Download these ideas for the perfect Outdoor Games! You can use these fun game ideas for indoor or outdoor use! All of these backyard games are so much fun to play. Use this list of games to play outside to get away from the screens and have excitement outside!
Outside Games To Play ASAP
Once the weather turns nice, I can’t wait to get out of the house and play some games. This is because the sun is showing longer each day giving us more and more time to have excitement in the sun. Having a list of outdoor games or fun game ideas means that we have so many chances to bond and work together as a team!
If you’re ready to get out of the house and looking for a way to have an enjoyable time, this list of fun outdoor activities is the perfect way to make that happen!
What are some games to play outside?
Getting off the screen and outdoors is important. There are so many great options for paying outside! The outdoor area is a blank canvas that everyone in the family can easily join in on. Outdoor activities are a great way to have everyone move their bodies and create amazing memories at the same time.
Popular outside games include pass the water, sardines, steal the bacon, hide and seek, kick the can and more. Just in case you need ideas for games to play outdoors, don’t forget this list of great DIY backyard games to play as well! It includes a great list of outdoor games you can make yourself using common household supplies.
What type of supplies do you need for outdoor games?
It can vary depending on what games you’re playing so be certain to read and have them on hand. Most just need easy supplies that you probably already have on hand! Outdoor games include hula hoop, cones, balls, flags (or bandanas), buckets, bowls, and sticks. There are many classic games you can play outside that require nothing like hide and seek, sardines, and tag.
No matter what games you choose to play, you can rest easy knowing that you’re going to have a really great time. Prepare for your next youth group or large gathering of friends using our 18 outdoor games. This list includes games directions and a list of supplies you need for backyard games.
18 Backyard Games Everyone Will Love
Use these outdoor games as an exciting family outing or event that will have everyone in stitches and having a total blast!
TV Freeze Tag
This is like freeze tag but with the added twist of adding in TV shows. If you get frozen, you can be “thawed” but you have to be tagged by someone who yells out their favorite TV show at the same time.
Supplies needed: none
Steal the Bacon
This game is meant for two teams to split up with an object in the middle. Once the object is put in the middle, everyone is given a number. Once the number is called, the two people on opposite teams run and try to grab the “bacon” in the middle. The one who gets it wins that round for their team.
Supplies needed: object, possible team colors
This is all about having a wall and a ball. The players take turns tossing the ball off the wall and catching it – but there are things that have to happen if that ball isn’t caught! Great game for exercise, teamwork, and concentration.
Supplies needed: ball
Pass the Water
Have everyone line up, holding a cup. The first person’s cup is full of water and once “go” happens, the race is on to see how fast the water can be dumped backward over the person’s head into the cup next in line.
Supplies needed: water, cups
3 Flies Up
It’s all about working on those pop flies! There is a thrower and a catcher and points that can really add up fast!
Supplies needed: gloves, ball
This is the backward version of hide-and-seek. If the seeker finds the hidden person, they join them and continue on with the game.
Supplies needed: none
Think of this as something similar to the game of chicken. There are throwers and catchers and runners in between trying to get to the base. If they’re hit with the ball, they’re out!
Supplies needed: ball, gloves
Hula Hoop Pass
Grab a hula hoop, hold hands, and see if you can get the hula hoop moving up and down the line of players. The first time to get the hula hoop down the line while staying on the arms, wins!
Supplies needed: hula hoop
This is all about catching and releasing! One person throws the ball in the air and screams someone’s name. That person has to come forward and catch the ball and yell “SPUD” at the same time.
Supplies needed: ball
Kick the Can
This game of hide-and-seek starts with the seeker kicking the can. Once reached 100, the can gets set up and the seeker seeks. Everyone has to try to make it back to the can to kick it without getting tagged!
Supplies needed: can
Egg Spoon Relay
Who can carry the raw egg up and down the yard the fastest? The kicker? It has to be on a spoon! This is a super funny relay race!
Supplies needed: spoons, eggs
This will have everyone searching outdoors. Create a list of outdoor objects and see what team can find them all first.
Supplies needed: outdoor items
Flick & Sticks
This is about good hand-eye coordination, balance, and a little bit of luck. Who can pass and catch the frisbee on a stick? You’ll have to see to find out!
Supplies needed: sticks, frisbees
Everyone will have a blast with this relay race. Can you run with a potato in between your knees? You’re going to have to join in on the fun to find out.
Supplies needed: bowl, potatoes
Balloon Hula Hoop
A pair of partners have to bop a balloon over to the hula hoop that is laying on the ground, then proceed to pick up the hula hoop and do some more adventurous obstacles – all without dropping or popping the balloon!
Supplies needed: hula hoop, balloon
Frozen T-Shirt Relay
Freeze a few t-shirts the day before for this fun activity. How fast can a team put on t-shirts and continue the race? It’s bound to be a bit tough when that shirt is frozen into a ball!
Supplies needed: T-shirt
What an amazing game of tag! If the person gets tagged, they become the arms of the octopus and help tag others!
Supplies needed: none
Create your own DIY golf course at home. Line up objects and see if you can toss the frisbee!
Supplies needed: rocks, outdoor items, frisbee
Outdoor Games PDF
Create new memories playing outside! Just print out these Outdoor Backyard Games for Kids, Youth, Camps, Parties, Adults and you’ll see that there are hours of outdoor activities just waiting to happen!
Included in the Backyard Games are…
- 18 Fun Games to Play Outside
- Bonus: Scavenger Hunt Template
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