Summer Games for Kids

Encourage Kids to Get Outside and PLAY this Summer

Have the kids put down the iPads and game controllers this summer and get outside to play! With a few simple supplies and lots of imagination, kids will have a blast soaking in the sun with these great game ideas:

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Image Courtesy of Spoonful.com

Sidewalk Chalk: From drawing murals on the driveway to hopscotch and other brain games, sidewalk chalk is the perfect inexpensive tool that will keep kids busy. Check out fun sidewalk chalk games from LittleHandsBigWork.com!

Water Games: From sprinklers to squirt guns, water games are a novelty that still has kids squealing. Branch out this summer with games like Drip Drip Drop and water balloon tosses with the neighborhood kids.

Campout: Turn your backyard into a wilderness campsite one evening with a tent for kids and parent to sleep in, a small bonfire for smores, guitar singalongs and wacky stories before bedtime. See more ideas in our eBook HERE.

Crafts: Make birdfeeders out of pinecones rolled in peanut butter and sprinkled with bird seed; hang from your yard trees. Or create DIY windchimes with old keys, a branch and paint. Directions HERE.

Exercise: Run relay races and climbing competitions between siblings and friends. Or hang up a large top with shapes cut out for kids to practice throwing footballs and baseballs through like targets. Directions HERE.