Why Do We Play Campfire Games For Kids?
There are many reasons why playing campfire games for kids is such a great idea.
First, it gives them a chance to be creative and use their imagination.
It also helps them burn off some extra energy before bedtime so they can sleep better at night.
Finally, it’s just plain fun!
What Are The Best Campfire Games For Kids?
Here are our top 10 campfire games for kids:
1. I Spy – This classic game is perfect for a group of kids around the campfire.
One person starts by saying “I spy with my little eye something…” and then describes an object within view.
The others must then guess what it is.
2. 20 Questions – Another classic game that’s perfect for a campfire setting.
One person thinks of an object, person, or place and the others take turns asking up to 20 yes or no questions to try and figure out what it is.
3. The Name Game – This game is great for helping kids remember everyone’s name.
To start, each person says their name and a characteristic about themselves (e.g. “I’m Sarah and I like cats”).
Then, going around in a circle, each person must repeat the names and characteristics of all those before them.
4. would You Rather? – A fun game that can lead to some interesting discussions!
One person poses a “would you rather” question (e.g. “Would you rather have the power to fly or the power to read people’s minds?”) and everyone else must answer.
5. Campfire Stories – One of the best things about campfires is telling stories around them!
Encourage your kids to make up their own tales or re-tell some of their favorite fairy tales or bedtime stories.
6. charades – A great game for acting out and using your imagination.
One player acts out a word or phrase without speaking while the others try to guess what it is.
7. Simon Says – A classic memory game that’s perfect for a campfire setting.
One person is “Simon” and gives instructions to the others (e.g. “Simon says touch your nose”).
The players must only do what Simon says if he/she actually says “Simon says” first.
If they do something without Simon saying so, they’re out!
8. Hangman – A classic campfire game that can be played with any number of people.
One player thinks of a word and the others take turns guessing letters in an attempt to figure it out.
If they guess wrong too many times, the man gets hanged!
9. I’m Going on a Picnic – This game is great for younger kids.
One player starts by saying “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing…” and names an item (e.g. “a sandwich”).
The next player then does the same but must also include the first item on the list (e.g. “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing a sandwich and…”).
This continues until someone forgets an item or repeats one that’s already been said.
10. Campfire Songs – Of course, no campfire is complete without some singing! Encourage your kids to come up with their own songs or teach them some classic campfire tunes like “Kumbaya” or “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain.”
These are just a few of the many great campfire games for kids!
What are your favorites?
What Other Things Can You Do With Kids on a Campfire?
In addition to playing games, there are plenty of other great things you can do with kids around a campfire.
Here are a few ideas:
1. Make s’mores!
2. Tell stories (ghost stories are especially popular around the campfire!)
3. Sing songs
4. Roast hot dogs or marshmallows
5. Play instruments (guitar, harmonica, drums, etc.)
7. Make shadow puppets with your hands or with sticks
8. Tell jokes
9. Share memories from your own childhood camping trips
10. just relax and enjoy the warmth