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Youth Group Outdoor Activities

No matter what season it may be, one of the most fun things that kids get to do is head outside and play for hours! Some of the most fun outdoor games do not involve hi-tech toys or gadgets; all you usually need are a ball, a skipping rope, and perhaps some sidewalk chalk – let your imagination do the rest! One of the great things about outdoor games is that they help us to stay active and healthy without even realizing it; exercise doesn’t have to be boring, there are plenty of outdoor activities that help to keep us healthy while having fun. These activities can also be a whole lot more fun, because we get to spend more time with our friends. Remember that anyone can join in an outdoor game; whether it is a parent, kids, neighbors or friends. Be sure to play smart; stay off the roads, don’t hurt anybody intentionally, and never make fun of other players. By following these simple little rules, we can all make sure that everyone has a great time.

Of course, sometimes it’s a little bit hard to figure out what game to play. There are so many to choose from! Think about what kinds of things you and your friends enjoy doing. There are many games that have been around for at least a hundred years or more, such as hopscotch and marbles, and they’re just as much fun today as they were back then! Perhaps you might like other types of playground games, like jump rope, which is perfect for a small group and is a great activity for all ages. If you’re camping and have a large group of friends there, there are tons of exciting games, like Capture the Flag, or a neighborhood scavenger hunt. Don’t forget that the changing seasons offer us tons of different opportunities, too. Summer is pretty easy in terms of outdoor games, but what about winter? When there’s tons of snow on the ground, don’t hide indoors with a videogame; head outside and have the biggest snowball fight you can imagine with your friends or have a snowman building contest! Check out some of the fun and zany games and activities we have included below for more inspiration!

Classic Outdoor Games

Large Group Games, Perfect for Outdoors

Jump Rope and Hand Clap Games & Rhymes

Other Outdoor Games