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7 Fun Games to Play Outside in the Summer

Are you looking for some fun games to play with your kids outdoors? Fortunately, there are a number of fun games that you can play outdoors! Here are 7 Fun Games to Play Outside in the Summer!


Fun Kids Games To Play Outside

1. Hide and Seek

This is a classic game that your kids are bound to enjoy playing. When playing outside, it’s best to create some safety rules (e.g. stay in the backyard, keep away from traffic).

2. Simon Says

Little children will love to play Simon Says outside this summer! You can take turns playing “Simon”.

3. Marco Polo

Although this game can be played at any time, it’s a lot of fun if you have a pool. One person will close their eyes and the other person will say “Marco.” The person with their eyes open will say “Polo” to help them determine their location. This cycle will continue until “Marco” finds “Polo”.

4. Volleyball or badminton

The equipment for volleyball or badminton are generally very inexpensive. These games can make for a fun summer!

5. Frisbee

Frisbees are also very inexpensive game and can be a lot of fun for your child to play this summer.

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6. Water balloons

On a hot day of summer, fill up some balloons with water and toss them around. Your kids will get a fun surprise when a water balloon breaks on them!

7. The Washer Toss game

It’s very challenging as each player or team takes turns tossing washers into a box that has a cylinder centre cup. Washers landing in the box get one point, washers landing in the cup are worth three points. The first player or team to reach 21 points wins the game.

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These are just some Fun Games to Play Outside in the Summer! Playing any of these games this summer can create lifetime memories for both you and your children.

What are you favourite outdoor games to play with your kids?


Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Oh those were the days. I remember playing all of these as a little girl. Another one was Capture the Flag.

  2. Water balloons are always so much fun! We got a lawn dart set at Costco a few weeks ago and are having lots of fun with it. They are safe now without anything sharp. I remember how dangerous they were back when I was a kid.

  3. My grandchildren love playing with water in the summer months, when it’s nice and warm. so they’d love the water balloons for sure.

  4. I deeply miss the nights of hide and seek from my childhood. My entire class lived within a few blocks and we had epic games! I wish kids played like that these days.

  5. I love all the ideas. I agree that volleyball or badminton can be a lot of fun, I loved playing it outdoors as a kid.

  6. We love geocaching in the summer; its like a treasure hunt and teaches the kiddos some good lessons about reading maps, finding their bearings and just being creative and adaptable.

  7. These are some great ideas. Some of these I haven’t thought about in years. My grandchildren will love this. Thank you

  8. My kids joined Ultimate Frisbee this summer and they are loving it! Such a fun game and those that are into it are REALLY into it. It’s a little funny how dedicated some of these families are! And the outfits….nuts!


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