Games are fun, especially backyard games. And they provide healthy activity so important for both children and adults. Each of our chosen activities is easy to play and will provide hours of fun during warm summer days. Even in winter, many places have a stretch of warm days when kids can get outside and play. This article provides some easy, do-it-yourself game suggestions, and some that require some equipment and preparation. Whichever game or activity you choose, we guarantee you will have more fun in your backyard than ever before!
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Spending family time together creates important bonds and memories, which is why experts recommend scheduling family time at least once per week. When children are young, family time can create feelings of love and security. Our list of family game night ideas will provide everything you need to have fun, whatever the age composition of your children. Mix fun and creativity into your family time with the following ideas.
The Human Knot game is a get-to-know-you icebreaker involving physical closeness.
No equipment is needed for this game. The approximate playing time is 15 to 20 minutes. However, the length is somewhat dependent upon the number of players. Players stand in a circle and reach out to shake hands with other players, with each hand connecting to a different person, creating a “human knot.” Then the players attempt to unthread their bodies without letting go of each other’s hands.
Some benefits of playing Human Knot game are:
- Builds teamwork by helping a group learn how to work together
- Focuses communication skills
- Develops leaders
- Teaches problem solving
- Builds trust
- Encourages persistence
Many people only use dice when playing packaged board games. However, there are some excellent dice games for kids that use only a pair of dice and a piece of paper for score keeping.
A fun-filled and worthwhile activity for both adults and children is playing memory games. Not only do these games sharpen the memory, but they also allow us to socialize and have fun time, which enhances our overall well-being.
A fun tag game played by children for years, Steal the Bacon continues to be a playground favorite. A number of variations make the game suitable for every age and in many different environments. The object of the game is to steal the “bacon” and take it back to your side of the playing area without being tagged.
Our selection of Sunday school games for kids, tweens, and teens provide fun with Bible learning. Children look forward to game time in Sunday school whether the games are short and simple, or more complicated. A good Bible game reinforces learning and makes a lesson memorable. The Sunday school lessons we have chosen work great in children’s church or any other children’s ministry setting.
Red Light, Green Light can be played by children of all ages. A simple game that children love to play, Red Light, Green Light can be played by any number of players either inside or outside. If there are too many players to play safely in the space provided, divide into groups and play multiple rounds. The first person to finish round one can be the leader for round two.
You’ve just received a note from your child’s teacher saying that your little one isn’t doing so well in school, particularly in the reading department. They are not showing interest in learning, unwilling to try new words, or are trying but getting easily frustrated or confused by the exercises. The bottom line is that they are falling behind in class, and their teacher recommends that your child take special extra-curricular reading classes after school or possibly get a private tutor.
Truth or Dare is a great way to break the ice with someone new! This game is also great for a nice party with both new and old friends. There are many versions of this game that range from a children’s version all the way up to an adult’s version. Everyone can enjoy the wonderful game of Truth or Dare 🙂