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

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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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