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Duck Racing

Sent in by Lyn Hunt [More an activity than a game, but great fun if it can be organised and included with several other games that can be…

Whiplash

Sent in by Ian Gilmour “The reason it is fun is because with heaps of people the line is really long and the people on the end get…

Take Your Pick

You will need: 2 or 3 lengths of string or rope, 4 or more wet cloths any sort of low (1m?) screen which the leader can duck down…

Sword fighting

Sent in by Jago Burtenshaw ‘Ye old sword fighting with sticks’, simple and very old idea. Each person has a stick and uses it as a pretend sword….

Bat, Moth, Tree

You will need:Blindfold/s This is a more elaborate version of “Bat and Moth” a simple game used to help educate children (and older ones too!) about bats and…

Stalking

Also known as “Grandma’s Footsteps”. If you are a Doctor Who fan you could think of this as similar to the Weeping Angels in the episode “Blink”. Traditional…

It’s only natural…

a post in February 2019 piqued my interest. It was the above image of the microbial handprint of Tasha Sturm’s own 8-year-old child after he had been playing outside… …outdoor and messy play is important not just for children’s development, but health as well.

Night Wide Games

With any wide game always bear in mind rules for keeping safe There’s something about doing games and activities at night in the dark that makes it just…

Search and Rescue (Wide Game)

With any wide game always bear in mind rules for keeping safe Equipment A number of differently coloured straws (one colour for each team) + some ‘bonus’ straws…

Hunt the Leader (Wide Game)

With any wide game always bear in mind rules for keeping safe Use a limited area of fields and/or woodland. Leaders can move freely around if they wish…

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