how to play umbrella game

how to play umbrella game

How to Play the Umbrella Game

Materials Needed to Play

  • 1 or more umbrellas
  • Any number of players
  • A wide, open space


  • Choose one person to be the umbrella owner.
  • The umbrella owner holds the umbrella open above their head and stands in the center of the playing area.
  • The other players form a circle around the umbrella owner.
  • The umbrella owner tosses the umbrella up and the players try to catch the umbrella. The player who catches the umbrella becomes the new umbrella owner.
  • The new umbrella owner stands in the center of the circle and repeats Steps 4 until no one can catch the umbrella.

Tips for Playing

  • Add variations to keep the game interesting. For example, name different colors for players to catch and provide a point system for each color.
  • To make the game more challenging, have the circle get smaller each round.
  • For more relaxed play, allow each person to hold the umbrella when they catch it until it’s their turn to throw it.


The Umbrella Game is a simple and fun game to play outdoors with a group of friends. It’s a great activity for a warm day and is sure to provide hours of entertainment for all players.



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