Fun in the Sun Games – Magic Carpet

In this weekly series we highlight fun, simple games which can be played at your local park, around your campsite firepit, with new friends or family. The games vary from icebreakers, name games, and exercise warm-ups, to puzzles or riddles. Check out our weekly post and get out there and have some fun!

Participants: 5 or more

Equipment: Foam sleeping pad

Timeframe: 5 to 15 minutes

Objective: To turn the magic carpet over Tell participants that they’re going on a magic carpet ride and to step onto the sleeping pad. Once they are all “in the air,” share that the magic carpet is upside down, and have them work as a team to turn it right side up, without anyone falling off. Keep the game going until the sleeping pad is flipped over, or end it after an allotted amount of time.

Wisconsin Parks Near Me – High Cliff State Park

Here in Northeastern Wisconsin we live amongst an abundance of beauty! With this weekly series “Wisconsin Parks Near Me” we take the opportunity to highlight our community parks we share. We have so many parks we narrowed our focused to a selection along the waterways we paddle (and we still can’t feature them all!). So check out this week’s park details featured below – pack your gear, fill up the picnic basket, don’t forget your hammock or fishing pole.

Address: N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood, WI 54169

Size: 1,147 acres

Description: High Cliff State Park is a historic gem tucked into the east side of Lake Winnebago. Following the Niagara Escarpment, this park offers water access and fantastic lake vistas. Featuring a marina, multiple options for camping, hiking and biking trails, as well as limestone quarry and kiln ruins and effigy mounds to look at and learn about. View the park from a different angle out on the water in a kayak or sailboat, or take advantage of the beach, picnic shelters and tables!

Links: https://www.stateparks.com/high_cliff_state_park_in_wisconsin.html; https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/highcliff

Fun in the Sun Games – Alphabet Name Game

In this weekly series we highlight fun, simple games which can be played at your local park, around your campsite firepit, with new friends or family. The games vary from icebreakers, name games, and exercise warm-ups, to puzzles or riddles. Check out our weekly post and get out there and have some fun!

Participants: 3 or more

Equipment: None

Timeframe: 10 to 15 minutes

Objective: To learn names

Participants sit or stand in a circle. The first player says, “My name is (insert name), I want to visit (insert city with same letter) and I like to eat (insert food with same letter). Example: “My name is Franz, I want to visit France, and I like to eat fish.” The statements following the name don’t need to be true. The second player introduces the first by saying, “This is (insert player’s name), they want to visit (insert the country that the first player stated), and they like to eat (insert the food that the first player stated).” The second player then goes on to make their own statement using their own name. The sequence continues until everyone has had a turn. Feel free to help each other out as needed.