Easy Outdoor Game Ideas to Make Your Next Party ROCK!
The days are getting longer and longer, and it’s time to spend more time out of doors! Whether you are going camping, hosting a neighborhood barbecue, or your kid’s birthday there’s always room for outdoor game ideas at your next get together! We’ve put together a list of some of our very favorites!
When I was growing up, one of my favorite outdoor game ideas was croquet. No, I’m not some 18th century old dame, but for some reason, I just always loved playing that game. Badminton was a close second! (Ok, maybe I am an old 18th century woman reincarnated two hundred years later, but what can I say I’m a weirdo.)
Badminton! Never took me to be a badminton nut did you? What can I say? I’m full of surprises! When we lived in New Jersey, our school had after school intramurals. You could play things like flag football, field hockey, tennis, and badminton. Being the dork that I am, I was geeking out that there was badminton intramurals! Sign me UP for that bad boy. Who doesn’t love badminton?
On the first day of the intramurals, I got my answer pretty quickly. With a big cheese eating smile on my face, and a little skip in my awkward teenage gait I floated into the gym ready to see who my adversaries would be on the court. Expecting to see a crowd of faces with the edge of competition on their faces, my jaw dropped when I saw a tumbleweed roll across the gymnasium floor. No one was there! Not ONE single student. Not even the dorks from audio visual club. Literally NO ONE but me, well myself and the gym teacher. I was flabbergasted. I couldn’t be the ONLY kid in school that thought badminton was bad ass. Or could I?
Despite the startling lack of peer participation, I held my head high and I decided to play anyway. Two or three times a week my gym teacher and I would play after school, and it’s seriously one of my fondest memories of middle school. She didn’t have to take the time to play with me. Instead she could’ve just cancelled the class, but she didn’t. We played and man was competition fierce, but I loved every minute of it!
Yup, that’s why classics, like badminton, are still on my outdoor game ideas list, because some things are just too much of a classic to overlook!
Before you check out the outdoor game ideas, check out our family’s list of favorite 55+ outdoor camping games for kids!
If you are more of the crafty sort, you can also find some of our favorite camping crafts for kids here!
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What are some of your favorite outdoor game ideas? Sometimes we find that people from different areas of the country have different games they play outside! What are some of your favorites!
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