It’s vacation season, and even if it’s not, there’s no way that you can ignore these family picnic ideas to come together as a family and enjoy your heart out and jubilate. We all are busy in our daily office going 9 to 5 life. And, the ones who are at home during that time also don’t get enough time to bond and feel intact with you. And, it’s a known fact that family is the most essential thing in anyone’s life. So, why not take some time off of this hectic life and experience the flavors of life along with your family by going out on a picnic or maybe just a day out in the city or even a completely planned picnic and have memories of these moments?
So, if you are ready to head towards a family picnic full of excitement, fun, and quality time, then you are at the right place. You must be wondering what to do once you are at a beautiful location with your family all set to enjoy. Well, the answer is here and it’s definitely games! Here we have all the family picnic game ideas.
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1. Treasure Hunt
Who doesn’t know how much fun a treasure hunt is? Especially when you have your whole family there with you to play with. The game is super fun and gets everyone moving.
Create a clue to find a location or item, then have another clue waiting at that spot. That tip leads to the next spot, and so on. Place a treasure, such as a toy or treat, at the final destination. This game is such a hit when it comes to team spirit. In addition to being entertaining and enthralling, this game is appropriate for family members of all ages. So, whenever you are on a family outing, give the treasure hunt a green light and watch your family have a blast.
2. Dumb Charades
We all have a few actors in our families, and even if not, who doesn’t love acting? Well, dumb charades is a game full of entertainment and laughter packs. If you don’t know how to go about it, here’s a small guide:
Dumb Charades involves explaining the phrases or the name of a movie, a personality, a book or a TV show, etc. through acting. A person is not allowed to talk and is required to act out the phrase/name by using different gestures, facial expressions, and body language. This game can also act as an icebreaker among family members. Mostly, the game is around movie names. But anything works as fine as that. It’s just when different family members from different generations come together who have watched different eras of movies, the game turns out to be more than just interesting.
3. Board Games
Well, the classic way of having fun when getting bored is via playing board games. These are so common indoor games for family picnics that they don’t even need an explanation as to how to play these games. They are travel friendly, so you can carry them with you in your travel bags. These are a very simple and holistic way of drooling into fun. Common board games that are easily available, as well as fun, are Chess, Monopoly, Ludo, Carom, Dominion, Snake and Ladders, etc. The good thing about these games is that they are indoor games and you can play them anywhere like while traveling by train to your destination or resting in your hotel room, maybe even sitting on the picnic ground. You can have a wholesome experience while playing these games and along with that, it is budget friendly too.
4. Jigsaw Puzzle
Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to develop focus and calm behavior. Find the most ridiculously over-complicated jigsaw you can – turn it into a project!
You can keep a record of it as you progress through the time (take pictures etc.), whilst working on it as a family. There’s a certain serenity to completing a jigsaw puzzle piece by piece. Plus, it’s highly rewarding in the end. The fun whilst making the puzzle you will have is the reward. Jigsaws have become an object of fascination for individuals and families around the world. Without a doubt, it is a great family bonding activity! Families are more cohesive and functional when they can work together to solve problems. Therefore, this game promotes the collective problem-solving skills of the members of the family.
5. Kho Kho
Now, this one might be on your mind even before reading this article, such a popular game it is. Kho Kho has been through generations. This popular outdoor picnic game for large groups and ancient tag game is said to have originated in Maharashtra, India. It is played by two teams of 12 players each. The teams take turns being the chasers and the defenders or runners. To begin with, eight players from the chasers team enter the field and sit on their knees at regular intervals, each facing the opposite direction from the other. The 9th player is the active chaser. From the defender’s team, players enter the field in batches of three and try to avoid being touched by the chaser.
It’s definite that a few or maybe all of your family members know this game already. So, this game has to be on your to-do list for the picnic.
6. Card Games
These card games are perfect for family gatherings, camping trips, and holidays, and are perfect indoor games for family picnics. One thing to keep in mind about card games is that many games are called by several different names. So you may get partway through the rules on any of these and realize that you know that game by another name. It’s just kind of how it goes with card games! Some of these games are Uno, Bluff, Monopoly deals, Rummy, etc.
At the end of it, all that matters is that you have fun with your family. It can be through games or even just talking and laughing together. So, remember to get all the fun out of these fun family picnic game activities. Remember, while doing all the fun, don’t forget to have those cute photo-sessions.