As summer approaches, everyone in the family wants to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. It's time to grab everyone up and head out to the fresh air where the sun is shining and there's no television. There are a lot of fun backyard games that can be enjoyed for the whole family. Research shows that kids are more likely to be active when the parents are active. This means you need to get out there with your kids and show them how to have a ridiculously good time.
When the weather gets especially hot, there is always the swimming pool. Regardless of whether you've got an in-ground pool or an above-ground pool, there are tons of fun games that are a blast to play in the pool. This includes such things as:
- Diving sticks
- Marco polo
Water balloons are also a guaranteed way for everyone to have a lot of fun outside. Whether it's an out and out battle of tag or a friendly balloon toss, everything can be more fun with water balloons. Take dozens of balloons and fill them up and see who can get the wettest.
Slip and slides are some of the most fun backyard games you could possibly ask for. These don't require a lot of space in the yard and a simple garden hose attached to it will provide all the necessary water. With a strong running start, flop down on your belly and see who can get down the path the furthest. Everyone will have a great time slipping and sliding on it, trying to get all the way to the end.
Often, having a great time doesn't involve water nor are there a lot of props necessary. Sometimes it is just about being together and being a little athletic. If you have a hop ball for everybody and a large back yard, there are a lot of games that you can make up too. With a little imagination, a variety of games can be implemented including:
- Hop races
- Human checkers
All it takes is a few props and a strong imagination to make some fun backyard games for the whole family to participate in. Whether everyone's jumping into the pool or hopping around on a ball, the important thing is that everyone is outside together, enjoying each other's company. With some liquid chalk or streamers, you can create boundaries, tic tac toe boards and lots of other things to create some competitions and other fun games. Add a little water and you can have fun and stay cool at the same time, too.
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