How to Enhance Your Picnic with Picnic Games

| March 30, 2012

Picnics can be a blast especially when you bring along a few items to play games with. You can plan ahead of time so that you’ll be able to set up elaborate games such as touch football, Capture the Flag, or even a Treasure Hunt. However, by simply bringing along a few things such as a ball, hula hoops, and a rope, you will be able to come up with plenty of games on the spot. The following information offers tips on how to plan picnic games for your outdoor excursion.

1. Age-Appropriate Games or Games for All Ages. It is important to choose games that are appropriate for the general age of the group. If people of all ages will be attending the picnic, choose games that everyone can play. If some of the games involve teams, make sure that you divide the teams evenly so there are equal number of children and adults on each team.

2. Picnic Game Equipment. The equipment you will need will depend on what games you will be playing. However, if you don’t have the time to plan out specific games or would simply like to keep things casual, consider bringing along a few items that make lots of games possible. For instance, a baseball, soccer ball, volleyball, rope for tug of war, or a Frisbee are just a few items that children and adults will have no problem starting spontaneous games with.

3. Traditional Games. There’s nothing wrong with searching for game ideas from the past. What outdoor games do you remember enjoying as a child? Chances are, these games will still be fun today and will provide a great deal of entertainment at your picnic. For example, most of us have participated in a water balloon toss at some point in our lives. Bring along a bucket of water balloons, divide up into partners, and enjoy a water balloon toss which is especially fun on a hot summer day.

4. Use Your Surroundings. If you are holding a picnic in a park with a soccer field, set up a game of soccer. If having a picnic near a lake, set up a game of Monkey in the Middle or water tag. The great outdoors offers endless opportunities for exhilarating games that can be enjoyed by all. No matter what picnic games you play, everyone is sure to have a great time.

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