March 23, 2019

Outdoor games for young people

By Alex Smith Doe

If you are a young person or live with teenagers at home, surely contact with mobile phones, tablets and computers is a daily matter. Technology, as has been well demonstrated, makes life easier in many ways: it helps us develop certain skills, keeps us informed and entertains children and adults with some ease.

However, you should bear in mind that a good balance between staying at home and doing outdoor activities is not only necessary but also brings many benefits: it increases energy levels, helps maintain a healthy lifestyle, encourages socialization, strengthens family ties and provides the development of various physical abilities, among many other favorable aspects.

Catch marbles with your feet

To play these variant, groups of three people must be formed. In a plastic container marbles of glass and water are thrown and later, by turns and with limit of time , each member of the team has to try to remove the greater number of balls of the container using only the feet.

After three turns (one for each member) the group with the most marbles wins.

It is generally recommended to use best outdoor play equipment or mat rubber on the outdoor play ground slide, because the plastic or rubber floor will not hurt much when children fall, and the water permeability is good.

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The spoon and the egg

Two groups are formed and, in each, there will be a basket of eggs and spoons for all members. The participants (all at the same time) must travel a previously defined path with a spoon in their mouth, in which an egg should be placed. Upon reaching the end, each member has to deposit the egg in a container and return for another. Keep in mind the following points:

  • All members participate at the same time.
  • At the end the eggs of all the participants are added.
  • You cannot use your hands.
  • Only the eggs that arrive without breaking count.


It is a race by sections for which you must form two or more groups. You will have to design a route with stops and, in each, pose a task or challenge to fulfill (such as a series of sit-ups, squats, etc.)

A representative of each team previously chosen begins and, at the end of the first stage and the corresponding challenge, is relieved by another member of the team who must run as fast as possible until the next stop. In that, another task awaits you and so on until you reach the end. In this case, the team that ends first the entire course wins.

Strip the rope

All participants must be divided into two groups. A line is drawn on the ground between the two, a rope is taken and each group must pull to its side. As you can imagine, the team that gets the opposing players over the line wins. This activity, besides being very entertaining and fun, is ideal for born competitors and for each one to demonstrate their strength and endurance.