Outdoor Activities for Children

OUT DOOR GAMES –      PAGE 3  

HUMAN CHAIN

Two people start the game. They hold hands and chase people, the person they catch

joins the chain by linking hands. When another person is caught they can

stay together or spilt 2 and 2 they must split in even numbers and can link

together at will. This game is played till all are caught.

Camping Trip

This game is really fun to play ..

You need atleast 2 people who already understand the game.
Play begins by one person saying “I’M GOING ON A CAMPING TRIP AND I’M GOING
TO BRING…(at this point the person talking picks anything she/he would like
to bring on the trip.  Let’s use a sleeping bag as an example) A SLEEPING
BAG”.  The next person says “I’M GOING ON A CAMPING TRIP AND I’M GOING TO
BRING…at this point the person talking picks anything she/he would like to
bring on the trip, but it must begin with the letter “G”, since the last
letter of the first person ‘camping accessory’ was a “G”.  For example let’s
say the second person wanted to bring a “GUARDIAN”  they can bring that so
everyone says “OKAY YOU CAN BRING THAT ON OUR CAMPING TRIP”.   Say the third person hasn’t caught on to the game yet and says, “I’M GOING ON A CAMPING
TRIP AND I’M GOING TO BRING WAFERS”.  Everyone should say, “NO, YOU CAN’T
BRING WAFERS”  ( cause the word should have begun with N this time ) and play continues to the next player until everyone has
caught onto the game.

Guess what I am

One person states they are either a person, place or thing and the others then ask questions (are you blue, can you speak, do you bark, can you be eaten, etc) until they guess what the person is, then they are next

DUCK DUCK GREY DUCK

In this game, kids sit down in a round circle facing each other. One person is “it” and walks around the circle. As they walk around, they tap people’s heads and say whether they are a “duck” or a “goose”. Once someone is the “goose” they get up and try to chase “it” around the circle. The goal is to tap that person before they are able sit down in the “goose’s” spot. If the goose is not able to do this, they become “it” for the next round and play continues. If they do tap the “it” person, the person tagged has to sit in the center of the circle. Then the goose become it for the next round. The person in the middle can’t leave until another person is tagged and they are replaced

4 Corners

One person is “it” and closes his/her eyes. The rest of the class goes to one of the 4 corners (or 4 designated spots) of the room. “It” calls a number and children in that corner sit down. If they don’t sit down, they are ‘out’. Continue until there are 6 or 8 left, then you tell them there must be only 2 in each corner or when 4 left – one in each corner. The last person left – gets to be “it”.

Freeze !

In this version of Tag, one person is still “it”, but when they touch someone, that person is “frozen” in place. They cannot move and must stand with their feet apart. The only way they can become unfrozen is if a person crawls under their legs. Game continues until all the players are frozen. Then the last person to be frozen is “it” for the next game and the game continues….

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