10 Outdoor Party Games for Kids

Planning a backyard birthday party? We've got you covered! These 10 outdoor activities combine crafts and play to make fun games that are sure to keep large groups of rowdy children entertained. Play a game of frisbee golf with homemade paper plate frisbees, make your own sidewalk chalk paint, make massive bubbles using a giant bubble wand, fly your own handmade paper kites, and more! These games are sure to turn your birthday parties into the must-attend event of the season!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Plate Frisbee

    Warm weather is finally here! Try making this easy classic toy from scratch.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Frog Pond Game
    Frog Pond Game

    (Ages 3-11)

    Frogs or turtles--who will land on the lily pads and win?

  • Visual aid of how to complete Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

    Let the driveway be your canvas with this homemade sidewalk paint!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Flubber Slime
    Flubber Slime

    (Ages 3-8)

    My daughter loves anything messy. She'll find the tiniest spot of mud in the grass and find a way to cover herself in it. So when I saw this flubber slime activity, I knew that the kids (and neighbors' kids) were in for a gooey-good time! Borax (sodium tetraborate) is a naturally-occurring mineral salt commonly used as a laundry booster or cleaner. As with any other cleaning product, it should be kept away from children not under direct supervision of an adult. Do not allow children to ingest Borax. If consumed, contact a poison control center immediately. Wash hands after play, as prolonged skin exposure may cause irritation.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pool Noodle Toss
    Pool Noodle Toss

    (Ages 9-16)

    Transform the ordinary ring toss to a giant outdoor game. This activity is super quick to set up and perfect for entertaining kids and adults alike! It kept my high-energy boys entertained for hours, which was the perfect afternoon activity. All you need are a few pool noodles and wooden dowels to get started.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Giant Bubble Wand

    Now that the weather is warming up, my kids have been looking forward to going camping and playing outside! Using some household items, it was easy to make a giant bubble wand and a bubble solution for giant bubbles. The kids loved taking turns trying to see who could make the biggest bubbles.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Sponge Bullseye Game

    This activity is a great way to beat the heat of Summer. With just a few cheap materials, my kids were entertained all morning long. Best of all, we got to practice some math skills while the kids had fun in the sun!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Painting on the Fence

    Head outside to do some painting with your toddler. It's fun for them and the clean up is easy for the grown-ups. Just hose off the fence--and the toddler, too.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Kites

    (Ages 5-11)

    Hey! Let's go fly a kite!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Sun Piñata
    Sun Piñata

    (Ages 3-11)

    Create a traditional pinata from flour paste, newspaper and paint.

Get inspired!