Picnic Recipes and Games

Games For Company Picnic

Most companies, large and small alike, have an annual company picnic. Unfortunately, many employees dread these events because they are frequently boring and uninspired. However, a ho-hum company picnic can be turned into a memorable and fun get-together with a couple of games that will improve morale and encourage teamwork and cooperation.

One game that is not only perfect for a large group but also develops teamwork strategies is Frisbee football. The only equipment needed is a large grassy area, a Frisbee, and some traffic cones or other brightly colored markers that will signify the goal lines. To play, divide the group into two teams. Any number of players is acceptable as long as both teams have an equal number of players. The object of the game is for teammates to throw the Frisbee to each other without dropping it until they are able to cross the opposing team's goal line. If the Frisbee drops, the other team gets possession. The game can be played for any duration of time.

Another great company game that is refreshing on a hot afternoon is a water balloon toss. It's easy to play, and who wouldn't love seeing a water balloon burst in the hands of their boss? To play, have employees team up into pairs. Have the pairs facing each other in two parallel lines. The game begins with employees tossing their balloons to their partners. When the balloon is caught, each partner must take a step backwards and return the throw. The object of the game is to not be the one to drop the balloon. The last team to have the water balloon not burst is the winner of the game.

There are many other wonderful games that can be played at a company picnic. The games that work best are those that are played in teams and are not complicated or have lengthy amount of rules. To promote participation, remember to have a few prizes for the winners and make sure that everyone, including the managers, join in on the fun. Finally, offer plenty of cold drinks and good food for everyone, and leave the issues of the office behind, at least for the picnic.

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