Getting kids to play outside can be a challenge when exciting technology and cool gadgets are beckoning inside. With summer in full swing, it’s important to get your kids out of the house and outside—where they can be active, have fun, and just be kids! Next time you struggle to pry your kids away from their various screens, try encouraging them to play some of these fun outdoor games.
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- Slippery slip n’ slide fun. Water activities are always a good choice for summer. And it’s easy to make your own slip n’ slide. Simply lay out a tarp, spray it down with water, and let the hose continue to run on top of the makeshift slide. Now all you have to do is take turns sliding across the tarp in this slippery and exciting game.
- Tag—you’re it! Spice up the classic game of tag or hide and seek by playing flashlight tag. Best played after the sun goes down, this alteration to the classic game is a fun way to get your kids moving. The person who is “it” is given a flashlight and counts while the other kids hide. Players are found when the person who is “it” shines the flashlight at them.
- Overcome obstacles. Do something the whole family can enjoy! Test everyone’s skills and prowess by creating a simple obstacle course right in your backyard. The person who gets through the course the fastest wins.
- Explore nature. Want something that will keep the kids occupied for a while? A nature scavenger hunt is simple and easy to create. Think of some outside items that could go on the list and then let the kinds run around and search for them.
- Some classic fun. Want a simple way to have fun outside? You can’t go wrong with the classic outdoor games we all used to play as children. Hula hooping, hopscotching, and playing horseshoes are all simple, fun ways to get your children active and outside.
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What are some fun outdoor games you play with your kids? Please share in the comments below!