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Outdoor games for kids

We have come up with some unique outdoor games ideas for kids, keep reading if you are looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during isolation;

  • Build a backyard obstacle course- Hide five tongue depressors, each with a different color painted on it, and matching face paint sticks nearby. When players find a different-colored stick, they put a line of that color on their faces.

    An additional player—“Pinkie”—lurks, trying to tag the players. Each time a player gets tagged, Pinky wipes a color off his or her face.

    First player with all five colors wins!
  • Recycled bottle bowling
  • Twister outside- Make your Twister as small or large as you want. Just spray-paint the circles directly onto the grass, and you can keep playing until the next time to mow. (Be sure to get permission before you paint!)

    We think this would be a great game for a birthday party or summer playdate, as well as being a super family activity
  • Rainbow tag
  • Backyard obstacle course- Gather items you have around the house, set up a course and test your skills in a friendly family competition.
  • Oversized memory game- Take at least 10 sheets of poster board, draw matching numbers, pictures or symbols on each half, and cut them down the middle. Place them outside, face down and take turns guessing and matching them up.
  • Bean bag ladder toss- This bean bag ladder toss by Landee at Landeelu is a fun backyard carnival game. Label each rung with points. Throw bean bags between the rungs and try to get as many points as possible. Play solo or divide into teams.
  • Water balloon pinata- perfect for the warm weather, The only prep is to fill and hang balloons. Then break them! Set a timer to see who can break the most balloons the fastest or do it one-at-a-time, blindfolded. Make your own rules, and play over and over again.

    What a great combination of two backyard favorites, and a great way to cool off.

We hope you are inspired to keep your kids excited and amused!

Little Secrets xx


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