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Jan 9, 2023

10 Fun and Engaging Outdoor Games for Kids

Mackenzie Lee

As summer approaches, it’s time to get your kids outside and playing! Outdoor games for kids can be a great way to get your preschoolers outside, having fun and learning some valuable skills along the way. Here are 10 outdoor games for preschoolers that are sure to be a hit with your little ones.

  1. Tag Games: Tag is a classic outdoor game for kids of all ages. It’s a great way to get your preschoolers running around and having fun. Consider different variations of tag to keep the game interesting.

  2. Hula Hoop Games: Hula hoops are not just for hula hooping. Use them as targets for bean bags, tossing balls, or even a game of ring toss.


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  3. Simon Says: This game is a great way to get your preschoolers following directions. Have them do various activities like hopping, running, and dancing.

  4. Duck Duck Goose: This is a classic game that’s been around for generations. Have your preschoolers sit in a circle and take turns being the “goose” as they run around the circle.


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  5. Jump Rope: Jumping rope is an excellent way to get your preschoolers exercising. Try to make it fun by making different patterns or using songs.

  6. Musical Statues: This is a fun game that encourages your preschoolers to move to the beat. Have them dance around to some music and then freeze when the music stops.


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  7. Water Gun Races: On hot days, water guns can be a great way to keep your preschoolers cool. Divide them into teams and have them race to the finish line while shooting water at each other.

  8. Hide and Seek: This is a timeless game that can be played outdoors. Have your preschoolers take turns hiding and seeking each other.


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  9. Three-Legged Race: Tie your preschoolers’ legs together in pairs and have them race to the finish line. This is a great way to encourage teamwork and cooperation.

  10. Relay Races: Relay races are a great way to get your preschoolers running and having fun. Divide them into teams and have them compete against each other.

These 10 outdoor games for preschoolers are sure to keep your little ones engaged and having a great time. So get outside and let the games begin!

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