7 Fun Things To Do While Sitting Around A Campfire

Rilor Staff
Update: April 12, 2021
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Campfire camping conjures up images of cooking over a fire and roasting marshmallows, but campfires are also great for more than just munching food. Whether you are camping or simply sitting around a fire pit as the sun sets, campfires provide a great opportunity to connect with family and friends.

The next time you are planning an outdoor activity, think about adding a campfire so you can make the most of this fun activity. And of course, if you are looking for the things that you can do while you are fuzzy around a campfire, the following list will be a brilliant one. 

Fun Things To Do While Sitting Around A Campfire

For Kids

Sound Train

This game is a challenging and fun way to keep the kids busy on a long drive. The rules are fairly simple, and only the first few letters of the alphabet are in play, which means this is an excellent game for even the youngest of campers.

The rules are as follows: A person starts the alphabet by saying, "I love camping because of A… B…" The next person continues with "I love camping because B… C…" and then the third person says, "I love camping because of C… D…" and so on. The game continues until someone misses a letter or can't think of a word starting with the letter they are given.

20 Questions

For those who don't know, The 20 Questions is a game of knowledge on a particular subject. It can be played between two or more people, and the aim is to guess the object through a series of yes or no questions. The rules are simple and easy to follow, even for children. The first player asks a question that can be answered with a yes or no answer. The second player has to think of an object that fits the question and answers it with a yes or no. The first player then asks another question to guess the object. If the question is answered in the negative, the second player tries to think of another object and so on.

Name That Tune

Competing in a Name That Tune game is all about having fun. You certainly don't have to be musically trained to have a great time playing. But if you want to get started, you might want to play along with some of your favorite songs to familiarize yourself with the most common song structures. Even with a few songs to enjoy, you can play this game already. 

To make it kid-friendly, you can limit the songs to nursery rhymes. You can also expand your musical selection to popular music that even the young ones would have no trouble remembering. Of course, you should have an audio device that will help you play the tune that you want your kids to guess. If not, bring your favorite musical instrument, such as a guitar or ukulele, to the occasion.

For Teenagers

Truth Or Dare

The "Truth or Dare" game is a classic party game. It is also a common game for teenagers, in which players take turns asking each other questions or making them do dares.

The core of the game is for a player to have both the opportunity to tell the truth, or take a dare. Whenever a player is asked a question by the leader, he or she must answer truthfully or take a dare. In this game, dares are usually sexual in nature, thus making it a game of pranking people. But of course, you should veer away from these naughty dares, especially if you are with your family or if there are kids with you. 

If one person says that he or she opts to do a "dare," you can ask them to do hilarious and embarrassing things for fun. If they go to for "truth," you should ask them questions that you know they would hesitate to answer!


The Charades game is a fun and entertaining game that you can use to play with your friends or significant other. This game is ideal for a group of people sitting around the campfire, as it will get everyone involved and having fun. 

Charades is a game that is meant to be played in social gatherings, similar to the game Pictionary. Players have to act out different words or phrases without using any words or making any noise. It is a game that requires skill and helps to develop your acting abilities since you have to portray the words you are trying to act out without saying a word.

For Adults

Make Me Laugh

"Make me laugh" is an informal game played by a group of people, usually around a campfire or other sitting arrangement. In this game, one person tells a joke or funny story, and the rest of the group has to keep a straight face while hearing it. No one is allowed to laugh or smile, nor are they allowed to indicate that they think the joke is funny in any way, even though eye contact or raised eyebrows. If anyone laughs or gives away that they think it is funny, the person who told the joke wins, and the other people must pay up.

Drink, Drink, Shot

The Two Truths and a Lie game is a great way to make campfire conversation more fun and interesting. No matter if you are at your family reunion or on a date, this game works great. Here's how it works. Everyone writes down two true things about themselves and one lie. Then we go around the room, and each person tells a story or says something about themselves, ending with "Is that true or a lie?"

If you fail in answering correctly, you will take a drink. Continue this game, and everybody in the campfire will certainly burst in laughter and excitement!

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