Musical chairs

Form a circle with enough chairs for all but one of your players. Play a song while the kids walk around the chairs slowly. When the music randomly stops, each child should quickly sit in a chair – whoever is l...

Tug of war

Mark a rope at its halfway point with a handkerchief, and divide the children into two equal groups. Two lines should be marked on the ground with the handkerchief starting in the middle of that marked area. Ea...

Rock, paper, scissors

Two players should stand facing each other and, after counting “1, 2, 3, shoot!” at the same time show one hand forming a stone (closed hand), paper (open hand) or scissors (index and middle finger). The rule i...

Obstacle course

This is a great outdoor activity where you can use any items from your house as obstacles, including balls, ropes, hula hoops, books, boxes or anything handy. Set up a fun obstacle course using a bit of creativ...

Hot or Cold

Hide an object and ask the children to look for it. When they are near, you tell them if they are hot, and asa they walk away from the object, tell them they are getting colder. The first to find the hidden obj...

Crazy Picture

Give one sheet of paper and a pencil or crayon to each participant. When you say “go”, each child starts a drawing but only for a short time - when you say “stop”, they must stop drawing and pass their sheet to...

Hot Potato

Form a circle with the children and give them a ball that is passed from one to the other, in any order around the circle. Meanwhile one of the children closes her eyes and at any moment yells out the word “Hot...

Hopscotch

You will need a piece of chalk or masking tape, and a section of floor where you can draw the game area. Draw a hopscotch pattern on the ground, and number each square from 1 to 9.  The first player tosses a pe...

Tag

A classic children’s game! First choose who will be "it." The other children run and avoid the “it” person while he tries to tag them. Whoever gets caught is now “it.” Sometimes a ‘safe zone’ is set up to give ...

Learning how to do recycle toys

It is in childhood that we learn much of the concepts needed for the rest of our lives. All this starts in the most fun way: playing! Anything turns into fun in the hands of our children. How many times you hav...