12 Outdoor Games for Kids for Cool Fun This Summer

Do your kids like to play outside?

Are you looking for some unique outdoor activities?

Energize your summer with fun outdoor games for kids.

My Kids’ Adventures searched the web for fun games to play outside with your kids. Some are classics with a twist, others are supersized and many are both!

In this article I’ll share our 12 favorite outdoor games for kids of all ages. You and your family will enjoy them all summer long. Ready to go play?

Looking for summer fun? Try these 12 outdoor games for kids. From cool classics to giant-sized familiar favorites, you’ll find games the whole family will love.

Why Play Outdoor Games?

Playing games is an excellent way to have fun with your family. And games get everyone outside exercising. Play these games in your backyard, at a park, on the beach, on a camping trip, wherever. So pack ‘em up and head on out.

There’s a wide variety of options for all ages. Plus, most of the games we found cost very little or nothing to play. Whether you want a quiet game like Memory or an active game like an obstacle course, there’s something for everyone and every day.

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How to Turn a Veggie Into a Plant: Gardening the Fast Way

Want to get your kids excited about gardening?

Looking for a secret shortcut to make plants grow fast?

How about a gardening trick that turns trash into food?

Regrow vegetables and fruits to transform them from stems, cores and seeds into fresh, delicious plants you can eat.

It requires very little time and space, and no extra money!

In this article I’ll explain how fun, fast and easy it is to regrow vegetables and fruits with your kids even if you have a black thumb.

Transform fruits and vegetables from stems, cores and seeds into fresh, delicious, plants you can eat, with very little time and space and no extra money!

Why Regrow Your Food?

Two words: instant gratification. Kids today crave it. Adults often strive for it, too.

Gardening is a great family activity to get kids outside and teach them that the food on their plates comes from the earth, not just the grocery store!

If you want to grow a family garden, go for it! It’s fun for kids to watch fruits and vegetables grow and then eat their newly grown bounty. You can use seeds or starter plants, but either method requires some patience.

The quickest way to reap fully grown, edible plants is to regrow your food from the uneaten parts of other fruits and veggies. It’s fun. It’s cool to see the process. It’s instant gratification gardening (or the closest thing to it).

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How to Create a Neighborhood Day Camp With Your Kids

Do your kids get bored easily over the summer?

Looking for an exciting summer program to get them outside playing and away from the electronics?

Here’s a solution: start a week-long neighborhood day camp.

Create a camp with your kids and get other local families involved, and everyone will have an amazing summer adventure!

In this article I’ll show you how you and your kids can start a neighborhood summer camp filled with fun, educational and creative activities.

Plan a neighborhood summer day camp filled with fun, educational and creative activities for all the kids on your block.

Why Start a Summer Camp?

Happy kids greet the summer with massive anticipation. Parents, on the other hand, have to scramble to find appropriate and affordable activities to keep their kids active and entertained throughout the summer.

Summer camp is a great opportunity for kids to bond with their peers in activities different than those during the school year.

Instead of sending your kids away to camp, work with them to create your own day camp that everyone can enjoy. Even your littlest kids can contribute. Then recruit other local families to give their input and help out.

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How to Produce a Backyard Olympics With Your Kids

Do your kids like a little friendly competition?

Want to get your family outdoors for some fun?

In this article, I’ll show you how to produce Olympic Games (kids version) right in your own backyard.

Your kids and their friends will remember it for years to come.

Backyard Olympics: discover how to plan Olympic Games (kids version) in your backyard that your children and friends will remember for years.

Why Hold Your Own Backyard Olympics?

Watching the Olympic Games on television is a great way to introduce your children to a wide variety of sporting events. But watching isn’t everything. Many of today’s children and teens spend too many hours in front of computer screens and TV sets.

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How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Water Park

Are your kids begging for a trip to the water park?

Want a fun alternative without the crowds, money and worry?

If you have a backyard, you have the makings of a water park!

In this article, I’ll show you how to create your own fun with a wet and wild sunny-day adventure your family will enjoy right in your own backyard.

Backyard water park: use your imagination and supplies to create wet and wonderful water challenges your kids will love right in your backyard.

Why a Backyard Water Park?

Did you ever run through the sprinklers as a child?

There’s something about the combination of water and grass on a hot day that is irresistible to kids.

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How to Create a Backyard Treasure Hunt, Minecraft Style

Are you looking to create a fun adventure in your very own backyard?

Do your kids place more value on their videogames than the real world?

How about bridging the two? Minecraft is one of the hottest games for kids.

Did you know you can create “adventure maps” in your own backyard?

Whether your kids are into Minecraft or not, this article is sure to get them outside for a fun adventure.

Here's how to create a minecraft inspired backyard treasure hunt to get your kids off the computer and into the backyard.

Why a Backyard Treasure Hunt?

My kids have been creating adventure maps on Minecraft for a long time now, so I thought it would be fun to create a real-life adventure map in our backyard.

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Getting Dirty: Five Fun Composting Projects for Kids

Did you grow up being told not to play in the dirt?

Have you told your kids the same thing?

It’s time to break the rules!

If you’re looking for a fun activity to get your kids outdoors, try getting dirty making fresh organic compost.

This article will show you five fun composting projects you can do with your kids.

Composting projects: teach kids the benefits and how-to’s of composting with activities to make composting fun and educational.

The Dirt on Compost

Composting is very simple, costs virtually nothing and is one of the easiest outdoor family activities you can do.

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