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Outdoor games

Explore our ideas for games and entertainment for children: indoor games (at home, school) or outdoors (in the garden or in the playground), with balls and balls, chase games , treasure hunts … At school, in the garden or during a birthday party, we often need ideas to amuse children. Whether you are parents, grandparents, animator or teacher, you will find here lots of great ideas to keep the kids busy and have fun with them. Solo, two, four or in a team, these games and animations are adapted to the number of players and their age. From very simple games for toddlers, to slightly more complex games for older children, there is bound to be the game or the animation that you need. Pick ideas from our selection of games and outdoor entertainment for children and go for hours of fun with family or friends.

Outdoor games benefits

Outdoor games give children the opportunity to have a great time while breathing fresh air and enjoying the sun’s rays. Other times, other manners. In the past, parents didn’t hesitate to send their children outside to play. Today, children go outside less often and play for less time.

Outdoor games allow children to exercise physically and to drain their energy overflow. These games also stimulate their appetite, sleep, concentration and learning ability. In addition, playing outside enriches children with a thousand experiences by putting them in contact with nature (sand, earth, snow, water, wind, rocks, trees, etc.). They can also discover the animals, insects and plants that inhabit their environment.

Why is it important to return to play outside?

Play is a fundamental element of childhood and is generally defined by a spontaneous, entertaining activity, with no external purpose. It can be practiced indoors and outdoors. This page is about the game played outside.

Children today are spending more and more time playing console or watching television. It is so much more fun to spend time outdoors with friends. Going outside allows your child to exercise physically and to drain his energy, which is much needed. Because moving stimulates children’s appetite, their sleep, their concentration and their ability to learn.

Outdoor play can help children develop groos motor skills, increase their balance, enhance their coordination and buld muscle strenght. Outdoor play is increasingly seen as essential for the healthy development of children. This theme highlights the benefits of outdoor play on physical health, mental well-being and cognitive and social development in young children.

Outdoor games push the limits of the imagination since space offers more possibilities. It’s also a way to get to know new kids. It can also be an opportunity to bond, as parents, with neighbors, and thus create a social network in the community. Finally, encouraging their children to move allows them to learn a healthy lifestyle, which they can maintain in the longer term.

Each of the four seasons is an invitation to leave the house to play outside and explore the world. In contact with nature, children are enriched by a thousand experiences favorable to their development. It’s also a great environment to learn to push your limits.

 

Red Light Green Light Game

Red Light Green Light Game. “Red Light, Green Light” is a classic great group game in which one person is a virtual stoplight and gives orders to the other players to stop or go. This game can be played both indoors and outdoors. Game sheet number of players: from 3 children age: from 4 years […]

Snakes in the gutter

Snakes in the gutter Game. Snakes in the gutter is a great game that kids love! In this running game, children attempt to run through the gutter without being tagged by a snake. This game can be played both indoors and outdoors. Game sheet number of players: from 6 children age: from 6 years old […]

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek. Hide and seek is a classic game that kids and even adults of all ages can enjoy. This is the great classic of outdoor games! This game with simple rules is one of the children’s favorites. In Hide and Seek, players must hide to avoid being discovered by the “It”. This game […]

Four Square

Four Square. Four Square is a classic outdoor American game. It focuses on the physical ability to hit a ball with control using one’s hands. The ball is thrown back between the players in the squares until a player makes a mistake and is eliminated. Game sheet number of players: from 4 children age: from […]

Wacky Waiter Game

Wacky Waiter Game Wacky Waiter Game is a very nice outdoor relay game to organize when the weather is nice outside… Holding a plastic tray similar like a waiter does, the player must run with a glass filled with water on the tray to the turn around point and back to the start line to […]

Kick the Can

Kick the Can. Kick the Can is a collective game that is played outdoors. The goal of this game is to find all the hidden children while protecting his ball, “the Can”. This game is also known as kick the block, guard the block, can can, 40 40, pom pom, tip the can, tin can copper, and can up can down…   Game […]

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