Outdoor colorful fun summer games

It is the end of the school year, something that your kids have surely been waiting for so long. Happier than ever, summer vacation here we come. The summer vacation is a great time of the year to have lots of family fun, play games and do different bonding activities with the kids.


An inexpensive activity that we first thought of was the famous old-school game “Hopscotch”.  All we needed were color chalks (if you have kids you have color chalks for sure 🙂 ) and the pavement or driveway  in front of our home. When we were kids this game was the ultimate outdoor fun so we knew that we wouldn’t go wrong with this choice. We were right, ahead of us were endless hours of tossing, hopping, turning, falling, endless fun and laughter. If you kids reach expert level and the game gets a little dull for them, you can always spice it up with adding additional levels to the traditional grid, changing the shape and play a circle shaped hopscotch etc.


Chalk shape maze

Don’t pack your chalks yet gentlemen, we have another game in mind that we can use them for. This one will help your kids learn all the shapes and have fun while doing that. You’ll be amazed how quick they will learn and get better and faster with each iteration. Use different colors to draw squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, ovals, ellipses, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, trapezoids, trapeziums, rhombuses, parallelograms (you might want to take the last few out if you have young children).

The competition effect will be to reach to the other side of the shapes field in less time and by stepping only in one shape. The same game can be played using numbers or letters or other drawings like hearts, flowers etc. Have fun learning!!!


Outdoor twister

Well you might not have spray paint at home but you should definitely get one. We came across a super-fun game that can be played in a yard and is a replica of the famous Twister game. Yes, it does take a while to set it up but trust us it’s worth it. Prepare your spray paints and a circle cut cardboard for easier shape coloring and ask your kids to help while setting up the playground.

Once you’ve finished, wait for the paint to be completely dry and while you’re waiting if you don’t already have a Twister spinner  you can make the instructions on paper and cut them .

Well you’re done and ready to roll, have fun while watching your kids stretch their arms and legs 🙂


Hope you liked our suggestions, have fun and spend some quality time with your family members.