Whenever you go on camping holidays, it’s great to be able to get away from the electronic gadgets our lives seemed to be filled with today. Every summer we rent one of those holiday lodges in Scotland, and although there are days are filled with lots of activities like swimming, hiking, walking and sightseeing, in the evenings we get together after dinner to play different games that don’t require any sockets and wires, or any other equipment apart from our voices and our brains.
It’s always a good idea to have a list of games for kids camping outdoors and if you’re camping in the old-fashioned style, these games are great as you can play them around a camp fire too.
Here are three to try:
Who am I?
This is a really easy game that a group of people of different ages can play together. One person thinks of a person, living or dead, famous or family, real or pretend (movie character, cartoon character, even a cuddly toy that one of the kids owns) and the others take turns to ask a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question to identify the person. Each questioner can continue asking a question until they get a ‘no’ – then questions move to the next person. The winning guesser is the next person to choose a person for the others to guess.
Guess the animal
This is a good one for younger kids. One person thinks of an animal and provides three clues so that the others can guess what it is. Make sure the kids don’t jump in too early with guesses – allow the three clues to be said first. The person who guesses correctly then takes a turn to think of an animal.
One person thinks of an object and the others take turns to ask questions about the object which can only be answered with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The guessers must name the object before or by the twentieth question and whoever guesses correctly starts a new round. If no-one guesses correctly, the same person reveals the answer and thinks of another object.
Of course, these games work just as well in the car as when you’re on a campsite, so they’re great for the journey to your camping destination and back too! I’ve even used them a few times for kids parties and they’ve worked just as brilliantly.
Guest Post By Emma Carey