20 Outdoor Games for Children

outdoor games

Hi there, today I am sharing our top 20 outdoor games.  Some of these games can be played indoors but most are more suitable for getting active outside in the fresh air now that Spring is here!  In case you need instructions on how to play these games I have linked them to other great sites and blogs about games for children. I’ve also included some photos of my children having fun outdoors!

Doodles and OOdles having fun with pretend cafe play outside

Doodles and OOdles having fun with pretend cafe play outside

  1. Skipping games
  2. Treasure hunts
  3. Parachute games
  4. Duck duck goose
  5. Hopscotch
  6. Hide and seek
  7. Tag
  8. Clapping games
  9. Obstacle courses
  10. What time is it Mr Wolf
  11. Simon Says
  12. Stuck in the mud
  13. Musical Statues
  14. Red light, Green Light
  15. Horse/Donkey basketball
  16. Scavenger hunt (we use picture clues)
  17. Hot/Cold (searching for objects, the closer you get the hotter you are)

    Oodles and Doodles playing parachute games with daddy and a friend

    Oodles and Doodles playing parachute games with daddy and a friend

  18. Hokey Pokey
  19. Leap frog
  20. Tent making

 

 

These are fantastic posts I have found on other blogs about traditional games for children:

Childhood101 – 14 Good, Old Fashioned, Outdoor Games for Kids

Homestead and Survival – 9 Outdoor Games for Kids and Adults

Mummy Mummy Mum – 5 Fun Things to Do Outside

Tag fun in our back garden

Tag fun in our back garden

 

Rainy Day Mum – Back to Basics – G is for Games

Mama Pea Pod – The Benefits of Old Fashioned Outdoor Play

Red Ted Art – How to Play Conkers

 

Why not stop by and take a look at my two Pinterest Boards about outdoor play, get involved, follow and I will invite you to pin to the boards!

Hopscotch on our driveway!

Hopscotch on our driveway!

outdoor playoutdoor play 2

Let me know what your favourite outdoor games are in the comments below!  Have fun getting active and silly in the open air!!!

Ciara x

Just for Kids Weekly Link-UpI Was Featured at The Weekly Kids Co-Op

Hip Homeschool Moms

Also featured by: Fit Foodie Runs on Anything Goes Link Up 

Linked to Anything Goes @ Joy Focused Learning //Weekly Kids Co Op//Just For Kids Weekly Link Up//Mums Make Lists//Family Home and Life-Wow us Wednesday

Advertisements

32 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s