5 Fun Outdoor Picnic Games to Play

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Summertime means outdoor time. There is nothing as easy and fun as a picnic. While kids seem to be able to find ways to entertain themselves, what about the adults?

There are a lot of ways to stay engaged and entertained, and it doesn't have to be too strenuous. Here are a few ideas for great picnic games you all can enjoy.

Great Picnic Games

Whether it's for a small family gathering or a large group affair, having a few games ready to go keep people active and having fun.

1. Scavenger Hunt

These are great picnic games, as you don't need to much prep work. Make a list of items you know will be in the area. Pinecones, certain types of leaves, and 'return with ten pieces of garbage' keeps people engaged and the park will thank you.

Scavenger hunts are great icebreakers for people to work together if it's a situation where not everyone knows each other. You can get very imaginative with your lists for some interesting finds.

2. Lawn Twister

Make up your own cards, use spray paint or colored markers for the dots and let the fun begin. No worries about knocking over the lamps in the park. You have plenty of room and it's fun for the whole family.

You can also make oversized letters for lawn scrabble or discs for lawn checkers. If you have a lot of space, use it.


3. Water Fight

Plenty of space, hot sun plus powerful water guns equals loads of fun. You can cool down, heat up and blast someone in the face without hurting them. Large pump-action water guns are fun and harmless, and it's like running through the sprinkler.

The best part is, you can lie down in the grass or on your beach towel to dry off under the sun. Great fun, and it's rather refreshing on a hot day.

4. Obstacle Course

It doesn't take much to make an obstacle course. It provides exercise and a bit of a challenge. You can easily set up a course with items available at home or in the park.

If you are having your picnic in a public area, try making an over-sized hopscotch instead. You can use rope or sidewalk chalk and change the lines to make it more challenging.

5. The Standards

Lawn darts, ring toss, maybe some lawn bowling with your bottles. Put together a small team for baseball, volleyball or even a tug-of-war. You don't need to have all the equipment, in fact, part of the fun is making it up as you go along.

If there is a game your family enjoys, bring that out to the yard and enjoy it in the great outdoors.

Picnic Fun

Even a simple picnic in the backyard is nice on a hot summer day. Throw in some picnic games, and it's the complete package. You don't need a lot of money to come up with some great games, just your imagination.

Here are some great picnic baskets and accessories to make sure everything stays hot and cold. From baskets to BBQs, we keep you in picnic fun.