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Fun Backyard Games To Amuse Bored Kids

Amusing the kids can be tricky sometimes and as the weather gets warmer most parents would prefer them to be outside playing in the sunshine. So, we’ve put together a list of 101 of the best and most fun backyard games for the young ones and the young at heart.

Full List Of The Best Fun Backyard Games

When deciding on which backyard games should be included in our list of backyard games and ideas we tried to accommodate children of all ages. Yes, even the ones who think they’re too old for fun and games. Some entries may look like they’re on the list twice, but that’s because different age groups have different listings.

Gym Dandy Spinning Teeter Totter - Impact Absorbing Kids Playground...
  • TWO-IN-ONE PLAY SET - This seesaw can rotate in complete 360 degree. Thanks to its...
  • HEAVY-DUTY CONSTRUCTION - This teeter totter is built with a heavy-duty frame that's...
  • SAFE AND ERGONOMIC DESIGN - This play set features 2 elongated soft cushioned seats and...

JumpSport Big Top Or AlleyOOP Outback Trampoline Tent | Cushy &...
  • Giant 11 Feet Across, 5 1/2 Feet High
  • Patent Pending No-Pole Safety Design
  • 3 Windows & 1 Door with Screens & Zippers

WOW Super Slide l 25' x 6' Water Slide
  • Giant 25' x 6' backyard lawn slide with sprinkler system
  • Extra-thick, heavy-duty PVC construction
  • Customized connection system to connect multiple slides together

BANZAI Bump n Bounce Body Bumpers n
  • 25"L x 25"W x 23"H inflatable body bumpers
  • 2 body bumpers included for belly-to-belly bumping action
  • Fun and safe cushiony inflatable surface

POCO DIVO 6-ft Play Tunnel Kids Tent Children Pop-up Toy Tube
  • Perfect for muscle development, stimulate the imagination for creative playtime
  • Consist of blue, yellow & red is the most popular multi-color tunnel
  • Fast and easy set up and fold by pop-up design, Lightweight and portable with a carry bag

13-Foot by 13-Foot Square Extreme Twister Inflatable Multi-Person...
  • HEAVY DUTY - The vinyl on our inflatables is double, triple, and in some areas 6-way box...
  • PREMIUM QUALITY - Our inflatables are manufactured with 15 ounce Plato« "Lite and Strong"...
  • EASY TO PLAY - A pair of giant dice take the place of the spinning wheel to instruct...

Mini Ogodisk Super Disk Set - Outdoor Family Camping Game for Kids,...
  • FUN FOR BACKYARD, BEACH, AND POOL PLAY - Our OgoSport Disk Set is perfect for some fun in...
  • DURABLE FOAM, SPANDEX - Our beach trampoline game set is strong enough to catch and throw...
  • ADAPTS TO MANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - Our disk set is perfect for kids above age 4, but can...

Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
  • 2 speeds plus reverse; 2¼ & 4½ mph. (4½ mph lockout for beginners)
  • Accelerator pedal with automatic brakes
  • Farm tractor wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.

Micro Mini Deluxe | 3-Wheeled, Lean-to-Steer, Swiss-Designed Micro...
  • New adjustable T-bar accommodates children as they grow
  • Please tighten handlebar clamp using supplied hex wrench before riding
  • New anodized T-bars with 8 fun new deck colors

Ultimate 175 Gram Flying Disc - Professional Foldable Sporting Throw...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SOFT - This catch disc is made by the safer PE Material, it doesn't hurt...
  • EASY TO PLAY - Our ultimate sporting disks are specially designed for straight flights,...
  • GREAT FUN GIFT - Perfect for throwing games at the beach, lake and pool. Both adult and...

Importance of Backyard Games in Your Child’s Development

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Recent statistics state that approximately one in three children in the United States are overweight. One way to combat that problem is to get kids outside to run instead of shooting zombies on screen, inside the house.

There’s more benefits to outside play than just the physical aspects. Have you ever seen kids out of school doors as soon as the bell goes off?

You can see freedom and excitement in their faces. Being outside allows kids to engage in behavior that isn’t acceptable outside. For example, they don’t have to use inside voices. Running around is the best way to steam for a child.

Activities like throwing a ball, trampolining, and treasures hunts, all help your child to grow and develop fine motor skills. Backyard games usually involve more kids and social skills are another important aspect of a child’s development.

Did Our List of Backyard Games Bring Back Some Memories for You?

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You will have noticed some oldies and goodies on our list and that was deliberate. Although the modern toys are fun to play with there’s a lot to be said for the sheer fun of getting your hands dirty by making mud pies or building sandcastles.