You have been stuck inside for months waiting for warmer weather, and it is finally here! We are sure you are ready to get outside, enjoy the sun, and find some fun games to play outdoors!
Awesome Games to Play Outdoors This Spring
The snow has melted, and the sun is shining, so the obvious next step is to play some outdoor games. We have a list of five of our favorites, and all of them are spring weekend approved.
Frisbee tag is a fun game to play outdoors for two or more teams of two or more people each. You can play this in your backyard, but find a larger space for maximum fun. If you don’t already have a frisbee, pick a few up online (you’ll want back-ups!). Frisbee tag is played like a game of “keep away” with the first team throwing the frisbee to others on their team and trying to keep it from being caught by members of the opposing team(s). Each catch gets one point, interceptions get two points, and the first team to 10 points wins!
Another great frisbee game if you have a large space to work with is frisbee golf. This one can be played by any number of people—it can even be played solo if you just need an excuse to get out of the house and get some of that early spring sunshine! Start by designating the “golf course” (public parks are great for this because they have a lot of trees and some tall structures that can be used as “golf holes,” or you can mark the “holes” with a simple decoration like a balloon). Depending on where you live, your city might even have designated disc frisbee courses. Throw the frisbee to the first “hole,” counting how many times it takes to get there, then move on to the next “hole” until you complete the course. Like traditional golf, the total number of tries it takes you to clear all the “holes” is your score—and also like traditional golf, lower scores are better.
Our favorite game for two teams of one or two players, cornhole is obviously the best game to play outdoors. Click here to get a refresh on the official rules of cornhole (and the unofficial rules of cornhole!), and click here to contact us about designing your own custom cornhole game.
If you know how to play cornhole, you know how to play horseshoes! Instead of the cornhole boards, use stakes; instead of the Cornhole bags, use horseshoes; instead of twenty-one points to win, winners need 40. This one is a little more of an investment than the other games on our list, and if you are playing with younger kids, we recommend getting a set of plastic shoes that are easier for little hands to throw!
This is a super fun game to play outside for at least three players and the only equipment needed is a ball, a frisbee, a cornhole bag, or anything else that can be thrown into the air. The first person throws a ball or object of choice in the air and calls out a number between 1 and 500, whoever catches the ball gets the amount of points that was called out, and the first player to reach 500 wins. This is a great game that doesn’t require any complex set up, and it can help younger kids practice addition!
Alright, we gave you a few games that you can play outdoors now that the sun is out, so get out there and start playing!