Leave the baseball gloves at home cause all you need is a couple pillowcases to play a game of catch. You’re kiddos will love this twist on an all-American pastime.
If you’re faster than a snail, you’re moving too fast. In this slow-paced game, the trick is to go as s-l-o-w as possible. Just imagine you are racing in applesauce!
Be like a spy and make your way through a web of obstacles. Your kiddos will have to think strategically and have cat-like reflexes to be named the master spy.
Put your basketball skills to the test with a game of H-O-R-S-E. Layup, free throw, jump shot—give it all you got. Just don’t be the first to spell “HORSE.”
We all recognize this party-game classic. You move around to the beat until it’s no longer there. If you don’t find a seat, you’ll be gone too. It’s that easy!
Foxes chase geese, and in this exciting game, it’s no different—except this game is a lot more fun. So what are you waiting for? Let the party animals play!
Bring some life to your kiddo’s next get together. All you need is some friends and two old blankets to drag each other across the yard and to share some laughs.
How high can you jump? With a little friendly competition, your kiddos can probably jump higher than you think. It’s the perfect high-intensity game for 3+ players.
You run, you find, and then you pack in like sardines. It’s like Hide and Seek, but in reverse. Either way, it’s a fun game guaranteed to bring friends closer.
Hop on one foot, two feet, one foot, two feet as many times as the number your stone lands on. Then go back without falling or missing a step!
Just because it’s dark outside doesn’t mean you can’t go out and play. Flashlight Tag is a fun, nighttime game that will brighten up any dark night. Tag, you’re it!
Run, catch, dodge—do whatever you have to do to not spell out SPUD. This fast-paced game is the perfect way to get out some of your kiddo’s extra energy.
When you combine frisbee and golf, you get hours of fun. Set up your own Frisbee Golf course and test your frisbee skills. The player with the fewest tosses WINS!
Who needs an alley when you can bowl in your backyard? Just find household objects and a couple friends. Keep on rolling until you knock all 10 pins down. STRIKE!
Hot outside? Chill out with Feet-y FreeZ Out. The objective is simple—use your feet to get the ice cubes out of the water. Don’t forget to stretch those feet!
Cool down on a really hot day—and see how low you can go. Maneuver, shimmy and squirm your way under the water without getting wet or touching the ground.
Red rover, red rover, send GoGo squeeZ right over! Find the weakest link in the chain of friends and break through. You have to go as fast as you can.
You know how this game goes. Everyone hides as best as they can while “IT” runs around trying to find all their friends. Remember to say, "Ready or not, here I come!"
A classic that’s super-duper fun! Gather up all your little duckling friends—at least five—and sit patiently as you wait to find out if you’re a duck or GOOSE!
The more people who are “IT”, the more fun you have. Instead of being tagged and out, you join hands with the “IT” blob to try and tag everyone else.
Gather up your friends, and attach "tails" to their shoes using pieces of yarn. Run and chase while you stomp on everyone else’s tails. But be careful and protect your tail!
When one game isn’t enough, have a Backyard Mini Olympics. Compete against your friends in your favorite games to reveal the true champions of the backyard.
Run, hide and try to avoid going to jail while the “IT” kiddo tags as many friends as possible. To bust the jailed crew out, just simply kick the can.
Feel the paint squish between your toes and race to be the first team to have all your players make a colorful footprint. It’s fun, messy and best played outside.
Fast, fast and really fast! ZigZag through the bags at various speeds, but be careful not to hit the bags—or cones, sandbags, backpacks or whatever you find to use.
A fun game kiddos love to play, and an easy way for parents to get all those pesky pinecones picked up. It’s simple: just toss the cones into a basket.
The more you “spy” the more you hop. In I Spy: Hopscotch, you spot something that represents the number of hops you want to take. (Hint: dogs have 4 legs.)
Take traditional tag up a notch with a fun twist. In tree tag, bases are only safe for the first two people to get there. So you better be quick!
One step forward, two steps left, scratch your head and jump—in this wholesome game, you do whatever the leader does. It’s a fun game for kids of all ages.
All you need is teamwork, a lot of bendy-ness and a hula-hoop. But be warned: you have to bend, stretch and move about without letting go of your friends.