16 Outdoor Games for Kids (And How to Play)

Here's a list of simple and classic outdoor games for kids to enjoy some old-school fun in the backyard! You don't need a large group or fancy outside toys to enjoy these childhood games. Kids can have a lot of fun with their own two feet, and even more with a playground ball and a piece of chalk.

Know of more fun games to play outside? Suggest a favorite below and let us know how to play!


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