The Best Playground Games Children Can Play Together
Active play is important in order to keep children happy and healthy, and if they can play with a group of their friends too, the benefits are all the more. Social skills, teamwork and many friendships have developed during fun activities, which is why having opportunities for group games is a must for every playground.
In this article we will take a look at some of the best playground games children can play together in groups, and while there’s no way we can cover all the great games in one blog post, you will surely see some of your favourites here!
Traditional playground games
Without a doubt, well-known traditional games are the easiest way for children to get active and healthy together. Whether it’s at home in your garden, at the park, or on the school playground, you can play them with a single friend or more. With most of them requiring little or no equipment, the fun is guaranteed, and in large amounts for everybody. Even adults can join in on it!
While forming teams for favourite sports games can be a bit trickier, team sports are possibly the best type of playground games to teach children the value of good teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. Each of the different sports have multiple variations available that work with less participants too, so the group size doesn’t always matter.
Working together to achieve a common goal can create a strong bond between participants and the sports games could even help children find their passion. We have amazing playground markings for sports like tennis, football, basketball and cricket. Whether you’re inside or outside of class, you’ll see people playing these popular sports every day, wherever a playground or large green space is available. And the better the playground is marked, the more fun the game is!
If you are looking for new, fun ways to play your favourite sport, you can check out some of our ideas for basketball variations, as well as more upcoming ideas for different sports. You will love our durable sports markings too!
A little bit of healthy competition is something that should be actively encouraged in children. Plus, hand-eye coordination can be especially beneficial for youngsters to learn. Target games have been enjoyed in groups, not just on the playground, but in most game clubs and pubs too.
The number of players can be as high as you wish, and fun is always guaranteed with these highly customisable games. From regular Darts to Bowling, you can find the perfect target playground markings for your playground! Want to learn maths in the playground? Target playground markings are your best resource and you can find out why in this post.
Board games and mazes
Very beneficial for improvement of cognitive skills, useful for education, as well as pure fun, board games and mazes are great playground activities to play with more than just two players.
Board games have been a popular outdoor activity for a long time, often being more interactive than the original box game. Co-operate with your companions in a game of chess and instead of using pawns, play the part yourselves to include an even larger amount of players!
Mazes are also a great way for children to be active outside with their mates and embark on an adventure together. Will they compete to be the first one to get through the maze or will they form a team and help each other through? Either way mazes are perfect for groups.
With our colourful playground markings, children can enjoy fun outdoor board games like Chess and Snakes and Ladders, and be active at the same time. Our maze playground markings on the other hand, will offer amazing themes and a complex network of corridors, for both the enjoyment of the students, as well as their urge for challenges!
These are just a few of the amazing games that you can consider for your children, pupils, or family members on the playground. If you want more healthy, active, and fun ideas for games, check out our blog, and for amazing high-quality thermoplastic playground markings, be sure to browse our wide range of designs!