1. Catch the Bird
Debatably the most “classic” game to play with your cat is making him chase a “bird” attached by a string to a pole. Though it may not look like a bird to you, that thing’s as real to your cat as the seagull that stole a fry from you that one time. Except it’s much less violent.
3. Hide and Seek
The only thing that loves hide and seek more than kids is cats. And the fact of the matter is, they’re better at it. Hide behind anything—couch, bed, doors—and chances are, they’ll find you. They always find you.
4. Cat Fishing
Yet another way for your cat to enjoy your tablet as much as you do, in this game your cat has to catch as many fish as possible before the timer runs out. And if you really want to do it right, bring your cat with you next time you go fishing. Fur real.
7. The Hand Trick
Basically the only time you can get your cat to not fall asleep on your bed is to hide your hand under the covers and wiggle your fingers around so the blanket moves. Your cat will think he’s being approached by an unknown enemy and will pounce on it as though it’s his prey.
If you’re both feeling like having a lazy day, then why not spend some quality (screen) time together? Fire up the computer and sit your cat on your lap. Chances are, if you put on an interesting enough video for ‘em (like Mr. Bean, obviously), they’ll pay just as much attention as you.
9. Ping Pong
Okay, okay… it might not look exactly like this, but it’ll be just as fun and even easier. All you need is a cat and a ping pong ball (or two, most likely). Then, get this: throw it at the wall and watch your cat go bonkers trying to catch it—or at least bounce along with it.