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Outdoor Activities for Kids

August 10, 2012 | Faye | Comments (3)

Are you looking for something to do outdoors?

Why not try a few of these outdoor games with family and friends:

We listed the name of the activity with a brief description, see below:

  • Duck, Duck, Goose:  When someone tags your head, and yells goose. Your main objective is to tag the person before he/she gets back around the circle.  Requires: a group of 8 -10 kids form a circle.
  • Flash Tag:  This game is similar to tag. Objective of the game is to hide in the dark without getting caught by the flash of the flashlight (person who holds the flashlight is “IT”). Requires: at least 3 people, the more the merrier!
  • Red Light, Green Light:  One person is designated as the “human traffic light” at one end of the playing field. While the rest of the group is lined up horizontally on the opposite side of the playing field. The “human traffic light” calls out “Red light”, in which players are suppose to stop or “freeze”, if caught the player(s) are out of the game. The “human traffic light” can also call out “Green light”, as this means players can proceed. The first person to reach the end of the line is declared the winner. Requires: 4 people and more.

Bonus: Throw in a diversion by adding “yellow light”, players are required to walk, not run!

  • Hide and Seek: One person is the “It” person and is required to find the person hiding.

Don't forget to come out and visit your local library. Your library may have books on outdoor activities,  and other related games. Try it out and we hope you have fun!





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