Top Ten Popular Outdoor Games for Kids

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Playing outdoor games continues to be one of the favorite past times of kids, in spite of all the play stations and Xboxes that are flooding living rooms across the globe. This list looks at the top 10 most popular games that continue to be favorites among kids.

1. Freeze Tag

Freeze Tag Game

An informal playground game, Freeze Tag involves one or more players who have to try to “tag” other players by touching them with their hands. It is a simple game which requires no sports equipment, scores, or teams. However the game can be made complex with various rule modifications. The game is mostly played in informal areas such as backyards and play grounds.


2. Horse – Shooting Game in Basketball

Horse Shooting Game Basketball

You get a letter for every missed shop in this game. The first player to spell the word “horse” loses. In H-O-R-S-E, the object is to be the last to accrue the five letters, H-O-R-S-E. The shots in the game of H-O-R-S-E are mostly lucky shots or trick shots aimed to make the other person miss. The game is played by two or more persons.

3. Red Light, Green Light

Red Light Green Light Game

Facing the opposite direction, the commander calls out green light which is the command to walk and forward or red light which is the command to stop. You are out if you are caught moving by the commander when the command is to stop.


4. Shadow Tag

Shadow Tag Game

In this game, the idea is to tag someone by moving to their shadow. The child must first of all find his or her shadow. You can see what happens to the shadow by moving around and changing directions. You can chase as well as lose the shadow. Whoever is “it” must try to step on another shadow.


5. Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek Game

Hide-and-seek is a game where several hide themselves in the environment and will be found by one or more seekers. You can find several variants of the game worldwide. This is an old favorite among children’ games.

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