When summer holidays come, there is no excuse not to go out and enjoy playing games with the entire. Playing games is one of the excellent ways to bring the family together and summertime is the perfect time to go out into the garden or go straight to the park and have some fun.
However, before going out for the family fun day, it is essential that you scheduled a time that each and every family member will be available.
Identify and set up an area where all the family members can gather and enjoy the games and activities as well as meals.
Once you have put all the arrangements in place, you may now call upon all the members of your family to come and have fun while playing games and lots of other activities.
These games are not only fun for your family, but also a great way to bring lots of laughter and create memories that will forever last in their minds. If you are looking at enjoying games and other fun activities this summer, here is a list of games and activities that will make your day memorable.
Set up a treasure hunt in your backyard garden or even indoors if you have enough space. You will need to write some clues that work backward from the point where you have to hide the treasure so that it makes much sense.
Make each clue in such a way that each clue leads to the next and adapt the challenge to the ages of the kids taking part. You can also leave a small present such as biscuits or chocolates to whoever finds the treasure.
This is also one of the greatest activity to do when having a family gathering. Ask everyone to prepare an interesting story they know and plan to tell it to everyone at night.
You can set up a campfire at night to make the event more interesting. If you have a large family, choose one person from each of the extended family to tell a story about what they know.
Family talent show.
This is a great opportunity for family members to showcase their talent in front of the whole family. Even those family members who think they don’t have talent should stand out to showcase whatever little they have.
In show casing their talents, members of the family can sing, perform comedy, play an instrument, dance to songs, recite poems, and perform skits with other family members. This is a perfect opportunity to record all the events on camera and use these clips for future family gatherings.
This is another interesting get-together event that can make the whole day seem interesting because they allow everyone to play together whether they understand the game or not.
In fact, it is even more interesting to find out that some of the family members cannot even lift their legs to kick a ball or just even run.
Some of the easiest game you can plan and play as a family include soccer, volleyball, handball, netball, and basketball.
You can organize yourselves into groups depending on age or even mix the different age groups and form teams that you will then play against. Organize for a small token for the winning team and appreciate everyone who participated in any game.
Egg race is another great game for a big group. Have each member of the family choose a partner, face one another and the stand about 30 feet apart. Let all the participants put spoons in their mouths.
Let the first players place an egg on their spoon and run as fast as they can to the other teammate across the other side. They must then transfer the egg to the other teammate without letting it fall. The teammate then has to run back to the other side to win. Every team is racing against each other and if you drop the egg, your team is out.
This is also an interesting activity that will make your family gathering memorable. Organize for bicycles or if you don’t have some you can hire a few for the family. Organize for short races and find out who is best at riding.
Other activities that can make your family gathering interesting include swimming, playing hide and seek, playing cards, sack races among other games.
Next time you think of organizing a family event, consider the above games as the most interesting that will make the event memorable.