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Fun Games to Play Outside {70+ Ideas!}

This is the post that you have been waiting for! Are you ready to see this super long list of fun games to play outside? We have 70+ ideas for you to look into and enjoy doing with your children this summer or anytime when the weather is nice outside. Most of them can be done with a variety of ages, simply by adjusting the level of activity.Fun Games to Play Outside {70+ Ideas!}

Many families have time off during the summer. Sometimes it is hard to find activities that children can do that aren’t linked to technology. Well, here is a great list of activities to do outside. Children will have so much fun playing with you and with each other.

They can play outside while you watch from the sidelines, or you can join in with all the fun! Make it a family set of activities that you can do throughout the summer.

Let’s Get Moving!Fun Games to Play Outside {70+ Ideas!}

  • Play catch (use a glove and baseball or a football) with a friend, a neighbor, or mom and dad.
  • Play ball! Kick a soccer ball around and get some energy out!
  • Grab a hula hoop and learn coordination and practice this awesome gross motor skill!
  • Make some paper airplanes and fly them around.
  • Borrow a golf club for your height and go with mom or dad to the driving range to hit some golf balls.
  • Go to an open area and throw a frisbee around with a friend, a neighbor or mom and dad.
  • Run around to release some energy! You will love the fresh air and maybe even coming up with small goals or playful competitions with family members.

Let’s Play Games Outside!Fun Games to Play Outside {70+ Ideas!}

Here are more fun games to play outside!

  • Bring out your favorite board game and play with a friend! Chess, Chutes and Ladders, Connect Four and the like are great examples.
  • Count objects! Go to a bush in your front yard or park and count the flowers on the bush with mom or count cars in the park parking lot. You can count how many children are playing there or how many dogs are in the doggie park. Take it a step further and make a list of those objects in a handy dandy notebook!
  • Play on the swings and sing as many songs as you can think of (like nursery rhymes) while swinging.
  • Play the horseshoe game. Some parks have fixed ones. If your park doesn’t have a set, you can bring your own portable horseshoe game (they are lightweight).
  • Feed the ducks in a nearby pond or lake (if it is permitted). All you need is old bread in crumbs or small chunks of crackers.

Let’s Get Messy, Wet, and Healthy!Fun Games to Play Outside {70+ Ideas!}

  • Make some healthy and yummy popsicles for these hot summer days! To get some fantastic recipes, go here.
  • Go to the local splash pad (water park) or the community swimming pool to cool off on hotter days.
  • Take a handful of washable paints and paintbrushes and paint outside! We love using butcher paper and either tape it to our driveway or to a wall outside the house. Make sure the paints are washable.
  • Make super awesome-tasting smoothies to keep you cool, hydrated and healthy! For recipes, go here.
  • Blow some bubbles! Nowadays, they sell all kinds of different shapes and sizes for bubbles. Get creative and play around with those wonderful entertainers! The glycerin bubbles last longer (they don’t pop as quickly or easily).
  • Color with sidewalk chalk. Make beautiful summer creations or make this a teachable opportunity and teach your little ones to draw or to write letters and numbers. We love this rainbow chalk so much!

But wait! There’s more!

I hope you are enjoying our list of fun games to play outside so far. What if you homeschool year-round? Have you considered homeschooling outside? Here are two awesome posts to help you do just that! 3 Tips to Help You Take Homeschool Outside and The Benefits of Outside Classes.

If you are looking for even more ideas, take a look at our posts:

Easy Summer Activities

Free or Inexpensive Summer Activities

25 Fun, Free, Family Activities for Summer

How to Get Ready for Summer {Awesome & Fun Ideas}

Thank you for visiting our Fun Games to Play Outside {70+ Ideas!} post! We hope you enjoyed this list. Which one will you try first? Do you have any fun tech-free ideas to share?

About the author

Tanya

Tanya is a homeschooling mom to two children, a son and a daughter. She focuses on following their particular learning interests at their level and in building a strong Christian foundation in their hearts. To cater to their high giftedness, she uses an eclectic teaching approach, which complement each other and maximize the fun in learning. Tanya has a degree in elementary education, a minor in French and a Master's degree in school administration. She is happily married to her best friend and enjoys sharing her life and experiences in her blog to provide inspiration and bring new ideas.

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