Equipment: 2 objects The leader of the game starts by passing the first object to the person on their right (Person A)and saying, “This is a whit.” Person A replies, “A What?” The leader would then clarify, “A whit.” Person A then turns to the person on their right (Person B) and says, “This is a whit.” Person B, “A …Read More
Rainy Day or Indoor Games
There's no rain at camp, only heavy dew! In the event you do have come indoors or under shelter, here are some rainy day games or indoor games that will keep your campers engaged. Before you read the activities, we have a few tips:
-Save some activities ONLY for rainy days or indoor time. For example, we save FFEACH (one of our favorites) for rainy days so the campers look forward to a bit of rain.
-Make yourself a rainy day kit that you only use on rainy days. Special card decks, balloons, string for bracelets, etc. Prepare it in the summer and you will thank yourself later!
-Get appropriate rain gear. While a garbage bag raincoat will do for a while, nothing is worse than being cold and damp all day, no matter how you fake it.
Now, onto the rainy day or indoor camp activities!
Divide players into groups of three or four. The leader then calls out a letter, and the groups must then form that letter using their bodies. The groups can decide if they want to build the letters standing or laying on the group. You can have the different groups spell out words as well.Read More
Get six volunteers (works better if you don’t tell them what they are in for). Have the jars of baby food in a sack or box so the players can’t see them. Have them stand in a circle and pass a spoon while music plays (like hot potato). When the music stops, have the loser blindly pick out a jar …Read More
Divide the group into teams of 5 people each with pencil and paper. Call out a word which has four or more letters. Each team writes the word vertically down the left side of the paper, and on the right side write the word vertically backwards. Then they have to fill in between the letters to form new words.Read More
This is a rainy day or all camp activity. Divide the whole camp into groups of 8 or 10 campers (each with a counselor or two to supervise). Have the campers or leaders go all over camp collecting items in a bag… from their tents, the arts and crafts area, the camp kitchen, just random stuff… Give each group their …Read More
Balloon, Base markers Players are divided into two teams. Each team designates a pitcher who pitches to his own team. Each batter gets two pitches to hit a balloon with his fist. If the ball is hit, the fielding team tries to blow the balloon to the ground before the batter runs around the bases. If they do not, a …Read More
PASS THE PARCEL What you need: åá One package of presents per group. åá One CD player with CD. åá A black bag to collect all the paper. Have each group sit in a circle. When the music starts the package passes from one person to another until the music stops. When the music stops the person who is holding …Read More
Breaking Up High School or Jr. High Supplies: – Folding Chairs (enough for all but 2 of the campers) Description: Each girl is paired with a guy on her team and they link arms. Chairs are set up around the room in pairs to serve as ÛÏcarsÛ with enough ÛÏcarsÛ for everyone but one pair. Music plays and the couples …Read More
*Three(3) Blanckets *A Indoor Place to Play in *Players To try not to get tagged by the “Pickle” You Cover someone with 3 blankets then you have the “Pickle” count to ten(the “pickle” is the person with the blankets on them) then the rest of the players run around trying not to get tagged by the “Pickle” And if you …Read More
Sit cross legged, the song starts out with fast clapping on the knees. OOOOONNNNNNN MYYYYYYY [clapping lots on both knees] Castle [two pats on knees] on [clap, clap] the River Nile [fist thump on other fist, twice with each one on top] i’m gonna live [hands side to side over one another twice each way] in elegant style [snap one …Read More
Two teams of 6 or more people sit facing each other in a parallel fashion approximately 7-8 feet apart. One person from each team faces the other on opposite ends of the line with their arms out forming a hoop. The players must remain seated throughout the entire game. The game begins with the placing of a balloon between the …Read More
Collect odd clothes, hats, makeup, wigs, etc.MusicPrizes This can be done in the evenings or at any other time during the day. Collect odd clothes, make up, hair gel, etc. Each bunk will choose a counselor they want to dress up.They are given “X” amount of time to “makeover” their counselors. After time is up the counselors will present their …Read More
(substitute the name of the lodge or building you are in) One person is “it.” The others work independently to covertly escape from the building and either make it to a place, or complete a simple task (like capture a flag or something). The non-it people can’t run, and “it” cannot stand too close to the objective. The people are …Read More
Start with a ball or a rolled up sock or bandana. One person (the flinch master) stands in the middle of a circle created by everyone else (group size is n/a). The people making up the circle should stand about 8-10 feet away from the flinch master. The flinch master tosses the ball, or sock or whatever to each person …Read More
Get in a circle with one person in the center. Each person in the circle picks a different fruit. The central person then tries to say one of the fruits three times before that fruity person says it once. If the central person succeeds then they switch positions with the person that lost. If not then they stay in the …Read More
The first player says a letter. The next person adds a letter, attempting to spell a word. For example, the beginning of a round might sound like this: “E.” “N.” “G.” “A.” The one saying the final letter of a word more then 3 letters long loses. A speller can be “challenged” if the next player doubts that a real …Read More
Fun time filler The group walks around an open area. The counselor or leader says “Group of (pick a # from 1-6)” The kids must form groups of that number before the leader counts down from 5 to 1. Anyone not in a group of the specified number is out. The purpose of using one is to throw the kids …Read More
Sleeping Bag for each player Set out everyone’s sleeping bag on the floor in a big area. Take one person in another room and everyone switch into a different sleeping bag. Bring the person in the room and let the person guess who is in each sleeping bag. Once the person has guessed who is in each sleeping bag switch …Read More
Two or more children, depending on the size of your group, are chosen to stand up and all the others put their heads down with their eyes closed and thumbs sticking up. The two left standing must then creep around and gently touch one person each on the thumb. Everyone is then told to open their eyes and the children …Read More
Have one person sit facing the group. (This person is in the “hot seat.”) The counselor will write a vocabulary word on a piece of paper and hold it up behind the contestant in the hot seat for everyone to see. Then the group has to try and get the hot seat contestant to guess the word by giving hints …Read More
This games requires only imagination. To encourage movement through imagination. The counselor begins the game by saying “I see I see.” the children reply “What do you see Mr/Miss________ ?” The counselor indicates that he/she sees an object performing an action. The children then use thier bodies to mimick the action described by the counselor. Example: Counselor: I see I …Read More
Paper and Pen – to write out jobs Put yourself in someone else’s situation and see how they feel Give a situation to your group. They are on an Island that has just had a grave calamity, not many people have survived but they need your help. However, only 3 of you (3 people in the group) are permitted to …Read More
chairs, cone (cone-like object), ball, players You set up 4 chairs, 2 on each side of the room and place each pair of chairs 4 feet apart from one another. Set a cone (or similar object) in the center of the room. Choose 2 kids and place each one in between each set of chairs. (The chairs are like the …Read More
Using abnormal objects to hold an Olympics. For example using straws for javelins, and balloons for shot puts. Use your imagination to come up with different events. They can be individual or team events.Read More
Rules: No proper names, places can be used only things The first team that reach 10 points win or most points after the alphabet is completed. Things Needed: Timer Hat with every letter of the alphabet (optional) or Sheet of paper listing the letters This game is for 2-3 sets of teams of 5. Select 1-2 persons who is the …Read More