It’s picnic season, which means it’s the perfect time for a fun outdoor activity with the whole family! Today we are sharing with you 15 family picnic activities that are so much fun. Let’s get ready for a good time!

Image shows a compilation of different picnic activiteis for families, from different sources.
Your family is going to have the best time!

Easy Picnic Ideas For Families

We love fun picnic games and activities! It’s a great way to enjoy quality time with the family and create memories that won’t be forgotten. It may seem a bit complicated to come up with family-friendly fun activities, but the good news is that you don’t need to do a lot of planning to have a great time: a picnic basket with fresh fruits, a pair of hula hoops, board games, or a simple ball game are just some easy ideas that will make your picnic even better.

And if you need some extra family picnic ideas, you’ll love to know we put together a list of the best picnic games and activities that can be done with young kids, older kids, older teens, and older family members too.

We are sure your next picnic will be the best ever!

Image shows a printable picnic for preschoolers. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
This activity is great for young children.

1. Picnic Printables for Preschoolers

Let’s have an indoor picnic! These picnic theme activity sheets give all the spring vibes. It includes 7 pages that will help kids practice their fine motor skills and size differentiation.

Image shows two kids playing tic-tac-toe in the sand on a picnic blanket.
Grab your picnic blanket!

2. Beach Game: Tic-Tac-Toe

This is the perfect activity for a beach picnic! It’s inspired by the classic game tic-tac-toe and is super fun to set up. Little kids will love going on a hunt for shells and rocks!

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You don’t need a lot to enjoy outdoor games!

3. {Fall} Family Outings Strengthen Family Bonding

Looking for a fun way to strengthen family bonding? Here are 10 ways! Go on a scavenger hunt, create a fall centerpiece for the family table, decorate pumpkins, and more.

Image shows a collage of kids playing outside for a family outing. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a practical craft!

4. Make A Bucket for Your Next Family Outing

Here’s one of our favorite outdoor activities that require very simple supplies – Kids will love making a bucket to go berry-picking! Once they are done making them, they’ll have a blast collecting their favorite fruit.

Image shows a group of kids playing hide n seek outside in the woods.
Are you looking for a fun game to play outside? Here are tons!

5. Family Games for Picnics That Will Bring Everyone Closer Together

Having a picnic is a perfect way to spend time with loved ones. Create an event in the great outdoors that’s full of delicious foods, and then, enjoy these fun games! From Love To Know.

Image shows a kid playing a kerplunk yard game.
Here’s a good idea to play with younger kids!

6. DIY Kerplunk Yard Game

Do you remember playing kerplunk when you were younger? Now imagine playing this again… but in a life-size version! It’s a simple game but guarantees hours of fun for kids. From Oh, So Lovely Blog.

Image shows a DIY cornhole game painted in blue, placed outside in a yard.
Want different types of games? Take a look at these!

7. DIY Yard Games

Make a giant sspeed scrabble and a chalkboard cornhole game to play with your family, no matter what’s the number of players! From Lemon Thistle.

Image shows a collage of picnic games for family events.
There’s no time limit for fun games!

8. Freestanding DIY Hook and Ring Game Tutorial

Let’s make a DIY hook and ring game! This is an inexpensive game that you can make with scraps and a few items from the hardware store. It’s easy to make and everyone can play. From H20 Bungalow.

Image shows a giant block jenga-inspired game standing on a backyard.
This is the best way to use your wood blocks!

9. DIY Yard Game-Giant Block Tower Builder

Summertime means loads of fun playing games outside with family and friends, like this GIANT Jenga! It takes a bit of time to make it, but the great thing about it is that once it’s done, you can play with it over and over and over again. From Her Toolbelt.

Image shows 5 big dice on the lawn and a kid's hand grabbing one.
There are so many games you can play with these giant dice!

10. DIY Lawn Dice

There are so many games you can play with giant wooden dice! You’ll love how simple it is to make these DIY dice and you can keep them for years to come. From The Merry Thought.

Image shows a kid playing a sack race for a 4th of July race.
Don’t all kids love sack races?!

11. 4th of July Game Idea: DIY Patriotic Gunny Sack Race

Sack races are the perfect activity for a family picnic! This idea shared by Hostess with the Mostess is 4 of July-themed, but you can decorate it for any other occasion.

Image shows 4 pictures of kids playing outside with a bean bag and sidewalk chalk.
It’s time to bring out your sidewalk chalk.

12. Cheap Thrills — Simple Bean Bag Game

Let’s sew easy bean bags and then draw some targets outside with sidewalk chalk. Not only are they so much fun, but also a great way to practice addition by keeping score. From Inner Child Fun.

Image shows a young girl playing an outdoor color match game.
A great way to practice color recognition.

13. Outdoor Color Match

For a fun time, put paint chip cards of different colors on a binder ring, and punch a large hole in each shade. Go outside and try to match all the colors!! From Inner Child Fun.

Image shows a picnic blanket decorated with circles and rectangles in different colors.
Let’s make our own picnic blanket collage!

14. Picnic Blanket Collage Kids Craft

Make your own picnic blanket collage and combine different skills, like paper weaving and collage making. Kids will love creating it and then adding their favorite foods and activities to it. From Creative Family Fun.

Image shows a compilation of images of people playing outdoor games in a park.
You’ll have a great day with the family!

15. Fun Family Reunion Games

These amazing family reunion games require minimal or no preparation and are so much fun! Anyone can join, no matter their age or skill level. Here are 6 for you to try on your next picnic day. From Playtivities.


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What was your favorite family picnic activity?

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