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...

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...

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...

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 ...