Classic outdoor games are a great family activity; and it gets kids away from the screens. I remember playing these games with my friends at recess or on weekends in the park. I’m sure you’ll recognize them too. Nowadays we just spend way too much time inside and in front of the tv, computer or video games. These classic outdoor games need a revival!
Classic Outdoor Games
A family that plays together, stays together; at least that is my theory. It sure seems like we don’t take enough time out to play with your kiddos. They grow up fast and we need to soak up every second we can. No kid should grow up play Mario Kart but not Kick the Can – batteries fail but a Campbell Soup can never does!
Here is my top 10 favorite classic outdoor games to get you started playing outside. Have fun!
1. Mother May I
Will Mother allow you to move ahead? You better ask first!
2. Kick the Can
Hide and seek meets tag…with a dash of soccer?
Miss Mary Mack and Other Children’s Street Rhymes
3. Simon Says
Can you follow the directions? Listen closely!
4. Blind Man’s Bluff
A fun and challenging game of tag…with twists!
Hopping, skipping, jumping – bring it on!
6. Freeze Tag
Brrr….do you feel a chill in the air? Somebody must be playing FREEZE TAG!!!!
7. Red Rover
Wait, whoa…who’d they call over?
Ok, this can be play indoors or outdoors but…wait did you hear threesies?
9. TV Tag
Great freeze tag variation for you TV enthusiasts.
Did you hear what they said? Try to repeat it to the next player!
Other classic outdoor fun you may want to consider…even if you look silly!
Original Hula Hoop
Double Dutch Jump Rope
Ok – let’s hear the games you remember playing on the school yard!