Picnic Games for Adults

| April 6, 2012

Most of us live busy lifestyles that don’t leave much time for leisure activities. Planning a picnic is a great way to get together with a group of friends to unwind, enjoy fresh air and sunshine, and participate in fun activities that will bring back childhood enthusiasm. The following ideas should spark your imagination so that you can create a relaxing, yet exciting picnic event.


The great thing about this game is that the only equipment it requires is a pen or pencil and paper. Begin by dividing into two teams. Next, choose a theme for the game. You might choose categories such as historical figures, movies, animals, or names of bands. Each team will come up with a set number of ideas (person, place, or thing) related to the theme. Be sure to write these ideas on pieces of paper, and then place these pieces of paper in a bowl, hat, or other container. The container will be passed to the other team and the opposing team will do the same by offering their own container of theme ideas. Members of each team will take turns pulling a piece of paper out of the container and will then do their best to convey what the person, place, or thing is to their own team. Whichever team is the most successful in figuring out what their teammates are pantomiming wins the game.

Frisbee Golf

You will need Frisbees and brightly colored objects (hats, towels, etc.) to use as targets. You will also need plenty of room for this game so make sure that your picnic is occurring in a place that has a large outdoor area and that isn’t too crowded. As the name suggests, this game is similar to traditional golf. The brightly colored objects will serve as the golf “holes.” It is important to place the holes far apart to increase the difficulty. Each player will take turns teeing off at a predetermined place that is a good distance away from the first object. The number of throws it takes for that person to reach the target will be their score for the first “hole.” At the end of the game, the winner is the one with the lowest number on their score chart.

Coming Up with You Own Ideas

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the possible picnic games. Other ideas include a limbo contest, 3-legged races, touch football, Capture the Flag, horseshoe toss, water balloon toss, and more. The goal is to have fun, which any of these games is sure to provide.

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