10 Fun Games for kids To Play Outside That are free!!

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Top 10 of My Kids Family Favorite.Outdoor games.

  • No Money No problem when you have fun outdoor games to Play.These have all been tried and Tested by my 4 children their friends,cousins and neighbors.No Toys needed just ,your kids Energy,which most kids have an Endless supply of.
  • Simple Scavenger Hunt
  1. Hide objects anything from toys to household items,seashells anything.be creative.make lists Written or printed out Of all the Items and Then let the kids find Them. Award with Icecream cones (optional)
  2. Zombie Tag one child starts Out as the Zombie and when they tag someone they become infected and start trying to infect others by tagging them.play out til everyone is infected and play again.
  3. Night of the Museum This is a fun quick reaction game,one Player Turns their Back to the other kids and the Kids gotta move around.When the Player Turns Around They have to Freeze.If they are still moving they are out of the Museum for this Game.continue until. All players are out.
  4. Storybook short play This game you write A short story giving each child a Role.You write Out their lines to each child and You Narrate.Also you can Choose a child To Do Sound Effects, such as banging A Pan Lid For Crashing lightning. You can Do This With Or without props.If you choose Props write with Props you Have Available.
  5. Bop it outdoor edition So kids love the classic hand-held Bop it game,this edition lets them become the toy and Players.1 at a time t gamestarts take turns start game.By yelling out Bop it (child lightly bops their head) you yell out Twist it (Child twists at waist.You yell out Kick it.(child kicks it)You Yell out shout it (child Shouts) you yell out spin it (child spins around.)mix Up the order when they make A wrong mo've it then Moves on to the next player.You can Also make up Your own Bop it Moves.
  6. Cheetahs and Turtle races. Every child was Born to run the Cheetahs Race is perfect to let It out.Pick a beginning and End Point For Your Cheetahs and Line Them Up.Count to 3,and They Race as fast as they can.Now the Turtle Race proves that slow And steady Does In Fact win the race. The set up is the same,but In this Race They will move as slow as They can without Stopping.Time the players for 5 minutes.The players That are closest to the end LOSE.
  7. The Grumpy Game Ok, so usually no one Wants A grumpy child.This game the Player Wants to Stay grumpy to win.One player is the Grumpy Troll,and must not smile Or laugh.The other kids try to get The.Grumpy Troll to Smile Or Laugh.1 rule They Cannot Physically contact The Player.They can act silly Make Jokes Laugh.There will be a 10 minute timer.During that 10 min if the player laughs Or smiles They join the Other kids And The next In Line Becomes the Grumpy Troll.
  8. Treasure Map Bury "Treasure " bury your treasure in the dirt. Objects like small toys old jewelry and seashells, work great. After you bury the treasure,Mark an x on top by drawing in the dirt with a stick. Then make a treasure map for the kids to follow.Mark each footsteps do not forget directions left and right.Happy Digging.
  9. Mud Cafe-You can also do Mud pizzeria ext.Every child Loves Making Mudpies,New Twist. Players 1 child is cook and waiter (turn Based) other Players Are Customers. Gather Materials such as small Rocks,Leaves,Acorns,Sticks And.grass write up or print out menus and Cook Reference Sheet. Such as, "Mudpie Galore" has rock ,Leaf ,Acorn And A stick. Do variety of Dishes With Different ingredients on top like Rock pie (just Rocks),then the Customers order (2-3 at a time.The Chef has To Make The orders right and have a set Time To bring them to customers"table".If they Don't get Ingredients right or run Out of time,then It Moves onto Next chef in Line and the old Chef Becomes a customer.
  10. 10.Water free Marco Polo Safety Warning (play in open Grassy area.) So one Player Is Marco who is Blindfolded. The Others are Polo.When The Blindfolded player yells Out Marco,the Rest of The players yell Out polo.Marco tries to Tag Other players by listening and moving towards the sound.When a Player is tagged tagged,they are Out for this Round.

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chuckandus6 19 months ago from The Country-Side Author

Wow that is an.awesome idea


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chuckandus6 19 months ago from The Country-Side Author

Wow that is an.awesome idea


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Cerulean Crayon 19 months ago

We ended up with these small plastic racquets from a dollar store pack....they were about the size of the ones used for ping pong, but were lightweight and mimicked tennis racquets in their design. One very hot or very rainy day (which is most of the time for us) we got a tennis ball and used the plastic racquets to hit it to and fro in an open area of the house. The ball was required to remain on the ground. And there were boundaries along pieces of furniture. It wasn't a huge area. The object was to get the highest number of successful passes. It doesn't sound like a lot.....but when young children get their comedy involved, it doesn't take a lot! Right?


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chuckandus6 19 months ago from The Country-Side Author

We haven't tried that yet but would love to hear more about it.


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Cerulean Crayon 19 months ago

Peachpurple, have you ever tried floor tennis for your little ones?


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chuckandus6 19 months ago from The Country-Side Author

mt kids love their games too but they love the outdoors more .thanks for commenting peachpurple.


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peachpurple 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

wow, outdoor games in your country are fun, we seldom have such happy fun games here, most kids are enclosed in the house, with gadgets in hand

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