10 Pioneer Games For Old-Fashioned Fun

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Simple and fun Pioneer games so you can have some good old-fashioned fun! 

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SIMPLE PIONEER GAMES 

Do you want to play some pioneer games to celebrate Pioneer Day? Or having a pioneer era celebration? Here’s a roundup of simple pioneer games you can play with minimal effort. 

That’s the beauty of pioneer games is that they don’t require any fancy toys or supplies. Chances are you have all the equipment to play these games in your garage or house already. 

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1) TUG-O-WAR

Tug-o-war is a simple game. All you need is a rope or jump rope to play and at least 2 players. Divide into 2 teams. Have one person act as the referee. On “Go”, each team tries to pull the other team across the center line. 

Supplies needed: 

  • Rope or jump rope

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2) JACKS 

Supplies needed: 

 

3) JUMP ROPE 

Supplies needed: 

  • Jump rope 

 

4) RED ROVER PIONEER GAME 

Supplies needed: 

  • At least 6 people to make 2 teams
  • Area to run, preferably grassy 

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5) HOPSCOTCH 

Supplies needed: 

  • Sidewalk chalk to create hopscotch squares 
  • Sidewalk or driveway

6) STICK PULL 

Stick pull is a very simple game between 2 players and stick. Here’s a video that shows how a stick pull works. 

Supplies needed: 

  • Stick or pole
  • 2 players

7) WHEELBARROW RACES 

Wheelbarrow races are great for any age! Grab a partner. One player gets down on the ground on their hands and knees. The other team member grabs their legs and lifts them up.  Race to the finish line. 

Supplies needed: 

  • At least 4 people 
  • Grassy area

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8) KICK THE CAN

Supplies needed: 

  • Metal can

9) POTATO SACK RACES

Supplies needed: 

    • Potato sacks or pillowcases

10) 3-LEGGED RACE

Supplies needed: 

  • At least 2 people
  • Ribbon or rope to tie legs together

11) CHECKERS 

Supplies needed: 

  • Checkers game 

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