Field days can be a lot of fun, but they can also get pretty boring if there is not some variety. This blog post will provide 10 ideas for field day activities that you and your students will love!
This is a simple obstacle course, but it can be so much fun! Set up your materials for this one and get ready to go. First, give each student an egg and spoon (you could also use plastic eggs or balls of some sort). Then set out three boxes full of different obstacles: cones that the kids have to move around without dropping their egg; hoops they need to pass through with their hands behind their backs; tires they must walk across while balancing on the egg; etc. The kids will love walking along on the final stretch where you’ve put down small pieces of paper like confetti on top of bubble wrap!
This is a great outdoor activity that gets kids up and moving. Playing frisbee is a great way to introduce some teamwork skills, as well. This game can be played with any number of players and requires no equipment other than something you can throw.
When you have a large group of students, they can split into two teams and play. The rules are simple: throw the frisbee to someone on your team to get them closer to “home” without letting the other team intercept it. If one person from another team catches or gets possession of the frisbee, then that player’s whole team starts all over again at their baseline. The first team who reaches home wins!
If there is enough room, you can also play an intense game of ultimate frisbee by bringing two teams together into one larger team. Divide the students evenly and have them line up in lines on either side facing each other. Then give a frisbee to someone at the front of both lines – they will throw it to their teammates who are across from them until everyone has touched the frisbee once or twice. Once this is accomplished, all players try to get possession of the frisbee without stepping over any boundaries (like halfway).
This is a great way to learn about nature and what kinds of things you might find in your local environment. You can set up different stations where kids will look for certain items within the area that they are playing in.
For example, one station could be looking for animal tracks (or even better – trying to track down an actual wild animal). Another station could be searching for “twigs” or any kind of woodsy material like pinecones, leaves, pieces of bark, etc. A third station could focus on finding some kind of natural object with stripes on it such as a piece of bark or another type of plant. There should also always be at least one person who is designated as the leader so everyone knows which direction to go in.
This game is great because kids will be learning about nature and what kinds of things they can find if they just look around! It also provides them with a fun way to exercise their brains by trying to remember where the objects were that they had found so it teaches problem-solving skills as well.
You may want to try having the students work together initially, but then change up who goes first each time so everyone gets an opportunity to do something different whether it’s finding items or being the leader.
If you wanted this activity to be super educational (and not just for entertainment) then assign certain types of animals like reptiles, mammals, or bugs at specific stations instead of saying “animal” – this would help the students more easily identify what they are seeing in their areas.
This is one of the most enjoyable field day activities! It can be a little bit time-consuming but it makes for some great memories with your students.
The first step would be to clear an area where you are allowed to have open fires and make sure there are no flammable objects nearby that might catch fire.
You will need tinder, kindling, logs (or large branches), and matches/lighters if possible so that everyone has access to what they need to build their campfire.
Once everything is set up then split kids into groups based on how many people are participating – each group should have at least one person who knows how to create a fire safely otherwise this activity cannot take place. The students should then work together to build a fire and just continues burning nicely without needing help from anyone else.
Once this happens, they can take turns roasting the marshmallows on long sticks over the flames! This is one of those activities where kids will feel like real campers so it allows everyone to learn about what life might be like when camping out in nature for fun instead of necessity.
Everyone enjoys a good game of tug of war (especially if you win)! This is such an easy field day activity to organize that it’s perfect for any grade level. You may want to have more than one group doing this at once so that people do not get too tired out from just playing against the same team over and over again.
This can be played outside or inside depending on what kind of area you are working with – although most outdoor spaces would probably work fine as long as there are no hazards around like rocks, holes, or sharp objects which could cause injuries.
The students take either side of the rope being used by their teams and they all pull until someone falls indicating defeat. As soon as somebody has fallen then another person can take their spot in an endless cycle of victory! It’s important to make sure that the rope is not too long or it could end up hitting someone in the face when they are trying to pull it which would defeat the purpose.
This is an easy activity that can be done indoors or outdoors. It provides students with a fun way to get involved without doing anything strenuous!
All you need for this game are some small objects like paperclips, buttons, beads, and other similar things which will fit inside your jar. Then fill up the remainder of the area underneath where they’re sitting with crumpled pieces of newspaper so nobody gets hurt if one item falls out unexpectedly.
Each child should choose something from under their seat but they cannot hold onto it during class time so this means everyone needs to share whatever they find until each person has had at least one chance per day (this could be altered depending on how long your school day is).
This is perfect for working with younger students because it gives them an idea of how to share the resources they have in a fun way.
Water balloon tossing is always a fun game to play when you’re trying something outside of the box! It’s also great because kids get very wet if they don’t pay attention which makes this an excellent field day activity for younger students. You can add a water slide rental to include more fun times.
It will probably work best with schools that have access to large fields so there are no obstacles in the way between where people start and where they need to be throwing their balloons at each other.
This can also work great for outdoor classrooms or especially large schoolyards because it’s so open and there is nothing to get in the way of where people aim their balloons at each other!
This is a great field day activity to get kids moving and it can be played basically anywhere that you have enough space – if the conditions are right then this could even take place in an indoor area where there’s not much room.
There may need to be multiple sets of hoops depending on how many people will want to play at one time because it does require some open area although any sort of fences, walls, or railings work too as long as they don’t interfere with anything when someone tries passing through them!
Each team will need their own set of hoops to make this fair because they all have to be able to go through them when it’s their turn, with no exceptions! This means that if there is only one set left after everybody else has finished then the game ends since nobody can move until another hoop pops up which makes things much more difficult than just having multiple sets available at once. It would also be a good idea to plan out where everyone should stand beforehand so people don’t get too close together and accidentally bump into each other during playtime – especially younger students who may not yet understand how far apart hula hooping is supposed to be.
This is a great way to get students moving around and having fun during field day because it doesn’t require anything except for the hoops themselves which do not take up too much room, especially if they’re on stands instead of being held by someone.
Bucket challenges are always a fun way to get people up and moving around which is why they’re perfect for field day! All you need to play this game are enough buckets or other small containers for each team, one per person.
Once everyone has their buckets you can start the game by lining them up in a row or circle around where everyone will be standing.
The first step is to take turns throwing whatever small objects are available (e.g., balls, beanbags) into your bucket – make sure that each person has at least one chance per round! Then once everybody’s had their turn they should try passing over to another team who might need some practice before moving on with the rest of the game. This means that if someone misses then it goes back to whoever missed and so forth until everybody else has made their throw because this makes things much fairer than just having people keep taking turns after missing since there may not even be enough time for every single person playing depending on how many teams there are.
The final step of finishing up your games would be doing whatever each team decides as their grand finale or just letting them tie everything together however they want at some point towards the end of things which will depend on how much time everybody has left after playing through those three steps above.
This is a great way to get students working together and making something creative while they’re having fun during field day! It may take some time for everyone to come up with their mural idea, but once that’s all sorted out it’ll be much easier since each person can just focus on painting what they were assigned.
You should make sure that you have enough paint or other mediums available for everybody because even though there might only be one color per team at first it doesn’t mean that the finished product has to look like this – just remember how many people are playing so nobody gets left out if possible!
Make sure that nobody is trying to paint over what somebody else is already working on (unless they’re okay with doing this) since it might be too hard for them to figure out where their part starts and ends if other colors or designs are overlapping.
The more people playing the better but even one team can get a lot done when working together so this is a great way to get everyone involved no matter how many or few people there are.
We hope these 10 games will help you spice up your next field day and get the blood pumping. Think of it as a way to break from the monotony that can sometimes come with outdoor activities or when you’re trying to think outside the box for team-building exercises. The possibilities are endless, but we wanted to provide some suggestions on how to add an element of creativity to your next event! What do you think? Will any of these games make their way onto YOUR list? See how awesome bouncers can assist with your next event