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Fun Outside Games for Kids

Water guns are great fun and cool too!When the weather is nice, we all want to be outside, and we encourage our children to play in the yard. This page is the result of my searching for fun outside games for kids. I hope my research is helpful to you and will provide hours of entertainment for your children.

Jump rope and hopscotch are old favorites and popular with children everywhere. If you can’t remember those wonderful jump rope rhymes and rhythm games, it is easy to find super lists on Google.   Jump rope Rhymes is my favorite list and includes most of the ones we used and my children used too. Do you remember “teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground” or “Cinderella dressed in yellow”?

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Yoyos and hula hoops can also provide hours of outdoor fun!   These are very old toys and inexpensive, which is a bonus anytime!   You can arrange contests for the neighborhood children or even have a hula-hoop party for all the youngsters.  Remember, when you arrange an event, hours of practice will be required by all the children – providing hours of pre-party play outside.

Purchase a large supply of various sizes of balls and outdoor ball games will quickly become part of your children’s day.

Water guns, water hoses and water slides are a great addition to your summer fun yard!

Enjoy your summer with the kids!  Have some fun!  Remember that providing fun outside games for kids makes the summertime more pleasant for the grownups too!

The Games Kids Play

The Best Outdoor Games for Kids This Summer

Fun Outdoor Games for Kids/Adults

Here are some great outdoor game options for kids. Get them outdoors and active, and you’ll have happier, healthier children. There are some great selections here for a variety of ages. Adults will even enjoy these games. Get the family together and get outside! When was the last time you were in a real potato sack race?

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Outdoor Games Kids Love

Kids can get fresh air and exercise playing these fun outdoor games! They are great for picnics, or any time you want to have family fun in the great outdoors!

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  1. Fun Games for Outdoor Fun! I remember my hula-hoop the best!

  2. It’s good for us all to get outside and play!

  3. Fun summer games for kids. Whatever happened to Mother May I and Red Light? Seems we played those a lot.

  4. You brought back lots of good memories for me from both my childhood and my kids’ childhood. I loved playing hopscotch, and when my kids were growing up I loved when we played “horse” with the basketball goal. Fun!

  5. I agree this is a fun post about outside games for kids, I love the selection of games. Great job!!

  6. It’s good for kids to get outside and get moving. These are some great ideas for outside games!

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