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9+ Games to Play Outdoors

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Unplug your kids and get them outside with these fun-filled outdoor games!
Games to Play Outdoors
1. Bottle-Cap Bounce

This simple sidewalk game is portable and super-simple to play. 

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2. Tag With A Twist

Kids have been playing tag since forever, so why not change things up and find a new way to play the game?  

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3. Triangle Toss

Mix learning with play in this sidewalk game that doubles as a hands-on math activity.

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4. Spongeball

This simple game will keep your kids cool when the weather is warm.  All you need are sponges, rubber bands, and a bucket of water!

This simple game will keep your kids cool when the weather is warm.  All you need are sponges, rubber bands, and a bucket of water!

5. Ball Toss

Bring the carnival fun home, by creating a DIY ball toss in your backyard. Bonus, this game doubles as a math exercise, as kids add up their scores.

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6. Tug of War

A schoolyard classic, kids can have fun playing this low-tech game for hours! Click here for five more high-spirited outdoor games.

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7. Wild-Snakes

This fun sidewalk game can be played anywhere, all you need is chalk and a pebble! 

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8. Skip Counting Hopscotch

Boost math skills with this twist on hopscotch that incorporates skip counting. 

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9. Spud

Somewhere between a game of "horse" and "freeze tag," spud will keep your kids on the move. Click here for "hopscotch" and five more old-school games your kids will love.

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Which of the following subjects do you most want your child to master?

Parents Talk Back
Which of the following subjects do you most want your child to master?
Math
42% (26 votes)
Science
21% (13 votes)
Technology
3% (2 votes)
Literature
8% (5 votes)
History
5% (3 votes)
Music and the arts
13% (8 votes)
A foreign language
8% (5 votes)
Total votes: 62