Sometimes being inside for even one more second just isn’t an option! Next time you or your kids have a day like that, try one or all of these 14 outside games to burn off steam!
You’ll all feel more relaxed after some time spent in the great outdoors! Not only does it reduce stress, it’s great for bonding with your kids too.
Here Are Games to Enjoy Outdoors
1. Outdoor Animal Hunt
You probably have toy animals in your house somewhere. Why not put them to use in this outdoor animal hunt game by Kids Activities Blog? It’s a perfect outdoor game when you’re looking to have your little ones happily running, jumping and searching through your garden.
2. Flashlight Outdoor Game
You don’t have to call the kids inside just because it’s getting dark. Why not head outside with them and play one of these flashlight games by Kids Activities Blog together? The dark outdoors don’t need to be a place of gloom!
3. Outdoor Obstacle Course
If you can find some old car tires, you can make this DIY obstacle course by Frogs Snails And Puppy Dog Tails! Your kids will burn off lots of energy climbing on and through the tires! Just remember to stay safe amidst all that fun.
4. Outdoor Nature Play
Families these days often have to be intentional with nature play. When your child brings nature indoors, they’ll have even more opportunity to play with the wild things they find there as shown on this nature education activity by Kids Activities Blog!
5. Number Run Outdoor Game
This number run game by Coffee Cups And Crayons lets your kids burn off energy while learning their numbers too! Turn it into a race for even more fun!
6. Firewood Sculpture Outdoor Game
There are plenty of ways to play with firewood, from this firewood sculptures by Hands On As We Grow to helping build a fire! The building part is truly stimulating and a great family activity!
7. Can Kicking Outdoor Game
Did you play kick the can when you were a child? Introduce your child to this classic game by Coffee Cups And Crayons, using a bucket or can! Make sure to use kid-safe or kid-proof buckets or cans.
8. Frost Outdoor Writing Game
Even if you don’t have snow, you still have winter fun outdoors! Why not try having fun making words and patterns in the frost as shown here by Kids Activities Blog? Frost writing can be as fun as you want it to be!
9. Silly Outdoor Race Game
Instead of a regular race, try this silly race by Creative Family Fun! Who can run the fastest with their arms over their head, or while singing a song? Races don’t have to be the usual. Get creative!
10. Outdoor Snow Drawing Game
Ever tried this drawing in the snow game by Nate And Rachel? All it takes is a little food coloring, water, and yes…snow! Snow is a great canvas for your little ones to showcase their little artists within.
11. Frozen Ice Jewels
Your kids will love playing with these frozen ice jewels by Fireflies And Mudpies! Use them to decorate a snowman, a snow house, or your front yard! And that right there is some great outdoor imaginative play you won’t want to miss!
12. Outdoor Dice Game
Fend off boredom with these outdoor activity dice by Kids Activities Blog. Each side has a different fun activity! Get creative with what’s on each side of the dice to make all the fun worth your while!
13. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
This unique scavenger hunt by Fireflies And Mudpies encourages your children to use their imaginations as they’re walking outdoors! On top of that, you’ll be sure to have some fun winter nature hike to boot!
14. Maple Candy Outdoor Activity
This maple candy by Fireflies And Mudpies will taste even sweeter because you’ve made it yourself – on the snow! A lot of fun family time can happen with this outdoor game activity.
MORE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FROM PLAY IDEAS
- Check out these outdoor games the whole family will enjoy.
- Take your cats outdoors and into a catio!
- Take your kids’ art projects outdoors.
- Or take it to the next level with these 25 outrageous outdoor activities!
- These fun DIY backyard games are unbelievable!
- Enjoy some cool poodle outdoor activities.
- Use sidewalk chalk to enjoy some outdoor games!
Which outdoor activity did you have fun with the most?