Top Ten Popular Outdoor Games for Kids

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6. Flashlight Tag

Flashlight Tag Game

Played at night mostly, the game mixes the popular games, hide and seek with tag. When other players hide, the person who is “it” waits at the “jail” counting to a high number. The person armed with a flashlight searches for other players who may be changing hiding spots. The flashlight must remain on at all times and may not be covered. The game is played during the night.

7. Hopscotch


This game is fairly simple and can be played alone or with several players. It is generally played on playgrounds by children. There is a course for playing this game whose designs vary. The course comprises of many linear squares interspersed with blocks of two lateral squares. Traditionally the course ends with a “safe” or “home” base in which the player may turn before completing the reverse trip.


8. Kick the Can

Kick the Can

Kick the can similar to the game of tag is played outdoors, with three to a few dozen players, usually children. In this game, one person designated as “it” and a can or similar object is placed in the open. The other players conceal themselves while “it” covers his or her eyes and counts to a pre decided number. You must try and kick a ball or can over the other teams end line.

9. Catching Fireflies

Catching Fireflies

Children also enjoy catching fireflies on a warm summer evening which is an enjoyable pass time. All you need is a dark field or forest, a flashlight and a jar!


10. Handball


This game is played against a single wall by two or four players who strike a rubber ball with their hands or against walled apace. There are various versions of the game which is played by kids outdoors.

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