Outdoors Games for Kids: Marco Polo

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Outdoors Games for Kids: Marco Polo

Here at the Kids Campfire Blog, we’re always playing games outdoors! We thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you some of our favourite camping, cottage, or backyard games that we’ve come to love.

What’s your favourite outdoor game for kids? We want to hear from you! Tell us what games you think are fun for the campground, the cottage, or those rainy days you’re stuck inside.

If you’re looking for some other resources on outdoor games for kids, check out some of these great spots:

 

• Camp Games
• Buzzle.com’s Camp Games for Kids
• Even more Games for Kids

Marco Polo

One of our favourite games to play outdoors is named after explorer, Marco Polo. This is a game for kids and adults that can be played in a pool, or in the lake! It’s requires a keen ear and some quiet footsteps…

What You’ll Need to Do:

*remember, this is game is best played in a pool or in the lake by a dock. The game is best played with 3 or more people.

Marco:
1) Get in the water.
2) Close your eyes and call out: “Marco!”
3) Listen for the other players to say: “Polo!”
4) Swim with your eyes closed in the direction of a voice.
5) Call out “Marco” several more times if you like, always waiting to hear “Polo” in response.
6) Begin searching for players with your eyes closed. Tag any player, and you are no longer Marco.

The Other Players:
1) Get in the water.
2) Answer “Polo” every time you hear the word “Marco.”
3) Swim away from Marco to avoid being tagged

Here’s the fun part:
You cannot get out of the water to escape being tagged. If “Marco” thinks someone has gotten out of the pool, he or she shouts, “Fish out of water!” A player outside the water when this is called becomes the new Marco.

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