Labor Day has always been a great time of year as it’s the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Kids around the United States associate this day with going back to school. Not surprisingly, a lot of adults look forward to Labor Day as well. When you gather with your family this Labor Day, here are a few outdoor activities sure to keep everyone occupied.
Bocce, Horse Shoes, or Lawn Darts
In each one of these games distance to the target matters. These are great because they take a certain amount of skill and luck. Experienced players will not be able to dominate competition, and beginners will not get discouraged. Each game has its’ own pros and cons, you can decide which one is right for the mix of ages at your house.
I am still amazed at the amount of enjoyment that can come out of a twenty dollar volleyball set. All it takes is two people to get started, then the frenzy ensues. The best part of a friendly game of volleyball is nobody on either side tends to keep score. Kids of all ages will appreciate the fun time that can be had by all.
Hide and Seek
Talk about your games that require no additional equipment! Hide and seek is as basic as games can get. Put into an outdoor setting, your family may go missing for long periods of time. Everyone can play as skill levels tend to vary greatly depending on the ages of the players. For fun try splitting up into teams and mixing up kids and adults. With all the different twists you can through into a good game of hide and seek, this game can keep you busy for hours.
This one takes some setting up, but the payoff can be great. Locate different objects you can use for obstacles. Put a board on two chairs for a tunnel, jump into and out of a swimming pool, the sky is the limit for your obstacle course! Grab a stopwatch and let everyone have a turn, your friends and family will be talking about this one for years.
Summer Time Quiz
One of my Labor Day favorites is to hand everyone a sheet of paper and test them on knowledge of the summer events. Who got married, what theme was a birthday party, current events, any topic is fair game. This game will get everyone talking, and show who was paying the most attention to the past year.
No matter what type of activities and games your particular group or gathering enjoys, Labor Day is a great time to reconnect after a busy summer. So keep things interesting and get folks moving, remember only a few months until you see them at the Christmas Party.