How To Play Games At A Picnic
Learning how to play games at a picnic is important. Children aren't going to want to sit around and watch the adults talk and eat. Many adults themselves will also be interested in playing a few games.
You will need the following items to play games at a picnic:
- Water balloons
- Long rope
- Set of horseshoes
- Two potato sacks
Follow these steps to play games at a picnic:
- Fill at least five water balloons for each child who is attending the picnic. Place them in buckets so you can transport them to the picnic area without leaking all over your car. Pair up the children and have them stand three feet apart so that they are facing each other. Give each group of children one water balloon. Have them toss the balloon back and forth, taking a step backward each time they catch the ball. The two children who are the farthest apart without breaking the balloon, win. Repeat a few times, and let the children play with the extra balloons.
- Organize adults and children into two teams. Make sure the teams are even. Give each team one side of a long rope. Place a marker on the ground in the middle of the two teams. Each team must pull until one team goes over the marker. The team that pulls the other team over the marker first, wins.
- Set up some horseshoes. You can place the poles closer together for children, and farther apart for adults. Before each match, decide how many points must be reached in order to declare a winner.
- Divide the children up into two teams. Choose a tree that the children must hop to, around, and then back to their teammates. The children will be doing this in a potato sack. Once the child gets back to his team, he takes the sack off and hands it to his teammate. Once all of the teammates have gone out to the tree and back, they are done. The first team to complete this task is the winner.
- You can always bring a few balls for children to play with at the picnic. They can play soccer, baseball, or make up their own game with a bouncy ball.
- Bring a few sets of cards which can be played at picnic tables by adults and children.