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Classic kids games

The classic and traditional children's games we played as kids.  Rules and instructions are listed for each classic game.  

Blindman's Bluff - Blindfolded player tries to find and identify other players.

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button? - Try to figure out who's holding the button.  

Capture the Flag - Capture the other teams flag and return it to your home base without getting caught.  Fun fast paced game of skill, strategy and speed.

Dodgeball - Avoid being hit by balls the opposing team is throwing while trying to eliminate the other teams players.


Follow the Leader - Classic game of following! 

Foursquare - Played on a large square divided into four smaller squares.  The object of the game is to move up to the first square and stay there. 

Hide and Seek - There are many variations of this fun children's game.  We've listed our favorites including the rules and directions for Hide and Seek, Squished Sardines, Flashlight Hide and Seek and Kick the Can which are all variations of the game. 

Hopscotch - Popular children's game using chalk drawn boxes and rocks. 

Horseshoes - Game for 2 to 4 players.  Throw horseshoes at a stake for points. 

Hot Potato - Fast moving game.

Jacks - Game rules and variations for the game of jacks.

Jumprope - Fun jump rope rhymes and chants.

Kick Ball  - Great outdoor game for kids played like baseball, but kicking the ball instead.

Kick the Can - Fun fast paced game that combines racing, strategy and hide and seek.

Mother May I? - Fun game for kids young and old!

Red Rover - Classic children's game where two teams steal players from the other team.

Red Light Green Light - Classic children's game of quickness and strategy.

Tag Games - Many different versions of the game of tag. 

Tether Ball - Fast paced game using the tether ball and pole.

What Time is it Mr. Wolf? - Fun children's game for all ages.



For more fun kids games see our alphabetical list of games kids play