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!
Frisbees are also very inexpensive game and can be a lot of fun for your child to play this summer.
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.
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.
Oh those were the days. I remember playing all of these as a little girl. Another one was Capture the Flag.
Definitely love the water balloon toss. We also enjoy playing some baseball or soccer
Great ideas, I love water ballons and frisbees
These are all fun games to play outside and you don’t need any special equipment to play either!!
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.
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.
Water balloon fights are the best! So are scavenger hunts and treasure hunts and geocaching.
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.
love these water balloons
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.
This is a great list and my favorites were Hide and Seek and water balloons
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.
These are some great ideas. Some of these I haven’t thought about in years. My grandchildren will love this. Thank you
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!
Water balloons are awesome – and those new contraptions that let you fill dozens at once are amazing.
My kids love water balloons. They can keep them occupied for hours!
We love these fun summer games! Will have to try the The Washer Toss game out though!
Marco Polo never gets old! We do love water balloons too!
Great ideas! I’m trying to get my daughter outside more!
We love to play imagination games in our treehouse and play games with balls.
Getting kids outside and playing is so important for their overall health.
so many fun games
Some of our neighbours play washer toss, need to figure it out.
These are all great ideas. My niece and nephew would love to play all of these games.