Summer is here and it is time to enjoy these summer outdoor games! Spending time outside is super important. Not only to get some vitamin D, but for exercise, and family fun is always important.
So, we gathered a fun list of summer activities and we are sure you will have so much fun playing these summer games!
Many of these are great for both big and younger kids. Some of them you will get all hot and sweaty and others will be fun ways to keep cool.
Either way, these outside summer games are the perfect way to stay away from the screen this summer. Missing some stuff for these fun summer games? No worries! We can help! (This post contains affiliate links.)
24 Summer Games For Kids
Warm weather means lots of outdoors activities! With the kids home from school, it’s nice to slow down and spend more time with family. Make your summer the best ever with these awesome games:
Summer bicycle games are a fun way to stay active and have fun with friends!
Water Gun Race
Don’t just have a water gun fight, have a water gun race! This idea from This Grandma Is Fun looks awesome!
Turn your evening stroll around the block, to a learning experience with this letter scavenger hunt from What Did You Do Today.
Water Balloon Fight
Have the most epic water balloon fight with easy DIY launchers from Kid Friendly Things To Do.
Backyard Games for Families
Printable Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are so fun! Take the kids outside and let them discover nature with this printable game from The Taylor House.
This sponge toss from Passion for Savings is super cheap to make, and it’s fun for kids of every age!
These pool noodle sprinklers from Ziggity Zoom will keep your kids cool when it’s hot.
Use hula hoops to make your The Crafting Chicks‘ backyard croquet game!
Make A Carnival
Grab supplies at your local dollar store and make a carnival in your backyard with this fun DIY from Morena’s Corner.
Homemade Outdoor Games
Make your own backyard Scrabble game with a tutorial from Constantly Lovestruck.
Or, make The DIY Plan‘s Extra Large Ker-Plunk for your yard! This one is so much fun!
Mind strengthening games, like matching, are great for kids! Now you can do it outside with this backyard version from Studio DIY.
Bean Bag Toss
Make your own bean bag toss game for the kids to play, from Brit+Co. This is one of our favorite summer games!
Family Games to Play Outdoors
A Beautiful Mess‘ giant Jenga is a blast! My family loves this one, we’ve played giant Jenga for years.
Kids will have so much fun playing Makezine‘s gnome lawn bowling.
Ice Block Treasure Hunt
This ice block treasure hunt from Macaroni Kid will hold your kids interest, plus there is a fun surprise when they are finished!
Try Bitz & Giggles‘ bingo game while searching for things in nature like flowers and butterflies.
No need for going to Putt-Putt when you can have a golfing station in your backyard or kitchen! Check out Squarehead Teachers‘ tutorial!
Thank to Happiness is Homemade, you don’t have to be on television to play Plinko!
Pass The Water
The hottest days call for a game of pass the water. You will be soaked after this one! Check out A Girl And Her Glue Gun for the directions.
Piñata Filled With Water Balloons
Milk Allergy Mom‘s water balloon piñata is another funny way to keep cool.
Summer Fun for the Whole Family
Spend the summer together having fun! Get out, get active, and create wonderful memories your kids will have forever!
- Summer fun doesn’t have to be super expensive. You can have Summer Fun On a Budget!
- Keep learning even when you’re not at school with these Fun Summer Science Activities for Kids .
- Stay busy and work on fine motor skills with these Free Fun – Summer Inspired Printable Sewing Cards.
- The temperatures are rising so stay cool with these 20 Easy Toddler Water Play Ideas!
- Another way to have fun is to throw a summer party! We have the best tips and tricks to make it the best summer party ever!
- We have 15 great outdoor games that are fun for the whole family!
- Want more summer games, activities, and fun? We’ve got over 60 ideas!
What is your favorite summertime game that you play with your family? Comment below!