Campfire games that will enhance the soul gratifying pleasures, everlasting memories and good fun times you share with your friends while camping!

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Campfires are synonymous with laid back camping chairs, marshmallows, nighttime noises, bugs, twinkling stars, staring at the night sky, the sharp shoots of wood sparks flying thru fresh air, bread-on-a-stick and the smell of other great outdoor food and drinks… and of course fun, laughter, and good friends!

That in mind, spooky ghost stories or short jokes usually surface around a bonfire… but when its time for fun campfire games and activities, you cannot go wrong with this list:


Mosquito Bites – Give each player a sheet of dot stickers preferably red, like mosquito bites! As the evening progress, try to get rid of your stickers by giving the others players “mosquito bites”! Do this by secretly placing stickers on other players. Be careful…if you get caught you have to keep your mosquito bite sticker and receive another from the person who caught you out. The first player to get rid of their sheet of stickers is the winner!

Dead Fish – What do dead fish do? NOTHING! ... Exactly! The aim is to be the best Dead Fish so explain that the rules are to be as “lifeless” as possible. When the game starts, one person walks around and tag people ‘OUT’ that are moving or making any sounds. The fun starts when those that are out now help you to get the other people to laugh or respond!

Frog – Sitting in a circle around the campfire the first person says: ONE FROG, the second person says: 2 EYES, the third person says: 4 LEGS, the fourth person says: IN THE PUDDLE, the firth person says: KER-PLOP. See how many frogs you can get into the puddle without mistakes.

  1. You can play this campfire game to the beat of claps for more fun.
  2. If someone makes a mistake everyone shouts “FROG” and he or she is OUT and the rest continue until there is an ultimate winner!

Hot Seat – Place one person’s chair facing the group – this person is in the ‘HOT SEAT’! Write a funny or strange word on a piece of paper and hold it up behind the prospect in the hot seat for everyone to see. The group must try to get the hot seat member to guess the word by giving hints and clues. If the person gets the word after everyone gave a hint, they are safe, if not the group decides on a fun punishment such as performing a song or silly act.

Telephone – The first person think of a phrase, which he then whispers to the next person in line. This person now pass the message on to the person next to him, the passing of the message continues to be whispered from one person to the next until it reaches the last player, who calls out the final message that he or she received. This fun campfire game does not have a winner, the entertainment comes from the final message received compared to the original message sent.

Match Spear – Pick an object, bread roll or a left over piece of meat. Draw a line on the ground as far as you wish from the object. Throw an ordinary fire lighting MATCH at the object (as you would a spear not a dart!) without overstepping the line. Choose the winner judging by three throws or a hit.

Shoeking! – Sitting around the campfire on your camping chairs, everyone balance a shoe on his or her toes! The aim here is to flick the shoe backwards over your head! Not into the fire! The person who manages to throw the shoe the farthest over their head is declared the winner! Try it its so much fun!

Marshmallow Maverick – How many times can you roast a crust around a marshmallow on a stick in the fire, pulling the little crust off and roasting it again until there is NO marshmallow left? The record is 12 times, you will have to show us if you want us to believe that you can do it more times!

Have a ‘Mallow’ time around your campfire!


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Make Me Laugh Game 
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Chubby Bunny 
The chubby bunny game is so funny. One player at a time puts a marshmallow in their mouth then says "chubby bunny". They continue adding marshmallows …

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