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14 Outdoor Games for Kids

Summer means more time outdoors to play and enjoy the beautiful sunny days! To keep your kids enjoying the outdoors more this summer, we’ve created a collection of fun outdoor games for kids! You’ll find activities, ideas, games and more to get you ready for summer!

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Let’s get started sharing these fun ideas and outdoor games for kids!

14 Outdoor Games for Kids


DIY Garden Tic Tac Toe Game | A Mom’s Take
Take this classic game outdoors with a cute garden art idea.


Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe | One Creative Mommy
See if you can land a tic-tac-toe with this frisbee challenge.


Water Balloon Painting | Parenting Chaos
Try a creative spin on painting using water balloons!

Spray Chalk | Growing a Jeweled Rose
Give a whole new spin of playing with chalk this summer.


Pool Noodle Games | Mission: To Save
Re-purpose those pool noodles to create fun backyard games.


How to Make a Treasure Map | A Mom’s Take
Go on an adventure in your own backyard with a treasure hunt!


DIY Lawn Yahtzee Dice + Free Printable Score Card | The Sits Girls
Large foam dice make Yahtzee fun outdoors!
**Bonus — see all our fun variants for how to play Yahtzee!

DIY Pool Games | Parenting Chaos
Ideas for games and fun in the pool.


Mason Jar Bug Jar | 30 Minute Crafts
Capture bugs this summer with this easy bug jar.


Ladybug Rocks | A Mom’s Take
Dress up your garden with this fun DIY project.


Dinosaur Nests! Exploring Science and Nature | Parenting Chaos
An activity and learning experience in one wit this project!

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids {Free Printable} | The Taylor House
Go explore your surroundings with this scavenger hunt.


Swimming Pool Scrabble | Toddler Approved
Match and learn with these floating letter cards!

Water bomb Craft

How to Make a Sponge Water Bomb! | A Mom’s Take
Start a backyard water fight with sponge bombs!

What are your favorite outdoor games for kids?

Mary from Mission: to Save

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

I agree- what a fun list! Def going to try a few of these. And thanks for including my Pool Noodle Games post too!

Laura J

Wednesday 20th of May 2015

Oh wow...that an awesome post of games! I love so many...the frisbee tic tac toe looks so fun....I love the garden tic tac toe also! I have to try the backyard treasure map too! Oh these will be so fun for summer!


Friday 15th of May 2015

They all sound fun.

shelly peterson

Friday 15th of May 2015

These are all such great ideas, these will be great at keeping the kids busy.

nicole dziedzic

Thursday 14th of May 2015

These are all awesome fun games for outdoor play, great for summer, we are always looking for new things like this for the kids.

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