Your Staycation Vacation Fun Activity Idea List



1. Board Games
Board games are always more fun outside by candlelight

2. Olympics

Set up a bunch of competitions. Running Races, Shotput, Long Jump...etc. Just make sure the rules are flexible for the height, strength or age disadvantaged

3. Shoot Some Hoops

4. B-I-N-G-O and bingo was the game-o

5. Boccie ball

6. Bonfire and roast marshmallows
Check your local fire regulations. Don’t break the law or burn down the yard, house and especially the neighbors house. They will be mad at you for quite a while if you do.

7. Lawn Bowling

8. Kick the Can
The Hide and Seek game that involves kicking a can

9. Camping in the Backyard
Maybe you already have a tent, if you don’t, these ones are a good purchase

10. Card Tournament
Whether it is crib or rummy or whatever.

11. Christmas in Summer
This is a great way to make something different. Get out the fake tree, decorate the yard and get some presents for everybody. They can get involved as much as they want. Cook a turkey
Sit around and visit – try some of the conversation starters.


12. Photo Action Shots
Take shots of people jumping, getting splashed with water or any other kind of enthusiastic activity

13. Classic Movie Night Outside with Friends

14. Climb a Tree
Make sure you do it safely. Its pretty tough to explain why somebody bounced on their head while having a vacation at home

15. Croquet with Party Beverages

16. Deck Lounging
Do just as the title states. Make sure there is food and refreshing drinks within arms reach.

17. Photos Long Distance Friends
Take some pictures that are for specific friends or relatives and email them on your internet break.

18. Drink coffee in the morning sunshine

19. Scavenger hunt

20. Burn the Bad News
Take all the bad headlines oyu cna find and burn them in a barrel or firepit.

21. Firecrackers
Check the laws. Maybe warn the neighbors. Firecrackers are great fun but always Safety First!

22. Fitness Program
I am not talking about going to the gym, I am talking ablout getting exercise through fun activities. Get as much exercise as you possibly can - from sunrise to sunset and then a little more.

23. Fly on the Wall
This is a great twisted fun activity. Try and tape somebody to a wall with duct tape. You will need a lot of duct tape and it will be lots of laughs.

24. Throw a Football Around

25. Frisbee

26. Invite Friends to Sleep Over
Ask your friends to bring a tent and sleep over as well. cook them breakfast in the morning - they will love it!

27. Frisbee at Night
You can get a glow in the dark firsbee for a totally fun night time game.

28. Water Balloon Fight - Water fight with the garden hose

29. Get a Hammock

30. Learn to Juggle

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31. Play Twister

32. Paper airplane distance contest

33. Slide Show – make a slide show of family pictures

34. Time Capsule

35. Ping Pong Table
Watch the free page on Craiglist for ping pong tables. They pop up all the time. Or you may already have one. Did you know that playing ping pong on a regular basis keeps your mind young?

36. Act out a Play with Costumes and Make up

37. Read the Sunday Comics

38. Remote-control Cars

39. Scrabble

40. Care Package
Make a care package(s) for a family memebers that is not there or somebody who needs some extra love. Include pictures, handwritten notes and some kind of sweets or baked goods and whatever cool little presents people can think of.

41. Slip and Slide

42. Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

43. Nap

44. Badminton

45. Baseball - catch

46. Three legged race

47. Tricycle races

48. Egg Toss

49. Spoons

50. Buy an above ground pool

51. Loaded Water Gun
Make sure you have loaded water guns in your vehicle and in the yard at all times.

52. Write Some Postcards
Write five postcards to friends even if you are not on vacation and they live across the street.

53. Have a Great Party
Check out this list of party ideas.

Team Sports

Touch Football
Number of People: 4-20
Playtime:
1-2 Hours
Equipment:
Soccerball
Location:
Open Field

Street Hockey
Number of People:
6-20
Playtime:
1-2 Hours
Equipment:
Hockey Stick for each player/hockey ball/and 2 nets (If you don’t have two nets just about anything will do as goal posts) Try to get some extra sticks and invite neighbors or strangers to play.
Location:
Street with Little Traffic or a Cul de Sac

Soccer
Number of People:
4-20
Playtime:
1-2 Hours
Equipment:
Soccerball and Goalposts
Location:
Field

Volleyball
Number of People:
4-20
Playtime:
1-2 Hours
Equipment:
Voleyball/ Volleyball Net
Location:
Volleyball Court (inside or outside)

Basketball
Number of People:
2-15
Playtime:
1-2 Hours
Equipment:
Basketball and Basketball Hoop
Location:
Volleyball Court (inside or outside)

Baseball/Softball
Number of People:
4-20
Playtime:
1-2 Hours
Equipment:
Bat/Ball/Glove for at least half of the players
Location:
Field

Ultimate
Number of People:
6-20
Playtime:
1-2 Hours
Equipment:
Frisbee
Location:
Field


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