Picnic Recipes and Games

Children's Picnic Game Ideas

A List Of Kids Picnic Game Ideas

There are a whole lot of picnic game ideas for children but the child's age is a big consideration. Please remember that safety is always a big concern and that all the picnic game ideas listed here require adult supervision.

Here are a few children's picnic game ideas for kids between the ages of 3 to 6. If you have a several kids around then a sack race is a good picnic game idea for children. It's an easy concept for them to master and kids that age tend love activities where they can be very active. Teddy bear picnics are another great picnic game idea for small children although some older kids may enjoy them a great deal as well. Face painting is also a good picnic game idea for small kids. If you really want to spent some time preparing, a pinata is a fun picnic game idea for small kids.

Kids from the age of 6 to about 12 tend to want to play more complicated picnic games. Games like water balloon tosses and spoon/egg races are great are great picnic game ideas for kids in this age group. Even something as simple as a frisbee can be a great picnic game idea.

An unusual but fun picnic game idea is bat-run. All you need is a baseball bat or a long stick and an open area to play. Take the bat into an open area and made a goal about 30 ft away. Place one end on the bat on the ground, bend forward and place the other end to your forehead. Then spin around the bat 10 times. The object then is to find your way to a goal but it very difficult to do because you will be quite dizzy. The fastest time wins. This is a great picnic game idea for all ages and can be loads of fun as a company picnic idea.

There are also quite a few great picnic game ideas for teenagers as well. Badminton, volleyball and even just a simple game of catch are some good time-tested picnic game ideas. Baseball and softball are also good picnic game ideas but tend to fit in more at barbecues (BBQ). Perhaps the best children's picnic game idea is to simply have your picnic near water. Kids of all ages love to swim and play in the water.

Children's Picnic Game Ideas Submitted by Users

Julie Brown writes, "One great children's picnic game idea (for those under 10) is to let them catch butterflies. We just bring along a few nets when we take our kids out on a summer picnic. Our daughters just love it! My son usually catches bugs instead of butterfiles but he enjoys it too. It might not technically be a children's picnic game idea but it's certainly something fun for kids to do on a summer picnic."

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