7 Fun Games to Play Outside in the Summer

| June 26, 2017 | 24 Comments

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!

7 Games to Play Outside in the Summer

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 these games is generally very inexpensive. These games can make for a fun summer!

5. Frisbee

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

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Water Balloons

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 center 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.

7 Fun Games to Play Outside in the Summer

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?



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  1. Stephanie LaPlante says:

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

  2. Rebecca says:

    Definitely love the water balloon toss. We also enjoy playing some baseball or soccer

  3. Calvin F. says:

    Great ideas, I love water ballons and frisbees

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    These are all fun games to play outside and you don’t need any special equipment to play either!!

  5. Jonnie says:

    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.

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    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.

  7. AD says:

    Water balloon fights are the best! So are scavenger hunts and treasure hunts and geocaching.

  8. Brenda A says:

    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.

  9. Heidi Horne says:

    love these water balloons

  10. Kristi says:

    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.

  11. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This is a great list and my favorites were Hide and Seek and water balloons

  12. AD says:

    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.

  13. Linda Manns Linneman says:

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

  14. Brenda A says:

    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!

  15. LisaM says:

    Water balloons are awesome – and those new contraptions that let you fill dozens at once are amazing.

  16. HEIDI C. says:

    My kids love water balloons. They can keep them occupied for hours!

  17. Julie says:

    We love these fun summer games! Will have to try the The Washer Toss game out though!

  18. Laurie P says:

    Marco Polo never gets old! We do love water balloons too!

  19. Sally says:

    Great ideas! I’m trying to get my daughter outside more!

  20. Janet M says:

    We love to play imagination games in our treehouse and play games with balls.

  21. loriag says:

    Getting kids outside and playing is so important for their overall health.

  22. Nate says:

    so many fun games

  23. DebH says:

    Some of our neighbours play washer toss, need to figure it out.

  24. Stephanie Z says:

    These are all great ideas. My niece and nephew would love to play all of these games.

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