Camouflage and Outdoor Games for Kids
Kids love hide and seek but why not try to make hide and seek a little more fun and grown up with some Camouflage Games. As most kids love to dress up it is easy to get the kids enthusiastic about this sort of game. So here are some tips to make these games a success.
Wear muted colours withno bold outlines or logos
Disguise faces. The shape of a face can really stand out.
Use mud or facepaints to blur your shape or wear a cap or hat.
Try to adopt a shape that blends in with surrounding features.
It is important to move quietly and slowly without sudden jerks.
If you are looking for wildlife you need to make sure if you
approach from downwind as most animals rely heavily on their
sense of smell.
To make your own camouflage use an old rug, sacking, or garden
Out Door Games to Play in the Countryside
The following games are great for playing in open woodland in the countryside.
Everyone finds a spot to sit comfortably and quietly to watch,wait and listen. Bring some breadcrumbs or bird seed and scatter them twenty yards away from your lair. Then just wait and watch and listen.
Look for Something Unusual
Divide up over a small area and look for something unusual or of interest. It maybe a stone, a spiders web, a footprint, a nest, an ant hill. Allow five or ten minutes depending on the childrens age and then each one in turn shows the rest of the group what they have found.
Capturing the Enemy
Divide into two teams. each team has a base. The idea is for each team to try and creep up on the others team and take their base.
For smaller groups and/or younger children have just one base guarded by an adult. The rest of the party have to try and creep unseen and storm the base.
Again two teams or a couple of people selected as seekers. The hiders go and hide making use of their camouflage while the seekers have to spot them. Once spotted they are either out or they have to make it back to base without being caught.