Share a SolutionAsk a Question
To Top

Outdoor Games

More exercise and lots of fun can be had by all ages with games played outside. This guide is about outdoor games.
Ad

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

April 29, 2014 Flag

Teach all children to play games without batteries! They will always remember the fun!

Ad

Steps:

  1. Kick the Can: In Kick the Can, one person was IT and had to hide their eyes and count while everyone hid. We liked to play this after dark, too. The difference from hide and seek was that you could change places and, if you managed to get back and kick the can, IT had to come back and set it up before they could 'catch' anyone. Each person that was caught was then to help IT catch the others. Always, kicking the can stopped the game until it was erected again.
  2. Annie Over: We threw a ball over the house hollering "Annie Over." The object was to catch the ball and without it touching the ground. You never knew where it was coming over only that it was coming over when the call of "Annie Over" came.
  3. Red Rover: Red Rover took a lot of kids, the more the better. One side would yell, 'Red Rover, Red Rover send (someone's name on the other side) right over. The person named would run as hard as they could and try to break through the locked hands of the other side. If they did not, they were captured and had to stay on the other team. If they broke the line, they got to pick someone to take back to their team.
  4. Ad
  5. One-Eyed Cat: We also used to play 'one eyed cat'. That was a ball game. You could play with teams or just individuals. You hid the ball as far as you could and then held the bat out and the person that retrieved the ball had to try to throw the ball through the "V" formed by your arm and the bat. If they did it was their turn to bat. If not, you continued until someone threw the ball through.
  6. I Spy: Then there was 'I Spy'. One person or team would describe an object in the room and say 'I spy . . . ' giving as vague a description as you could to make it hard. Guesses were then made and clues were given by telling the guesser if they were hot or cold.

I'm sure there are lots more that I have forgotten, but these are the ones that we played the most. Also we had indoor games like hide the thimble. That is pretty self explanatory. I don't remember having too many toys to play with, but I also don't remember ever being bored.

Related Content(article continues below)
CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
May 5, 20140 found this helpful

One of my favorites as a kid was also Red Rover! You are the best for sharing!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

0 found this helpful
February 10, 2017 Flag

A homemade Twister game.

CommentPin It!Was this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Take this fun game outside for parties or camping trips by making one from a tarp. This is a guide about homemade outdoor twister game.

Read More...

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

0 found this helpful
August 18, 2006 Flag

What are some fun games for 2-5 year olds can play outside at a birthday party?

Lou from Ontario

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
August 18, 20060 found this helpful

I have been to lots of parties lastly and all the little

one had so much fun with a Piñata.

Walmart did carry them....

LOL they can hit it instead of each others.

~~~Good Luck~~~

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
August 18, 20060 found this helpful

We played "ice fishing" at our VBS this year. Take a large roasting pan fill it with ice and then put some colorful marbles in it. Have the children take off their shoes and socks and try to pick up the marbles with their feet. It will cool everyone off very fast.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
August 18, 20060 found this helpful

Here is just one place I found games:

http://www.indi  utdoor_games.htm

Google "outdoor games preschoolers" for MANY more...

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
August 19, 20060 found this helpful

Fill a large box with styrofoam peanuts. Bury presents or goodie bags in the peanuts. Let the kids dig until they find one. Blowing bubbles is fun. Dress up is fun-make it a relay where they dress and undress and then the next one does the same. Prize to the team finishing everyone first. Make it several or few articles of clothing depending in the age of the kids on each team. Little ones can have a dressing helper. Anything with water is fun. There are a gazillion books and magazines and articles on games for kids! Pinatas are faun, but you need to be careful no one gets hit by accident.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 16, 20080 found this helpful

A fun outdoor game for a toddler would be the dress up relay race. Kids of all ages will love this game. They object of this game is to put on all the correct clothing and accessories in the right position. (Ex. Hats on head, shoes on feet, pants on legs, shirts on body, ECT.) You must pass the finish line with all the items completely on you or you will be disqualified. If you end up dropping an item, go back to the item, pick it up, and then keep going! For kids that are 3 and under can have assistance of an adult to help them complete the relay.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 6, 20090 found this helpful

Here's a good outdoor game for the fall:

http://www.life  nto-autumn.shtml

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Categories
Entertainment Games OutdoorAugust 31, 2012
Guides
Painted Rock Camp Craft
Games and Craft Ideas for Camp
Saving Money on Video Games
Saving Money on Video Games
A homemade Twister game.
Homemade Outdoor Twister Game
Woman playing Wii
Saving Money on Wii Games
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
🐰
Easter Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 19, 2017 at 7:11:06 PM on 10.0.0.215 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!