5 Great Ways to Goof Off with Your Kids
(Last Updated On: March 14, 2022)


Kids and fun go hand in hand. The adults in a child’s life fuel their creativity and imagination. Sometimes, though, it can be challenging to come up with fun ideas. Goofing off is just one way to break up the monotony of a day or add some interest to the weekend. Check out these 5 Great Ways to Goof Off with Your Kids.

Sock Races

When things have gotten mind-numbingly boring, this goofy game will bring about some giggles and definitely burn off some boredom. Empty out the sock drawers. Preferably mom’s and dad’s because the bigger the better. Make a pile on the floor. Each child starts with bare feet and the goal is to put as many socks on their feet before the sock pile is gone. They’ll look goofy doing it and goofy when they’re done, too. And, all the while they were playing, they were goofing off.

Play Dress-Up

It doesn’t matter what age our kids are, playing dress-up allows them to act out. Bring out some old makeup, old clothes and use a hairbrush as a microphone. Crank up the music and let the lipsyncing begin. Share a few videos, laugh, and make some memories, too. 


Play an old-fashioned game of charades. Set a few parameters by selecting a set topic that will keep your children on course. For example, you may want to only act out one of these topics: Disney movies, international travel, or national days.

Blanket Fort

This classic way to goof off can lead to naps, reading books or playing with other toys. But it’s also a surefire memory maker, too. All you need are a few blankets, furniture to drape them over, and some pillows. Fortify your blanket fort with snacks, games, and books. Oh, and don’t forget the secret password. 

Write a Song

Take a song the whole family likes and write a new verse to it. Bring out the kazoo, chopstick drumsticks, and the shoebox guitar and play it like it was meant to be played. 

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