Backyard Campout Games 'n' Stuff


  • Scavenger Hunt - create a scavenger hunt of household items kids have to locate (find something that starts with the letter 'c'; find a toy that's red)

  • Water balloon toss

  • Egg in spoon relay

  • Freeze Tag

  • Camping Trip ("I'm going on a camping trip and I'm going to bring..." going in order of the alphabet. The next person has to repeat the previous items and add on)

  • Charades

  • Canteen Bucket Brigade (divide into two teams. Take two large buckets of water and place them side by side at one end of the yard. Then place two empty buckets side by side on the other side. Give each team a canteen, water bottle, or the like. The players must race to transfer water from the filled buckets to the empty ones)


  • S'mores

  • Campfire Banana Boats

  • Knights in Shining Armor (i.e. foil packets) - you can do these over an open fire or a grill.

    • There are any number of food combinations. A popular kids one is hamburger, potatoes and carrots drenched in ketchup. Get more ideas here

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