Looking for some fun activities to enjoy during your summer excursions outdoors? Here are 5 fun activities the entire family can enjoy this summer.
1. Giant Jenga
Giant jenga is jenga on an entirely different level, literally.
- Players take turns removing one block at a time from a total of 54 pieces.
- When a block is removed, a player must balance it on top of the tower, creating a progressively taller, yet unstable, structure.
- The moment the whole thing comes tumbling down, the last person to pick out a block loses.
2. Glow In The Dark Bocce Ball
Similar to lawn bowling, this form of bocce ball can be played 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In this version of bocce, there are 2 balls per team made of a different color to distinguish the balls.
Bocce is played with eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called a pallina.
Each team takes a turn. One point is given for each bocce ball that is closer to the pallino than the opposing team's bocce balls.
- The pallino distance marker can be used to determine which balls are closer.
The game continues until 12 points have been scored or to pre-determined points set by the players before the game starts.
3. Water Balloon Dodge Ball
Think dodgeball without as much pain but still as much glory! You know the rules -
- All youth should stand at one end of the playing area behind some cones or other items dictating boundaries.
- When you say go, they have to run to the other end while you throw water balloons at them.
- If they get hit by a balloon before reaching the other end, they’re out.
- Once all remaining players are lined up the other side, say go and have them run back while you continue throwing water balloons at them.
4. Nature Tic-Tac-Toe
Want to play a special game of tic-tac-toe meant for the outdoors? Here's what to do -
- Collect twigs, sticks, driftwood and small round pebbles or stones. You will need at least four sticks of around the same length, several smaller sticks (around ten smaller sticks, each about three inches in length), and around ten pebbles or stones.
- Arrange the four long sticks in a tic-tac-toe grid pattern.
- Use twist ties to attach the sticks together at the four places where they intersect in the grid. Wrap one twist tie around each intersection point.
- For the tic-tac-toe Xs, cross two smaller same-size sticks in an ‘X’ pattern and attach them together with a twist tie, repeating to create several more Xs.
- If you use sticks for Xs, try using plain pebbles as Os. Now you're ready to play tic-tac-toe.
5. Gold Panning
Gold panning isn't as difficult as it looks. With a Gold Rush Nugget Bucket, it only requires a few simple steps -
- Scoop in dirt
- Pour in water
- Let material concentrate in your plastic concentration bowl
- Dump the material in your gold pan and start panning for gold!
We hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy at least one of these enjoyable activities this summer. Get out there and enjoy yourself!