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Outdoor Games for Kids

Fun outdoor games that kids like too play!

Outdoor play and excercise to keep kids busy and having fun outside in the backyard, park or school yard. 

Games are listed in alphabetical order. 

Click the highlighted links for each game to get complete rules, set-up and play instructions plus variations for the game. 

 

Outdoor Games for Kids

Outdoor / Outside Games for Kids


Blindman's Bluff
Blindfolded player tries to find and identify other players.  One of the classic children's games. 


Canadian Four Corners
Fast paced game for outdoor fun! 


Capture the Flag
Capture the other teams flag and return it to your home base without getting caught.  Fun and fast paced game of skill,
strategy and speed.  For a summer variation play with water balloons.   This outdoor game is fun for kids and adults.


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


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.


Handkerchief Game
Race game combined with concentration.


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.
 

HORSE
Fun game using a basketball and basketball goal and trying to
out do each others shots.


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

Hula Hoopla
Fun outdoor game using hula hoops.


Jackpot
Great outdoor game of throwing a football and gaining points for catching it. 


Jacks
Game rules and variations for the game of jacks.


Juggle Circle
Fun outdoor game for kids involving lots of balls.


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.


Octopus
Fun game of tag.  At the top of our children games list. 


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.


Shadow Scout
Game of strategy and clues.


SPUD
Super fun kids game using a playground ball.


Tag Games
Many different versions of the game of tag. 


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



More Fun Games to Play:

Games to play with a Ball      

Hide and Seek Games      

How to Play Jacks      

Jump Rope Rhymes       

Tag Games

Fun Games Kids Play
Directions, Instructions and Set Up for the best children's games