8 fun pencil and paper games for kids (+ printables!)

Fun, simple pencil and paper games will keep kids occupied at the restaurant, doctor’s office, in the car, on rainy days and more.


Originally published in January 2003.

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6 comments on “8 fun pencil and paper games for kids (+ printables!)

  1. Heading on a train trip with my 7 and 9 year olds. These will be invaluable! Thank you.


    • These paper games are so much fun to play in times for waiting or in free time. Thank you for showing me free time games.


  2. Good tips for those who want children to be engaged and enjoy their free time.


  3. Will use these wonderful ideas on old fashioned games, pencil and paper games, etc. at a family fun day for Kids First and Parent Mentoring families. The templates will be extremely valuable.


  4. Can you write how to play plz


  5. it said games but there is no games just pictures


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