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Fun outdoor games for kids.  Outdoor play to keep kids busy and having fun outside. 

The best outdoor games for kids of all ages, families, events, groups, preschoolers through teens!

Games are listed in alphabetical order. 
Click the highlighted links for each game to get complete rules, set-up and play instructions plus variations for the game. 

Blindman's Bluff - Blindfolded player tries to find and identify other players.  One of the classic children's games. 

Canadian Four Corners - Fast paced game for outdoor fun! 

Capture the Flag - Capture the other teams flag and return it to your home base without getting caught.  Fun and fast paced game of skill, strategy and speed.  For a summer variation play with water balloons.   This outdoor game is fun for kids and adults.

Dodgeball - Avoid being hit by balls the opposing team is throwing while trying to eliminate the other teams players. 

Foursquare - Played on a large square divided into four smaller squares.  The object of the game is to move up to the first square and stay there.

Handkerchief Game - Race game combined with concentration.

Hide and Seek - There are many variations of this fun children's game.  We've listed our favorites including the rules and directions for Hide and Seek, Squished Sardines, Flashlight Hide and Seek and Kick the Can which are all variations of the game. 

Hopscotch - Popular children's game using chalk drawn boxes and rocks. 

HORSE - Fun game using a basketball and basketball goal and trying to out do each others shots.

Horseshoes - Game for 2 to 4 players.  Throw horseshoes at a stake for points. 

Hula Hoopla - Fun outdoor game using hula hoops.

Jackpot -  Great outdoor game of throwing a football and gaining points for catching it. 

Jacks - Game rules and variations for the game of jacks.

Juggle Circle - Fun outdoor game for kids involving lots of balls.

Jumprope - Fun jump rope rhymes and chants.

Kick Ball  - Great outdoor game for kids played like baseball, but kicking the ball instead.

Kick the Can - Fun fast paced game that combines racing, strategy and hide and seek.

Octopus - Fun game of tag.  At the top of our children games list. 

Red Rover - Classic children's game where two teams steal players from the other team.

Red Light Green Light - Classic children's game of quickness and strategy.

Shadow Scout - Game of strategy and clues.

SPUD - Super fun kids game using a playground ball.

Tag Games - Many different versions of the game of tag. 

What Time is it Mr. Wolf? - Fun children's game for all ages.