Top Ten Outdoor Games And Activities For Your Kid

Outdoor Games And Activities

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Do you want your kid to step outside and enjoy some real action rather than play some virtual games at home? Are you keen to find new outdoor activities and games that will make your kid’s summer vacation more fun?

Well, if you can relate to the above situations, fret no more. Simply scroll down to find ten fun outdoor activities for kids that spell super fun.

Top Ten Fun Outdoor Games For Kids:

Here are the top ten fun easy outdoor games for kids, that are sure to leave your kid asking for more:

1. The Elbow Tag Game:

  • Divide all the players into pairs but leave out one kid to be the ‘it’. The ‘it’ needs to chase the other kids.
  • Ask all the pairs to link up their elbows. Everyone has to come together and form a circle and leave a good amount of gap between each pair.
  • The ‘it’ has to run after a kid who is not linking his elbows with his partner. The other kid can go up to a pair and link his elbow with one of the kids. The ‘it’ has to chase another kid now. The ‘it’ h
    as to catch hold of a kid before he can link with anyone.

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2. Capture The Flag:

• Divide your kid and his friends into two groups.

  • Divide your kid and his friends into two groups.
  • Each team should have a marker or handkerchief that will be their flag.
  • One player from each team has to run to the other side and try to capture the opponent’s flag, without being tagged. If someone from the opponent team touches the player, the kid will have to remain in jail, till another player from his team comes and tags him.
  • The objective is to capture the opponent’s flag and have all your team players safely out of jail.

3. Clothesline Art Show:

  • Begin by letting your kids make some fun art pieces at home using basic paper and colors (crayons preferably).
  • Ask your kid to send homemade invites to friends and relatives who can visit the art show.
  • Hang up a clothesline in your backyard and keep it free of clothes.
  • Let your kid hang up his artwork on the clothesline with the help of clothes pegs. Your kid can also invite his friends to bring along their art and display it there.

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4. Bat The Balloon:

  • Ask the kids to form two groups and make them sit down facing each other.
  • Hand one balloon per kid to one team. Make sure the members of the other team are holding a bat each.
  • The kids from the balloon team have to toss up the balloon with their hand and try to send it to the other side over the opponent’s heads. The kids with the bats have to try and hit the balloon before it passes over their head. The team with the maximum balloon score wins.

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5. Tug Of War:

  • Divide the kids into two teams.
  • Get a long piece of cloth or rope.
  • Draw a vertical line in the middle of a ground.
  • Ask each team to stand on either side of the line.
  • Once you blow the whistle, the teams have to hold the opposite ends of the rope and try to pull the other side to cross the line.
  • The team that manages to tug the other team to their side first is the winner.

6. Hula Hoop Freeze:

  • Place several hula hoops all over the playing area.
  • One kid is the ‘it’ and has to tag the others. At your signal, the ‘it’ will start chasing the kids to tag them. Kids can hop inside the hula hoop to avoid tagging but can stay inside only till a count of ten. Only one kid is allowed inside each hoop.

7. Tail Tag:

  • All kids have to loop a handkerchief lightly through their pocket or belt to act as a tail.
  • The objective is to collect as many tails as possible from other kids while protecting your own.

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8. Paper Plate Balloons:

  • Hand a paper plate and an inflated balloon to each kid.
  • The kid who manages to keep the balloon afloat for the longest time by pushing it up with the help of a paper plate is the winner.

9. Find A Friend:

  • Blindfold all kids and ask them to find each other. Once they tag someone, the kids have to link their arms and find the rest.
  • Make sure you watch over the kids while they play this game.

10. Traffic Light Race:

  • Ask the kids to stand behind the start line to race. One kid is the caller.
  • When the caller says ‘green’ the kids have to keep moving towards the finish line. At ‘red’ all the kids have to stop moving. Kids who move at ‘red’ will have to return to the start line. The kid who reaches the finish line first wins.

These ten best outdoor games for kids that can be played along with his friends to make this summer holidays more enjoyable and memorable.

Do tell us which activity your kid loved the most in the comments box below.

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