Summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of playing games outdoors! With longer days, nice weather, and no homework, these backyard ideas will help your kids stay active. Here are 30 Backyard Games to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer!
Grab the free printable Summer Outdoor Games Bucketlist below so your kids can stay busy this summer!
Water Balloon Games
Water Gun Fight
Cornhole is a fun classic summer game that will keep the entire family busy.
Let the kids run around playing a classic game of freeze tag, hide and seek or flashlight tag (in the dark)!
Take Twister to another level by playing it outside! This Twister game also doubles as a picnic blanket.
Oversized dice can be used to paly lots of games outside. Take these oversized dice to family reunions and outdoor BBQs and they will be a hit.
Let the kids have fun playing ring toss!
Bean Bag Toss
Bean Bags can be used to play any toss game. Put some bowls or buckets out and attach score point labels for an easy DIY game.
Oversized Tic Tac Toe
Kids will have fun playing this oversized tic tac toe game!
Oversized Connect Four
Kids will love playing this Giant Connect Four in the backyard!
Tug of War
Let kids play tug of war in the backyard, just get this super soft rope!
Pull out these outdoor scavenger hunt cards to occupy the kids for a few hours!
Catch Lightning Bugs
If you live in an area with fireflies (or lightning bugs as we call them), grab these supplies to catch some fireflies (or other insects) at night!
Slip and Slide
A Slip and Slide is a classic
Make your own water blob or get one like this one that gets good reviews
Get these lawn darts or the classic dart game for your kids to practice hitting a target!
I loved playing badminton as a kid. If you have a big backyard, put up a net to play this fun outdoor game.
Volleyball is a classic summer beach game and is fun during summer BBQs and celebrations. This set gets good reviews on Amazon!
Baseball is a classic summer sport and kids can practice pitching in any size yard. All you need is a catcher mitt, bat, and ball!
If you have a basketball hoop in your yard already, then this is a perfect outdoor game to play! Get one here!
Go kite flying in the backyard with their favorite character or a pretty rainbow kite like this one.
These 30 Backyard Games will keep your kids from getting bored or sitting around watching TV all summer.
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