Ginger Snap Crafts: 5 Awesome Outdoor Games

5 Awesome Outdoor Games

Good morning! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week! Today I am so excited to be partnering with CLIF Kid to show you the importance of getting your kids to ‘come out to play’. I know when I was young we lived outside….it was one of the best places to play! We spent hours outside playing house, pretending to be a gymnast, building forts & mud pies. It’s a little harder today to get your kiddos outside since we have to compete with screen time. Ugh! Buuuut it’s so important to encourage our kiddos to put down their electronics & simply play! Play is disappearing at home, in school and in communities. 70% of moms played outside when they were kids, & today only 31% of their kids play outside. Let’s change that! When we get our kids outdoors we are teaching them healthy habits & reclaiming important play time. Yay! Today I am excited to be sharing 5 Awesome Outdoor Games that our family loves. Let’s get started! :)

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Clif Kid

When your kiddos are busy & playing they’ll need some fuel! ;) I love giving them CLIF Kid Zbar®. These bars feature nutrients that active kids need & in flavors they crave like chocolate chip & iced oatmeal cookie. Yum!  I love that these bars are made with organic ingredients & have no high fructose corn syrup, are non-GMO, have lots of important nutrients for active kids & no artificial flavors in them. They are perfect to keep on hand as an after school snack or as part of a school lunch. :)

eating a snack

Alright, my kids love when I plan a fun activity outside! This week was back to school, and I could tell they needed an activity to burn off some of that extra energy they had built up! ha! So I gather some of our family’s favorite outdoor games up! All of these are always a hit with my kids! They are great for a fun afternoon or at a birthday party or school activity. Gather some of the neighborhood kids up & have a fun competition! The first activity we played was sponge bomb tag! Eek! I showed you how we made these easy sponge bombs right over {HERE}. Make a bunch, soak them in water & then let your kiddos chase each other around with them getting wet in the process. If you can play & get wet at the same time that’s a win win! ha!

water bomb tag

We call this activity bubble limbo. Grab a pool noodle & a bubble machine & see how low you can go! I tried this, too. Annnnnd apparently I can’t go very low! ha! I busted it on my first attempt. My kiddos play this much better than me. ;)

bubble limbo

The next game we played was jump rope races. As you can tell from my kiddos faces, they LOVE to play this! Line them up & say go! It’s fun to see who can make it across the finish line the fastest.

jump rope races

This activity is a fun one! We call it beach ball baseball. We use a pool noodle for the bat, a beach ball for the ball, a kiddie pool is home plate & then we used cones for the bases. It’s so fun watching them “slide” into home plate.

pool noodle baseball

Finally, any outdoor games wouldn’t be the same without a good game of water balloon toss! ;)

water balloon toss

Join me & CLIF Kid as we encourage boys & girls all over to get back outside, push their limits, feed their adventurous spirit & PLAY. :) Kiddos are happier & healthier when they PLAY outside!

organic zbar


kids in motion

snack for kiddos

Be sure to check out this CLIF Kid video. It will bring back some fun memories of when you were growing up & give you some ideas for your kids. Let me know what outdoor activities are your kiddos favorites. I’d love to hear & try them out with my kiddos, too. Leave a comment below. :)

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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