Simple and fun Pioneer games so you can have some good old-fashioned fun!
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.
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.
- Rope or jump rope
3) JUMP ROPE
- Jump rope
4) RED ROVER PIONEER GAME
- At least 6 people to make 2 teams
- Area to run, preferably grassy
- 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.
- 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.
- At least 4 people
- Grassy area
8) KICK THE CAN
- Metal can
9) POTATO SACK RACES
- Potato sacks or pillowcases
10) 3-LEGGED RACE
- At least 2 people
- Ribbon or rope to tie legs together
- Checkers game
OTHER PIONEER DAY IDEAS:
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches