What do little 6 year olds like to do?

This summer I have my first summer job. I'm a camp counselor for a day camp. Problem is, they're 6, and I'm basically their teacher, and I need some ideas to do with them. I've always been the youngest of 6 kids, so I've never had to babysit or anything. Any ideas? Games, activities, any idea is welcome. Other than Red Light, Green Light, I got nothing.

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    6-year-olds enjoy coloring, painting, playing/making things with clay or play-doe as well as other arts-&-crafts, playing ball/catch, playing tag & playing hide-&-go-seek (be careful here that you don't lose any of your 6-year-olds when they hide too well). They also enjoy a good story from a good story-teller (don't tell stories that are too scary though). Bird-watching & Star-gazing are a couple more ideas which might interest them. Oh!- and I almost forgot. . .bouncing on the bed & having a pillow-fight (at the same time)- if that's allowed at camp though, as sometimes the pillows won't survive the battle.

    Source(s): Thinking back in time when I was 6- and this was a loooong time ago. Anyway, those are just some suggestions/ideas.
  • Liz
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Try to tire them out as quickly as possible. Hide and seek, dancing to fun music, tag, spin around in circles until you fall over. Things like that. Give them a box and they'll hide in it. Just nothing too competitive or the tears will flow. After they're worn out, try some arts and crafts.

  • Arts and crafts, make a treasure hunt, hide stuff all over, divide the kids into groups and then give each group a map (an easy one) and the team who finds the most things are the winners.




  • Arts and crafts are a great way to keep them busy for a while.

    Puppet shows.

    Stand still statues. (a backyard game)

    Ring toss.

    Bean bag throw.

    Bug catching. (maybe get some containers and a magnifying glass so they can see what they caught)

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  • 1 decade ago

    They love to do the following


    *finger paint


    *movies-bring some from home

    *music- six yr olds love High School Musical

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    can't remember when you were six? lets see......kickball, hide n seek, tug of war, waterballoon fights, dogdeball, campfires w/ marshmellows, hiking w/ hiking sticks

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    relay races,finger painting,coloring,stuff like that.

  • 1 decade ago

    Give em an airsoft gun and bull eye. you dont have to the work

  • 1 decade ago

    finger paint!

  • 1 decade ago

    play doh

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