Timeless games still popular with children
Egg and Spoon Race
If you have a few eggs you need to get rid of, have your kids play this game. Divide the group of children equally into teams of two or more players. Give each team a spoon and an egg. For less messy results, hard-boil the eggs first. Assemble the teams behind a start line and set up a finish line the kids all have to cross. On the count of three, the first player in each team has to run to the finishing point while balancing the eggs on the spoon. After crossing the finish line they have to rush back to the start and hand over their spoons to the next players in line. If anyone happens to drop an egg, they have to go back to the start and begin their turn again. The first team to have all of its players finish wins the game. Sardines Sardines is a twist on the game, Hide and Seek. Start by picking one child to leave the group and find a hiding spot. After the rest of the group has counted to 100 they all separate to find the person who went into hiding. When someone finds the one hiding they join them. This continues until all the players except one – the loser –-find the missing person. The loser becomes the new missing person. Balloon Toss Fill some water balloons with water and set up your teams. There should be two members on each team and each team should get one balloon.
Stand everyone in two parallel lines with team members facing each other. Hand the water balloons from one team member to the other. Everybody then takes one step backward, away from each other and repeats the hand-off.
Every time the balloon is passed without dropping, team members take one step away from each other. Soon they will have to toss it to each other. If a balloon hits the ground and breaks, that team is disqualified.
The last team standing wins.