Let’s play fun outdoor games the entire family will love. Summer is here and it is time to enjoy these summer outdoor games. These outdoor family games work with kids of all ages and the adults will want to play too. Your backyard has never been more fun…oh, and these work well with groups like summer camp, school groups and neighborhood block parties too.
Best Outdoor Family Games for Summer
Spending time outside is super important. Not only to get some vitamin D, but for exercise, and family fun is always important.
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So, we gathered a fun list of summer activities and we are sure you will have so much fun playing these summer games!
Summer Games The Entire Family Will Love
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!
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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.
Outside Games For Kids
1. Outdoor Bicycle Games
Summer bicycle games are a fun way to stay active and have fun with friends!
2. Play Outside with Water Gun Races
Don’t just have a water gun fight, have a water gun race! This idea from This Grandma Is Fun looks awesome!
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3. Host an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
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4. Let’s Have a Family Water Balloon Fight
Have the most epic water balloon fight with easy DIY launchers from Kid Friendly Things To Do.
Backyard Games for Families
5. Outdoor Sponge Toss Game to Cool Hot Summer Days
This sponge toss from Passion for Savings is super cheap to make, and it’s fun for kids of every age!
6. Pool Noodle DIY Sprinkler Inspires Games
These pool noodle sprinklers from Ziggity Zoom will keep your kids cool when it’s hot.
7. Make Your Own Croquet Game
Use hula hoops to make your The Crafting Chicks‘ backyard croquet game!
8. Carnival Games for Your Family Fun
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 For Kids
9. Love this Backyard Yahtzee Game!
10. Backyard Scrabble Game
Make your own backyard Scrabble game with a tutorial from Constantly Lovestruck. This classic game is a great way to practice words and have fun outside.
11. Make a Big Ker-Plunk Game for Your Backyard
Or, make The DIY Plan‘s Extra Large Ker-Plunk for your yard! This one is so much fun! Everyone will have a great time.
12. Silly Matching Games to Play Outside
Mind strengthening games, like matching, are great for kids! Now you can do it outside with this backyard version from Studio DIY.
13. Corn Hole Game that You Can Make
Looking for a classic outdoor game? Make your own bean bag toss game for the kids to play, from Brit+Co. Cornhole is one of our favorite summer games!
Family Games to Play Outdoors
14. Play Backyard Giant Jenga
Don’t want a water game? This simple game is for you then! A Beautiful Mess‘ giant Jenga is a blast! My family loves this one, we’ve played giant Jenga for years. The game pieces are large, so be careful when the tower falls!
15. Backyard Bowling
Kids will have so much fun playing Makezine‘s gnome lawn bowling. This is a great thing especially if you drink a lot of bottled water and soda. You can recycle them and turn it into the best game.
16. 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! This is a great outdoor game for kids.
17. Play a Game of Bingo
Try Bitz & Giggles‘ bingo game while searching for things in nature like flowers and butterflies. I think this is one of the best outdoor games especially for older children who long bingo. And me…I love bingo.
18. Summer Backyard Golfing
No need for going to Putt-Putt when you can have a golfing station in your backyard or kitchen! Check out Squarehead Teachers‘ tutorial!
19. Oh the Fun of the Game of Plinko
Want more outdoor activities for the family? 0Thank to Happiness is Homemade, you don’t have to be on television to play Plinko!
20. Pass The Water Game for the Entire Family
The hottest days call for a game of pass the water. You will be soaked after this one! But I feel like that is the object of the game. The last person won’t be too wet. Check out A Girl And Her Glue Gun for the directions.
21. Piñata Filled With Water Balloons
This is a popular outdoor game! Milk Allergy Mom‘s water balloon piñata is another funny way to keep cool. This is a great group game. Everyone can take turns and it is tons of fun.
22. Make a Backyard Tightrope for the Kids
Mom and dad will need to help out to make this Backyard Tightrope for kids, but it will result in hours of fun and games.
23. Paper Airplane Games Hosted Outside
Try these fun paper airplane game ideas the entire family can compete. There is nothing better than a friendly family competition for summer fun! This is such a good idea.
24. Tug of War Game for the Neighborhood
Host a neighborhood game of tug of war! We spill some of the strategy behind winning the game of tug of war because not only is it a fun outdoor game, but it is a science activity as well! Everyone will have a good time in the end.
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Favorite Outdoor Games You Can Buy
Looking for some fun outdoor games? We have a fun game for younger kids and older kids. You can use each great game as a backyard game. This is a fun way to ensure the whole family gets moving outside, plus a great outdoor game is sure to get everyone laughing.
- Try this outdoor Giggle N Go Limbo Game for adults and family ideal for your yard.
- One of my favorites is the Giant Tumbling Timber Toy of Jenga with big wooden blocks that grows up to 4 feet tall while playing this life size tower game.
- Elite Sportz Ring Toss Games for Kids work great outdoor in your yard and the entire family can compete.
- Have you played outdoor Chippo? It is part mini golf, part real golf and part corn hole. need I say more?
- Yardzee is outside Yatzee with big wooden dice set perfect for outdoor fun, barbeque, party, events or any other outdoor game occasion.
- My family absolutely loves playing ladder toss. It works well for kids starting in preschool and up. The entire family can play together.
- Host a potato sack race with this fun and colorful outdoor games set.
- Splash Twister game. Yep, it is a thing.
- Need something new? Try Popdarts original game set now a outdoor suction cup throwing game.
- Catch and Toss Game set with outdoor paddle ball games.
Summer Fun for the Whole Family From Kids Activities Blog
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!
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- You’ll have so much fun this glow in the dark kickball.
- Kids playing outside is a good thing says studies.
- Make sure to give your child a schedule this summer! We have a recommended summer schedule here.
- Keep everyone moving with 25 Super Active Outdoor Activities for Kids!
Which outdoor game will your family play first?