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Bowling

You will need

  • Ten plastic Bottles, each filled with a little water
  • A large soft ball
  • A flat surface
  • Something to mark the ground. If you’re playing on grass a cone or a jumper will do; if you’re playing on a hard surface chalk can be used.

No of players -

2-6

What to do

  1. Arrange the bottles in a triangle at the bottom of the garden.
  2. Mark off the beginning of the ‘alley’ by drawing a line on the ground or putting an object on the ground.
  3. Players take turns to try and knock down all of the bottles. The player who knocks all the bottles down in the least amount of goes wins.
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Hopscotch

You will need

  • A piece of chalk
  • A hard, flat surface
  • Something to throw :- a stone, a beanbag, a coin, or a bottlecap will all work.

No of players -

2-4

What to do

  1. Draw a hopscotch design on the ground. The squares should be large enough to fit one foot and to make sure that a stone thrown into the square will not bounce out too easily.
  2. Throw a small object to land on square one. It has to land inside the square without touching the border or bouncing out. If you don't get it right, you lose your turn and pass the stone to the next person.
  3. Hop through the squares, skipping the one you have your marker on. Always keep your feet inside the appropriate square(s); if you step on a line, hop on the wrong square, or step out of the square, you lose your turn.
  4. Pick up the marker on your way back. While you're on the square right before the one with your marker, lean down and pick it up, then skip over that square and finish up.
  5. Pass the marker on to the next person Your goal is to complete the course with the marker on each square. The first person to do this wins the game!
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Obstacle Course

You will need

  • Garden obstacles
  • A stopwatch

No of players -

2-4

What to do

A fun Garden Obstacle course can be made out of any objects you find in your garden. For example, an obstacle course may look like this;

  1. Crawl under a garden chair
  2. Run backwards
  3. Do a somersault
  4. Jump over a watering can
  5. Walk along a wall, or balance on some upturned flowerpots
  6. Run around a tree
  7. Jump up or down steps
  8. Run in a pair of wellies much too big for you
  9. Crawl through a pile of leaves
  10. Put on a hat, scarf and gloves
  11. Do a three point turn on a tricycle
  12. Each individual person should be times going around the course.

The person who completes the course fastest is the winner.

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Ideas for in the garden fun