basketball while utilizing some socks. This is a game no one will forget any time soon!
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6. Batting With Socks
The battle is on with socks! Using some common household materials you probably already have around, like newspaper or cardboard toilet roll tubes, kids can make a bat and attach a balled-up sock to the end. You can even use fuzzy socks or stretchy socks!
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7. Guess What it is
Prep this game by filling a sock of objects. The participants will reach into the socks, feel one of the objects, and attempt to describe what they are feeling. Their turn ends with them guessing what the object is. This game is harder than it seems!
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8. Lumpy Sock
Similar to the previous game, you can take the Guess What It Is game to another level by having the students feel around for and guess each item that is in their lumpy sock. If they are good at the game, they can do it with a pair of socks!
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9. Sock It To Me
As a variation of sock bowling, you can roll up a few socks and throw them at a stack of empty soda cans that you would stack up like a pyramid. You can try extra cans, fewer balls, or a larger distance if you want to make this game challenging.
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10. Sock Bean Bags
These no-sew sock bean bags are a great idea for your kids to create at a summer camp or at a sleepover party! They look very colorful and creative as well. They can even try to make these with colorful toe socks for an extra special twist.
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11. Sock Graph
This sock graph is an adorable way to utilize those colorful socks you have around your house while introducing your data management unit to your young learners. This activity looks at sorting, graphing, and counting! Follow it up with questions to maximize learning.
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12. Sock Bunny
These adorable sock bunnies are the perfect craft for a rainy day. If bunnies are your child's favorite animal, incorporating this activity into your next family night will definitely promote relaxation. They can also make fun party favors at your child's next birthday party.
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13. Snowball Toss
Have fun on your first snow day of the year by playing this Snowball Toss game. Playing specifically with white socks will create a sense that kids are playing with snowballs. Once you located and roll these white socks up, you can play different games with them.
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14. Sock Fishing
Check out these adorable and colorful fish with this sock fishing game. Creating the hook and fish themselves out of simple materials, your children will be entertained for hours. 1-6 players are ideal for this game. It is also the perfect party game.
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15. Bubble Snakes
If you have access to tons of socks, multiple people can join in on this craft. This craft is a perfect summertime activity for your children to do since it is fairly simple and the results are quite impressive. All you need are a couple of pairs of socks.
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16. No-Sew Sock Dogs
Are dogs your child's favorite animal? This craft is the perfect activity! The best part is that you can customize the dogs to be different sizes and have different fur patterns. They are no-sew as well so they are perfectly safe!
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17. Sock Dragon Tag
Reach into your sock drawer and grab 2 socks for this activity. The students who are participating will form 2 groups and make 2 chains by linking arms or holding each other's waists. The last person in the line will tuck a sock into their waistband as a tail!
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18. Sock Memory Game
Work on your children's short-term memory with these single sock memory cards. They can turn them over, mix them up and then flip them over individually to try to match the sock with its pair. If they get the match correct the first time, they get to keep it.
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19. Sock Dodgeball
This PE game requires stuffing socks prior to the activity. You can play this variation of dodgeball in the gymnasium, in the classroom, in your backyard, or even in your living room! The amount of players you have on a team depends on the number of players.
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20. Sock Ski-ball
This sock ball game is perfect for those rainy summer days or days when it is simply too hot to play outside. Bring the arcade to your house, into your very own hallway. This sock ski-ball game is sure to create some competitiveness among the players!
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21. Silly Sock Puppet Choir
This activity has 2 awesome parts to it. Not only do kids get to create their own sock puppets, but they will also gather around in a circle to have a sock puppet choir. Having a sock model and picking a song everyone knows the words are also helpful.
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22. Sock Bowling
Sock bowling is the perfect way to bring the bowling alley into your house if you don't want to leave. No bowling shoes are required. All you need are some empty soda cans or plastic cups to act as pins and some balled-up socks. Arrange the pins into a triangle.
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23. Same or Different
Allowing your toddler to help with folding the laundry can become an educational experience. They can match the correct pairs together by deciding which ones are the same and which ones are different. You can lay out the socks in a grid format as well if that helps.
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24. Socks Around the Circle
This activity requires filling up as many socks as you have participants. You will show them which item will go in which sock. As you pass out the socks to the players, they will tell you which item is in the sock they took.
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25. The Sock Game
If you are looking for something similar to a board game for your friends or family to play, look no further than The Sock Game. Bring this out at your next family game night or children's birthday party and the players will be sure to have a blast!
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