With over five years in childcare experience, I’ve learned a thing or two about what babysitting games kids love. You might consider adding these games whether this is your first time babysitting or you’re a seasoned pro. The key to working with children of any age is to invest yourself fully into the moment. Kids can tell when you’re only half-heartedly playing so become engaged while you play these go-to babysitting games.
If the kids have dress-up clothes, then it’s time to get them out for this babysitting game. The younger the child is, the more likely they want to play princesses or superheroes. Make sure to sport some kind of outfit yourself, such as a wrapped up blanket or a sarong as a make-shift dress. Once you’re all dressed up and ready to go, let your imagination take you on an adventure. The three- and two-year olds I watch both love reenacting “Frozen” scene by scene, but be inventive with a magical land once in a while.