The weather is nice and you want to take advantage of it. You might even be having a group of kids over to play. I’ve put together this collection that includes 15 fun outdoor games for preschoolers. Older children might want to get involved, too! Or how about the whole family?
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
15 Fun Outdoor Games for Preschoolers
Young children love to move, so we made sure to find games that can build large motor development while also focusing on other cognitive skills. You can set these games up in your backyard or a nearby park and they are perfect for play dates, neighborhood get-togethers, and summer parties.
Color Golf – A fun way to strengthen color recognition while hitting balls into the matching hole. (School Time Snippets)
Magnetic Fishing – Use your small wading pool or water table for a game of fishing. (Craftulate)
Pedal for Numbers – Practice number recognition while riding a favorite bike. (Dabbling Momma)
Rhyming Pigeon Race – After reading “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”, play a fun rhyming game that keeps the body moving. (Growing Book by Book)
‘Press Here’ Movement Game – After reading the book Press Here, work on language, counting, and color skills while playing this fun movement game. (Homegrown Friends)
Moving Beach Balls – Move the beach balls using pool noodles. A great way to work upper body strength! (Cloth Diaper Addiction)
Sponge Ball Toss – It’s super simple to make your own sponge balls, and tossing them intocontainers is always fun! (Inner Child Fun)
Sidewalk Chalk Color and Shape Game – Draw shapes in different colors for a fun hopping game. (Tiny Sidekick)
Pom Pom Toss Games – Make your own yarn pom poms and practice throwing them in different directions. (3 Dinosaurs)
Color Matching Game – Paint rocks different colors and find natural materials that match. (Twodaloo)
Garden Treasure Hunt Game – Write clues with chalk on the sidewalk and hunt for the items in your yard. (Nuture Store)
Marble Run Water Slide Game – Slice a pool noodle in half to make a water slide for marbles and have a race! (Mama Papa Bubba)
Balloon Toss – Fill balloons with rice and toss them on the chalk-drawn targets. (A Mom with a Lesson Plan)
Ice Bowling – Recycle water bottles and bowl with a big ice ball in your backyard! (Learn, Play, Imagine)
Pool Noodle Obstacle Course – Challenge your children with this fun obstacle course that uses pool noodles in the backyard. (Learn, Play, Imagine)
More activities for young children:
FREE CIRCLE TIME PLANNER!
Get your FREE circle time planner as a gift when you subscribe to my free weekly newsletters.