There seems to be study after study, advocating outdoor time for kids. Experts suggest a correlation to everything from better overall health, to lower anxiety to better eyesight. While we would prefer if our kids spontaneously wanted to play outside, getting outside and enjoying it takes practice. We’ve compiled this list of outdoor games for kids that parents can employ to help encourage independent outdoor play. Some of these you will recognize as your own childhood outdoor games with your neighborhood friends, others are new to this generation. If we missed any of your favorites, leave us a comment and we’ll share with the community.
For more ideas, Check out our Giant Inside Games List and our Ideas for Physical Games for Kids. Many of the games in both of these lists — like Duck, Duck Goose — can be easily converted to outdoor games. The indoor balloon games could be brought outside and turned into water balloons.
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Outdoor Games for Preschool & Kindergarten
1. DOGGY, DOGGY, WHERE'S YOUR BONE
In this game, the child who is the Doggy turns around while someone steals his “bone”. The bone can be any object, but with smaller kids using a toy bone might make it easier to understand. When the Doggy turns around, all the children attempt to look guilty while Doggy guesses who stole the bone. With little ones, let them guess until they pick the right person, then it’s the next child’s turn to be doggy. If you are playing with older kids, you can add a limit to guesses.
2. MOTHER MAY I
In Mother May I, the Mother stands with her back turned and grants or denies requests to move forward. This game works best with kids too young to realize the inherent unfairness of this game. Mother may have her back turned, but she probably knows everyone by voice. Therefore, she really decides who is going to win. If Mother is an adult and the kids are little, it can be a fun game to practice counting. Another option is to purchase the “Mother May I” Ball to add an element of chance to the game.
3. Sidewalk Picasso
Get some Sidewalk Chalk and let your inner artist take over. Start this activity on your own and pretty soon every kid around will be drawing and you can sneak off to get some housework done. You can find directions for making homemade sidewalk chalk online, but I question if this is actually cheaper than just hitting the dollar store.
4. Digging for Dinosaurs
Bury Toy Dinosaur Bones (or any other toy really) and let your kids dig them out. My kids did this with little cars at a touch-a-truck event once; it was their favorite part of the experience.
5. SCAVENGER HUNTS
You can find all sorts of backyard scavenger hunt checklists online. However, making your own has several benefits. 1) You can customize it to your yard; 2) You can get bigger kids involved in the creation; and 3) You are teaching your kids to create their own outdoor games by example. Gianna shows you how to create your own treasure hunt here.
6. Water Play
You can facilitate this two ways:
- Go elaborate with a permanent play table; or
- Go cheap with a plastic tub you already own.
Either way, let them benefit from water play without the mess on the bathroom floor!
Like with water play, it can be fun to buy a cute Gardening Tool Set so your kids can feel like a grown up gardener.
However, a package of beans and a plot or pot of dirt is all they really need.
Don’t worry if nothing grows in the toddler years; there will be future years for that.
8. Hula Hoop
Preschool? Really? I’m as surprised as you by this. But my 2-year-old loves to hula hoop and she’s surprisingly good at it. This is a game that can grow with your kids. My tot loves hula hooping with her middle school sister.
Need I say more? Whether you buy your bubbles by the gallon or make your bubbles, you have to do bubbles!
10. Crayon Rubbings
You have probably done this at some point in your life. Peal an old crayon, then take a sheet of paper, set it on a surface with an interesting texture, and rub the crayon over the paper. With various colors and shapes, kids can make their own unique design.
Outdoor Party Games and Games for Groups of Children
This game of tag involves an Octopus who is IT and fish who need to get from one end of the yard to the other without being tagged. Once tagged, kids have to stay in place and try to tag others as they pass. Ziggity Zoom offers the same basic rules that I remember from my childhood with a little rhyme that we didn’t have in my neighborhood. This game is more fun with more kids. It can be played with older and younger kids, but grade school kids will like it the best.
12. Simon Says
Simon tells the other players what to do using the phrase, “Simon Says”. If he does not use that phrase and a player does what he says, they are out. Last player standing is the next Simon. This game can be played all the way into adulthood by increasing the speed and difficulty of the commands, but it is a great game to start with preschool and early grade school kids to teach them how to follow directions. You can buy an Electronic Simon Says Parachute Game which adds the fun of playing with a parachute.
13. Capture the Flag
This classic outdoor game is best for a larger group of kids. Kids divide into two opposing teams and attempt to capture each other’s flags and bring it back to home base without being caught by an opposing team member on the other team’s territory. Any of these outdoor games should be able to be played with items you can find around the house.
14. Ghosts in the Graveyard
This game has a lot of different rule variations. It was a favorite in my neighborhood growing up. Whoever was the ghost would hide while the rest of the children counted from 1 o’clock to midnight. The kids would then link arms and walk around the house chanting “Star light, star bright, hope I see a ghost tonight” until the ghost popped out. At that point, it is a straight game of tag. The ghost has to try to tag someone before they make it back to safety. The first person tagged or the last to safety is the next ghost.
15. Hide-and-Go-Seek or Hide-and-Go-Seek-In-The-Dark
While grade school is the best age for this fun outdoor game, with a little help for parents, the younger ones can join in. We went through a phase in college where we played hide-and-go-seek-in-the-dark every weekend, so there is no top age, either. One person is IT and counts to whatever number the participants agree on, while the others hide. Last one found gets to be IT next. Flashlights are a fun addition when playing in the dark.
16. Kick the Can
Although it is THE classic game, I’ve never played Kick the Can, so forgive me if I summarize these rules incorrectly. You can find them here. The person who is IT has to guard a can while those hiding try to run out and kick it. If IT catches a hider, they go to jail. The last person out of jail is the next IT.
17. Michelangelo's Madhouse
I’ve heard this silly game called by other names. Whoever is Michelangelo takes each of the other players by the hands and spins around with them several times before letting them go. Each player than freezes as they land. This part doesn’t really affect the outcome of the game, so kids can “fall” as silly as they want. After each statue is set, Michelangelo walks through his madhouse trying to get the other players to laugh without touching them. The first to giggle (or if you prefer, the last) is the next Michelangelo.
18. Mother Says
Mother says is a bit like Mother May I. However, instead of each player asking permission to move. Mother will say something like, “Mother Says each child wearing red may take 2 steps toward me”. Or “Mother says each child with brown hair may take two steps back.” Just like with Mother May I, you can still see how Mother can cheat for her friends here, but it’s a little fairer than the original game.
19. Races of Every Kind
There are so many ways kids can race from one side of the yard to the other: one legged, three legged, backwards, crab walk, fastest, slowest, middlest? Let your kids take turns calling out the race style.
20. Weeping Angels
Okay, this game is really called “Red Light, Green Light”, but Doctor Who fans will see the similarity to everyone’s favorite not-so-scary aliens more than some traffic lights. In this game, kids can only move when the person who is IT has their back turned. If IT is looking, you have to freeze. If IT catches you moving, you have to go back to the start. The first person to touch IT is the next IT.
Fun Outdoor Boredom Busters for One Child
21. Backyard Ninja Warrior Course or Obstacle Course
If you search for ideas, you’ll find that designs for these backyard systems can be complicated and outside the building skills of most adults, much less kids. But I think if you combine playground, fitness and sports equipment you already own or have access to with the goals of the age-old President’s Physical Fitness Challenge, you could come up with a course kids could build on all year.
22. Dog Training
Use your Ninja Warrior course to train Fido? Or check out a dog training book from the library. This obviously requires the right child and dog combination and maybe some supervision. You know your kids and dogs best.
23. Reading in the Wild
Reading outside is one of the simplest of solitary pleasures. Summer is a great time to start a new book series or participate in a summer reading program.
24. Sports Drills
This outdoor activity will depend on your child’s current interests. We found a video we liked at the library with Backyard Baseball Drills. Drills are a good way to improve sports skills when your child is alone.
25. Science Experiments
After a few too many “experiments” that were basically mixture of random pantry items left for me to clean up, I decided to borrow Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House (by local favorite Liz Heinecke) from the library. The first activity that caught my kids’ attention was one where you drop Mentos into pop. Absolutely one of the outdoor games!
26. Learn to Juggle
A child can learn the basics of juggling in an afternoon and build on that skill all summer. Find instructional videos on YouTube and use old tennis balls or buy a juggling kit here.
26. Bird-Watching or Urban Animal Safari7
28. Tennis, Anyone?
Our neighborhood park’s tennis courts have a practice wall. A garage door may also make a good practice wall. Either way, one person can play tennis alone against a wall. We pick up used rackets and tennis balls at the thrift store.
Although it can be played with others. Hopscotch is a good game to play by yourself. You don’t have to wait your turn and you can keep practicing until you get things right. Housing a Forest offers 25 different ways to play Hopscotch.
I know this isn’t necessarily a “fun” outdoor game, but it needs to be said. The proper response when a kid tells you they are bored is a chore list – unless you like being their cruise director of life. However, no one says chores need to be all work. Challenge them to a potato peeling contest or offer a trip to the zoo if they help you finish your list. If this works for you, please let me know your techniques.
Backyard Games To Play With A Jump Rope
32. Snake Bite or Helicopter
This game was recommended by my 7-year-old son as Snake Bite and my 11-year-old daughter as Helicopter. One person stands in the center and spins the jump rope around on the ground. The players have to jump the rope as it comes around. If the rope hits you, you are out. The last person standing is the next helicopter (or snake).
33. Water Jumping
This game is a bit like the game above, except the “it” person isn’t trying to get the others out. Instead they spin the rope while each of the others jumps five times with a cup of water. Whoever has the most water at the end of their five jumps wins.
34. Chinese Jump Rope
Here is another activity you can learn on YouTube. The jumps are more complex than simple jump rope, but still something small kids can learn easily enough. You may want to purchase a special Chinese Jump Rope. They look a little stretchier, but you could also do it with a long jump rope tied around the legs of two chairs.
35. MAKE A PULLEY SYSTEM
My kids love doing this. They tie one end of a jump rope to a basket or bucket and toss the other end over a branch. Then they pull things up and down. There is no point to this game but that is the beauty of imagination. They can spend hours with this game. If you want to be fancy, buy an actual Pulley System and mount it above your sandbox; but I like the impromptu jump rope system better.
36. TUG OF WAR
For Tug of War, you’ll need two or more kids. Teams stand an equal distance from the center line and try to pull the other team across the line. This definitely outdoor game can be dangerous and supervision is advised.
With three players, kids can play limbo with a taut jump rope or a broom. Each round the rope goes a little lower until the player falls while trying to go under. A variation for bigger kids is to play on skates. Just be careful not to clothesline anyone.
38. Jump Rope Races
If you have the space, jumpers can line up and race at the same time. If not, use a Stopwatch to time jumpers.
39. Double Dutch
Double Dutch is played with two ropes, two rope twirlers who turn the ropes in opposite directions, and one or more rope skippers. Played right, this is a team sport as everyone has to work together for success. Learning to work together rhythmically can be a summer-long pursuit.
40. Jump Rope Tag or Cat and Mouse
This outdoor game is played with four kids: two players and two rope twirlers. The mouse starts the game by jumping into the spinning rope and doing a certain number of jumps. The cat has to follow, doing the same amount of jumps while the mouse runs around the twirlers to re-enter the rope. The cat chases the mouse around. The cat can tag the mouse whenever the mouse is not jumping or when the mouse makes a mistake in the ropes.
Ball Games Best Played Outside
All of the outdoor games for balls can be played with a simple playground ball.
41. Dodge Ball
I never liked this game as a kid, but I love playing with my kids. The goal is to hit your opponents with the ball while dodging being hit yourself. If you catch a ball that has been thrown at you, the thrower is out. This is a fast paced game and with common sense rules agreed on (ie: no aiming at the head), it has been pretty safe for us.
The playground version of baseball is kickball. Instead of hitting the ball with a bat, the player kicks it. Unlike baseball, you can get someone out by beaming them with a ball. Otherwise the rules and the setup is very much the same as baseball.
A playground ball is bouncy, so you could play a regular game of basketball with it, but you can definitely play HORSE (or SPUD if you want the game to go faster). Players take turns trying to make shots. If someone makes a basket, all the other players have to make the same shot form the same spot or get a letter. Whoever gets all the letters in HORSE first, is out. This game can be played serious or silly.
44. Four Square
Four square is played with four kids and a square made out of four smaller squares. However, if you have only two players, we played “two-square” on a half-court. You can find the rules here, but this amusing video was a better refresher for me.
45. Piggy in the Middle
The object of the game is for the players to keep the player in the middle from getting the ball. They have to keep tossing it to each other while the player in the middle attempts to catch the ball. Once he catches a ball, the throwing player is in the middle. With younger kids, you could take turns and put a time limit on the time in the middle.
46. Gaga Ball
We recently learned this game when we visited Base Camp. It is meant to be played in a pit, but you can probably adapt it for a defined area. This game is like dodge ball, but played with the ball mostly on the ground. You only get out if you are hit below the knee with the ball. The official rules and directions are here.
While bowling sets are pretty inexpensive, this game can be made with a playground ball and 10 plastic bottles. Use the sidewalk as your bowling alley and the grass as your gutters.
Soccer or a scaled back version of it can be practiced with a playground ball. Maybe just work on dribbling and stealing and kicking goals.
49. Angry Birds
My kids (and I’m sure countless other kids) created this game based on the phone game. They build a tower – either of blocks or rocks and hide a toy pig behind it. The other kid has to try to knock down the tower with the ball. Learn from my kids and get out of the way after you build your tower — especially if it’s made of rocks.
50. Don't Drop the Ball
Remember that episode of Friends, The One With The Ball, when they kept a ball in the air for hours? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your kids did this… for hours… outside? It’s worth a try.
Outdoor Nature Play
51. Chase Fireflies
52. Run through the Sprinkler
This may be one of the most classic outdoor games to play. What kid doesn’t love to run through the sprinkler (at least once) on a summer day? Don’t have a sprinkler? Make one by duct-taping a pop bottle to the hose and punching holes in it.
53. Study the Ecosystem Under A Stepping Stone
This is an easy one. Pick up a rock, a log or anything that has sat in one place long enough to kill the grass and see what is living underneath. We’ve found centipedes, millipedes, worms, slugs, roly polies (aka armadillidiidae) and spiders. Rather than making a big deal about this with my bigger kids, I simply lifted a rock while working outside and called them over to see all the cool bugs underneath, but you start with a book about bugs then go out and look.
54. Raise Monarchs from Eggs or Caterpillars
I’m usually all about the do-it-yourself, but after a horrifying experience with a larvae parasite, I would recommend purchasing a monarch kit or harvesting the eggs instead of the caterpillars. If you do decide to go forward with gathering your own this article from Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle gives valuable information on how to avoid common parasites, diseases and predators.
55. Raise Pollywogs into Frogs or Toads
We once harvested tadpoles from my sister’s pond and raised them into tree frogs. They all escaped into our basement and we never saw any of them again. I recommend setting this experiment up outside. If you can’t find a local source, kits are available for purchase, but do this with caution as you don’t want to release an invasive species into our environment.
56. Climb a Tree
This is an outdoor childhood activity I took for granted. We had a great climbing tree in my front yard and my whole neighborhood was up there sometimes. My kids are in constant search of good climbing trees. Every kid needs to get up in a tree sometimes.
57. Watch Clouds
I think that watching clouds and making up stories about them should be on everyone’s summer outdoor games checklist – kid or grown up.
For kids who want to add some science, keep a Cloudspotting Journal to learn what different types of clouds look like and what they may forecast in the weather. The Minnesota DNR offers this FREE 5-page, full color Young Naturalists study guide in PDF format.
Find more FREE Young Naturalist guides from the Minnesota DNR here. These are a great way to encourage nature play.
58. Roll Down A Hill
59. Splash in Mud Puddles
I have a wonderful memory of my kids all going out and playing in the mud after a rainstorm. They looked like swamp creatures, my kitchen and bathtub were destroyed, but they had the best time.
60. Skip Rocks
If you are out near a lake or river (and no one is fishing nearby), skipping rocks is practically a law. Or if you are challenged like me, just throw them in for the big splash. If you have trouble finding your own skipping stones or you want to include your dog in the fun. You can actually buy reusable floating skipping stones. Make sure you are in a safe wading area.
10 Dollar Store Items to Encourage Outdoor Play
The next time you are visiting a dollar store, look for these items to encourage outdoor fun:
2. Jump Ropes
5. Sandbox Toys
6. Balloons to Fill with Water
7. Hula Hoops
8. Pool Noodles
9. Magnifying Glass
10. Cheap Beach Balls
PRINT THE OUTDOOR GAMES LIST
Want to hang this list on your refrigerator or pack it in your picnic basket? We created a printable PDF of these games. Please use this list for personal use only. Do not distribute it or share it on your own websites without first requesting our permission.
For more details on any of these activities, follow our corresponding Pinterest Board.
Your turn. What were your favorite childhood outdoor games? Leave us a comment.
108 thoughts on “60 Fun Outdoor Games for Kids”
So weird. I was just searching for information about this stuff and you popped up. You must be doing something right. Thanks by the way, this really answered some questions I was throwing around in the back of my mind.
Thanks for checking us out, Janice. What kind of questions were you throwing around? Were you trying to remember games from your childhood? That was my favorite part about gathering this information – remembering playing these games as a kid. If you are still looking for more ideas, we suggest 45+ Fun Physical Activities for Kids of All Ages. We have more ideas there.
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Really nice blog, My kids love to play football from minikicks.org best soccer training school in the UK.
We have some similar programs here in the Twin Cities. One of our favorites is Lil Kickers. But don’t you think its great just to let them loose in the backyard to play for the joy of it?
Nice ideas. In summer hot weather it will great fun for kids. Really great fun ideas for toddlers. Kids generally love to play with water. So This pool games for kids must be great fun.
We tried to keep the water activities down to things families can do with only a small plastic pool or a sprinkler. We hope you have some fun with all of these ideas this summer.
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These games are so lame and broing i mostly played these dumb games
Thanks for your feedback, Jazlynn. What kind of games would you consider less lame and boring?
I always want my child to play outdoor games but as usual, they are busy with their video games or TV. I’ll share with the blog link with them as well as the post is well researched and well-written.hope it will encourage them to get rid of this bad habits.
Cool. It looks like you have your own list of outdoor activities as well. Good luck with the video game detox. We have the same isseus.
My children love Bubbles, Water games, and Gardening. Anyway thanks for the great list. I will teach them some from your list.
Bubbles, water games and gardening are the BEST outdoor games! Have fun learning the new games together.
Amazing idea. Kids love to play in outdoor. I think Kids will like it so much. It’s a great fun to spend summer for kids. I like it so much. I want provide water activities for my kids fun. Thank for such a nice ideas. Really nice blog.
What a great collection, you could also try giant garden games such as snakes and ladders, which is great fun for all!
Thanks. Those are great ideas.
Wow! Nice ideas! Kids loved to play. Thanks for collection of such a nice games ideas. Kids must loved to play this games. Thanks for sharing with us.
Thanks Rosa. Your article looks great, too.
This is a great list. I really loved it.
Exactly. Turn off the video games and get outside!
Wow such a long list of games to play with kid’s. I remember when my grandmother ask me to play game with her and she tricks me and instead of playing anything I have to help her in Gardening, but that was fun. Spending time with her and listen to her fairy tale stories was such a great thing to do. I’m also planning to trick my nephews with this trick. lol….
Ha Ha. Good luck with that, Leona. 🙂
Great list of things to do with kids! Definitely brought back my own favorite childhood memories!
Thanks Jen! We’re glad you liked them.
Some really nice suggestion poured in this post by you. Thanks ?
Thank you, Peter. Which is your favorite?
what are some games to play with special ed people?
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Very Helpful..keep up the good work
Thank you, Meek.
This is a GREAT list of outdoor activities. Really brought back memories from our childhood!
We are so glad you liked these, Nathan. Did we miss any that you love?
These fun outdoor games are suitable for kids, and they can improve their skills a lot with these games. I will try to include a few of these games at the birthday party that I am going to organize soon.
Let us know how it goes, Greg. We’d love to hear which games are your favorites.
Its very nice blog. Thanks for sharing such great information for me. I hope you will share some more information about outdoor games for kids Please keep sharing!
Thank you Aahhotep. What is your favorite outdoor game?
A great list of sports you have mentioned above. Along with these games, I want to add some more sports like Washers Game, cornhole game, disc golf, etc. People of all ages can play these games and it is great fun to play these games with our family and friends in the backyard or on the beach.
Ultimate Frisbee is also a great sport each must try.
Rest, a great article and keep sharing such informative posts on a regular basis.
Thank you, Eliza:
Those are all great outdoor games that didn’t get mentioned here, although Tom covered most of them in his article 45+ Fun Physical Activities for Kids of All Ages.
you have great contents and amazing pictures. It was fun reading your contents.
Thank you, Igbudu.
that was really good to know about. I will be looking to learn more about it.
Thank you, Roy Jason. We encourage everyone to learn more about the outdoors.
This is really very good article for us. Thank you very much for sharing this awesome article.
Thank you, Pogo. I bet I know your favorite outdoor activity!
Your ideas are really amazing. Young kids love to play outdoor. I think Kids will like it so much. It’s great fun to spend summer with kids. I like it so much. I want to provide water activities for my kid’s fun. Thank for such a nice idea. Really nice blog.
Thank you, buddy!
These Outdoor Activities for Kids are really awesome because nowadays children are becoming lazy due to the smart devices and games which are available in the smart devices. But that went outside they will get some physical exercises that may help them to get healthy.
Thank you, Kiera.
We love these games, too. Although, I don’t think it is fair to call an entire generation lazy. My kids have to work much harder in school than I did. We set them up for the lifestyle they lead. We hope these games are part of a bigger transformation of how we, as a society, raise children and what are expectations are for them.
Thanks for sharing such a great post,
As I am very fond of tourism and have a great interest in such activities like desert safari, dune buggy, camel rock tour, off-road driving, quad biking, and Special Events. I hope you will post more about tourism.
Thank you, Sharjah. What outdoor games go best with your travels? Your kids are so lucky to have been able to do all of that.
I highly appreciate your hard-working skills as the post you published have some great information which is quite beneficial for me, I hope you will post more like that in the future
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You could add Truth Or Dare:
Rules are that one person ask to another person truth or dare and they pick one or the other and If it’s dare then you dare them to do something, It can be really fun
We play it a lot, Outside or Inside
You are right, Boss! That is a good one. A lot of the games on our Indoor Games List work great outside and some of our outdoor games can be modified to play indoors!
Nowadays, children are becoming lazy due to the smart devices and games which are available in their phones,ipads & gaming consoles. It’s really up to us on how are we going to engage them and make them realize how games and activities at home can be fun. I’ve read this good article on language activities and games you can do as a family at home.
I would disagree that children are becoming lazy, but I agree that language games are a fun way to engage kids and parents are responsible for instilling the values they find important.
Thanks for sharing the outdoor games,
Thank you, Kash. I ‘m glad you enjoyed them.
A great list of sports for kids you have mentioned in the blog. I actually love to play disc golf, cornhole game, washers game like sports with the kids. It is a great fun to play these games.
Thanks Eliza. You mentioned these games in November, too. Have you had a chance to check out the disc golf courses in parks around town? And we recently learned that Black Haw Park in Eagan has permanent corn hole boards. I hope you can get your family out to some of these this summer.
Nice ideas. In summer hot weather it will great fun for kids. Kids generally love to play with outdoor games. Honestly I find this concept really cool. it’s really good for spend some quality time with our beloved ones. But in this situation Online games is realy safe because is COVID 19.. All people in Quaratine and there are different activities to fight against COVID 19.
Thanks for that opinion, Daniyal. I think our kids are pretty safe in our backyards or social distancing at local parks. I’m tired of pasty white kids who play too many online games.
Waow.. this has actually relief me of some thought on how my cousins will enjoy this vacation by engaging themselves with various sport and also will be memorial one for them. i really the Backyard Ninja Warrior Course and am sure it gonna be fun.
Let us know how your Ninja Warrior Course works out Stanley. We would love to hear real-world experiences. The Pinterest pics always look really cool!
Waow.. this has actually relief me of some thought on how my cousins will enjoy this vacation by engaging themselves with various sport and also will be memorial one for them. i really the Backyard Ninja Warrior Course and am sure it gonna be fun.
That is awesome Robert. I would love to hear how your backyard ninja course goes. We never get very elaborate, but my kids have fun with anything we do.
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Thank you. We’re glad you enjoyed it.
I am glad that you shared this article. The topic is very useful to all the readers. I appreciate this very much. Great work.
Thank you. We’re glad you found it useful.
Loved reading this blog. Particularly liked the scavenger hunt idea. Apart from the benefits you’ve mentioned, it is an activity where a child can be both physically and mentally active. Also, if there are teams, it teaches kids social skills too. Wonderful suggestions to keep kids engaged and active.
Those are really good points, Logan. We love to hear about the side benefits of play!
Interesting article Joy! Playgrounds are not just fun for children. Adults have a great time too, socializing with other parents or just getting more of nature and some fresh air. Chain tag is a great teambuilding game that kids love to play.
Thanks, Paul. Chain Tag is a good addition to our outdoor arsenal!
Hey.. This is the best collection of outdoor games. This article reminds my childhood memory and i will share this amazing stuff with my friends. So we can talk about our childhood memories. Keep sharing!
Thanks Gayle. I hope you and your friends get a chance to play the games together. Wouldn’t that make a great reunion?
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The outdoor game you have shared is so cool. I hope my kids will enjoy those. Also, we have make sure about the safety of the kids by wearing them with proper saftey goods.
Thank you, Surain. Do your kids have a favorite outdoor game?
Amazing. Your blog is really full of innovative ideas. I have 7 & 2 years old two sons, they love outdoor games. Mostly they love ride games like the bike, cycle, scooter, these things. Every time they want a new ride. It’s becoming tough to go outside in this pandemic. Though during pandemics I always buy them from beleevDOTcom, an online shop, it’s becoming expensive. Your ideas will save me money. 🙂 Thank you.
Thank you, Nusrat. I love that you are finding some ideas for fun. I hope things start to open back up for your soon. Being stuck at home is hard on kids.
thank you for their topic
Thank you! I hope you found it useful.
Joy, you have fantastic ideas! Outdoor games are an excellent way for young children to develop social skills while also exploring their surroundings. I believe it is critical to install equipment that is both colorful and safe for children to use, as this encourages them to use it without fear.
These are good thoughts, Paul. I prefer a more sedated color scheme for my backyard, but we definitely are more attracted to the more colorful parks.
The best thing about outdoor equipment’s is that it is environment friendly. It gives you no headaches in terms of utility bills. The Gym equipment’s are very powerful and doesn’t require much maintenance. Undergoing rigorous workout sessions is not the only way to get your fitness goals achieved. You can achieve your fitness goals through outdoor gym equipment’s.
Right! And sometimes you don’t need any gear at all! Nothing beats getting outside!
Thanks for sharing this informative article.these are bestest outdoor games for children.these type of games are very benefical for children.thanks for sharing this informative info.i really want that my children play these outdoor games instead of video games on mobile………….
Thank you, Ketty. They are fun, aren’t they!
yes they are………….
These games are helpful for kids. here is such a long list of games to play with kids. Outdoor games are an excellent way for young children to develop social skills while also exploring their surroundings. .love your ideas.
We totally agree and we are glad you approve.
Joy, that was quite a list! Children need to be active all through the day. Encouraging outdoor play helps them to catch some fresh air and discover more about their surroundings. Hands-on learning and local surrounding engage children’s senses. Although the list provided is impressive, my favorite childhood pastimes were climbing trees and playing soccer.
Yes! Climbing Trees should have been on this list. And Soccer is another good one. Thanks for the suggestions, Noah!
ARTICLE IS AWESOME. THESE TYPES OF GAMES ARE VERY HELPFUL FOR KIDS. I REALLY APPERICIATE YOUR EFFORTS.
Thank you, John!
Amazing ideas! I really appreciate you taking your time to create this blog. I believe it’s always good to encourage children to do outdoor activities. It is important, especially now with so many children constantly on electronics. And since we all needed to adjust to the new normal due to the pandemic, this shouldn’t stop us from introducing them into doing some outdoor activities. You can always turn your backyard into a little playground. Just get them a set of fun activities to do in the comfort of your home.
Thank you, Scott.
Thank you for sharing, I would like to know more how I can keep make my children fun. Keep sharing amazing content of yours.
Thank you, Merdeka. We hope you get to try some of these outdoor games with your children.
Joy, that was an astonishing list! Outdoor sports are essential for the development of youngsters. Running and chasing can improve physical fitness, agility, and stamina. On the other hand, jumping and running help increase bone density, muscle groups, and stability. Climbing aids in the development of coordination, balance, and strength. The best part is that kids may take in fresh air and sunlight while playing outside, which has medical benefits for both the body and the mind.
Thank you, Logan. Those are all good benefits of playing outside.