Hole in the bucket
Outdoor games are becoming a thing of past with children getting hooked on to video games, play stations and televisions etc. Outdoor games are important for children of age group 4 years to 14 years, as these are the developing years for a child, when he or she learns to interact socially, learn to share. It also helps boost confidence and sense of independence in a child. The more the merrier, for Hole in the bucket you can make two teams of children. On one side of the field place two drums with water in them and on the other end two empty drums. Hand over a paper glass with holes at the bottom to each team. The first players of each team have to fill the water and run and pour it in the empty drum on the other side, come back and hand over the glass to the next player in the team. The team who fills their empty drums first is the winner.
This game helps build a sense of coordination in children. Variation can be made to the game by telling them to do another activity like touching a tree or run back hopping on one leg, after pouring the water in the empty drum. It will help burn those extra calories too. They also learn to negotiate, communicate, adjust, share and interact while playing in a group. Outdoor games help physical, mental and social growth of child. He can learn so much while having a good time.