Summer sure is flying right on by. It does have a way of doing that around here. Winters that go on, and on, and on (and on) and summers that vanish in a blink.
But I will not let it slip away just yet. And we are going to squeeze each and every last drop out of these warm sunny days. What better way to enjoy the summer with little ones than with some just plain ol’ fun summer games?
Just before we dive into the pool …I mean, games, did you get your FREE Summer Playdough Mats yet? Your child can get creative by making some delicious ice cream out of playdough, decorating butterfly wings, making playdough flowers for their garden, and more! Get yours right here:
Boy, are there some good ones out there! Here are some awesome summer games to play outside with your little loves:
Awesomely Fun Trampoline Games – Do you have a trampoline in your backyard? If so, be sure to try out some of these games with the kids.
Walk the Line Outdoor Movement Game by Pre-K Pages – Grab some sidewalk chalk and design different paths with the children. Then let them play through different challenges. Simple, but fun!
Sidewalk Simon by Toddler Approved – Make a chalk version of the game “Simon” for the kids to play outside this summer. They can practice their colors while playing and jumping.
Shoot and Splash Activity by No Time for Flash Cards – Add some water fun to this game of blaster target practice!
DIY Lawn Yahtzee by The Pinning Mama – Bring Yahtzee outside this summer in a big way! The kids can help make the large dice and play together as a family.
Playing Four Square with Kids by My Mundane and Miraculous Life – Play this classic kids’ game in the driveway this summer. Let the children help determine the best way to play along the way.
Pool Noodle Backyard Obstacle Course by Learn Play Imagine – Put together this fun obstacle course with pool noodles and other toys. Then let the kid competitors at it and watch the fun.
Red Light Green Light by Teach Preschool – Line the kids up in the driveway or the backyard to play this favorite preschool game. You just need the kids to play, although stop and go signs make a handy addition.
Summer Twister by Eucharisteo – Turn your lawn into a game of twister with some paint and a homemade spinner.
Squirt Gun Races by This Grandma is Fun – Create an obstacle course around squirt gun challenges!
Parachute Games by NurtureStore – Grab a colorful parachute, take it outside, and entertain the kids for hours. Which of these games would the children enjoy the most?
Tag Games by The Pleasantest Thing – Summer is perfect for a game of tag. Get outside with the kids and try one of these five versions of the favorite game.
Rolling Down the Hill by What Do We Do All Day – Let the kids in on the amazing fun to be had rolling down the hills this summer.
Pool Noodle Hockey by Toddler Approved – Set up this simple hockey game in the backyard this summer! Adding pool noodles makes it even more fun.
Sponge Ball Toss by Passion for Savings – A simple way for the kids to cool down this summer while having a blast.
Angry Bird Inspired Water Balloon Game by No Time for Flash Cards – Have fun with water balloons decorated like Angry Birds!
Bicycle Games by Kids Activities Blog – These games are great for kids enamored with their bikes this summer!
Giant Jenga by A Beautiful Mess – Children who love board games will get a kick out of this super-sized Jenga to play on the back porch.
Glow in the Dark Tic-Tac-Toe by Coffee Cups and Crayons – Add some glow sticks to make a favorite game even more entertaining for a summer night.
Ice Bowling by Learn Play Imagine – Turn the driveway into an ice bowling alley for the kids. See how many pins they can knock down before the bowling ball melts.
I am sure we have enough summer left to try out a few of these summer games. I hope you do too.
Thank you for reading friends, Happy Wednesday!