Noosa – Fun Aussie Childhood Games – 13th March

Diving into Aussie childhood games at Pinaroo Park!

As midweek hits, a group of Lexis English students gathered, eager to embark on a journey into the heart of Australian childhood nostalgia. With laughter and excitement bubbling in the air, they were set to experience a unique Wednesday activity: immersing themselves in Aussie childhood party games. From sack races to egg and spoon competitions, the park transformed into a playground of Australian memories.

Paired up in teams of two, the students embarked on each game alongside their partner. Following a structured scoring system, they engaged in four timeless Aussie games, striving for victory. Ultimately, the team with the highest score would claim the grand prize awaiting them.

Exploring the Aussie Party Games:

Under the shade of towering gum trees, the students eagerly took to the various stations set up for classic Aussie party games. The first stop was the sack race—a test of agility and balance. A sack race or potato sack race is a competitive game in which participants place both of their legs inside a sack, usually potato sack, or pillow case that reaches their waist or neck and hop forward from a starting point toward a finish line. The first person to cross the finish line is the winner of the race.

With each hop and bound, laughter erupted, as some students found themselves mastering the art of sack racing with surprising finesse, while others stumbled in a tangled mess of burlap and giggles.

Aussie Party Games Wed1

Next on the agenda was the egg and spoon race—a quintessential game that requires delicate balance and a steady hand. Holding their spoons in front with carefully balanced eggs, the students navigated the course with determination and focus. Cheers erupted as some successfully reached the finish line without mishap, while others faced the inevitable challenge of eggshell casualties along the way.

Wed2 Wed3

The third game was another Aussie classic; three-legged races. A three-legged race is a running event involving pairs of participants running with the left leg of one runner strapped to the right leg of another runner. The objective is for the partners to beat the other contestant pairs to the finish line.

Laughter filled the air as they balanced coordination and speed, each team determined to reach the finish line first – some with a couple stumbles.

Wed4 Wed6

The final childhood game of the afternoon was waterbomb tossing. In this game, team members from the same team stand facing each other 1 metre apart and throw a water balloon to the other member on the opposite side – after every successful toss and catch, the team members each take a step backwards. Unfortunately, if the waterbomb breaks, that team is illuminated.

Wed7 Wed8With each game, bonds were forged, and friendships strengthened, as the shared experience of reliving childhood memories brought the group closer together. Beyond the joy and laughter, the Wednesday activity at Pinaroo Park offered valuable opportunities for cultural immersion and language practice. As students cheered each other on and communicated strategies for success, they found themselves engaging in spontaneous conversations, practicing English in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

No Aussie childhood party experience would be complete without the essential elements of party hats, soft drinks, and delightful lollie bags to take home as cherished mementos. These traditional touches added an extra layer of joy and nostalgia to the festivities, ensuring that the Lexis English students not only enjoyed the games but also indulged in the classic treats that have long been associated with Australian celebrations. As they sipped on their drinks, wore their colorful hats, and eagerly explored the contents of their lollie bags, the students experienced the true spirit of Aussie childhood bliss.

The winning team was of the 4 games was team Therik (Erik and Thays). Congratulations to this couple and we hope you like your prizes!


Not studying with us yet, but would like to?

Lexis Noosa delivers academic excellence in Australia’s most desirable study location where you can combine your studies with the great outdoors. Studying at Lexis Noosa is more than an experience, it’s a lifestyle! If you want more information on the courses that we offer, click here.

Share this: