Outdoor games

Hi! I’m trying to get a head start on planning my daughters first birthday. Looking for suggestions on outdoor lawn games for the kids. Most of the other kids will be from 2-7 y/o. Thanks for your help!

  • Laura
    Jun 23

    Corn hole, good for kids and adults.

  • Anonymous
    Jun 24

    Slip n slide, pool, sprinkler.... water is always a win for younger kiddos

  • anonymous mom
    Jun 24

    So I didn’t even think to organize any outdoor games for the older kids at my daughters first birthday!! But my older/more experienced sister DID think of this and brought over her kicking croquet yard game and the kids loooved it. The younger ones didn’t know what was going on and mostly just kicked the balls around and the older ones were super patient and just went with it. My sister also told all of them that we were going to be ultra current generation and there would be no winners, the only thing that WASN’T okay was setting a bad example for the baby. My daughter was unable to walk yet and was mostly just in love with watching big kids play while she sat on her butt (I call them the good ol days, Lolol). So a game like that could be fun. Also my neighbor recently had their outdoor giant bowling set up and I have to say, it was a grand time and we will most likely be buying one of those soon.

  • anonymous mom
    Jun 24

    I should edit that to say, there were no winners but everyone won. A door prize that is. Which was just a coupon for an ice cream cone from our neighborhood ice cream stand.

  • anonymous mom
    Jun 24

    Sorry for blowing up your post. I just texted my sister to ask about kicking croquet and she apparently made the game up on the fly by using old hula hoops that she cut in half and jammed into the ground and kickballs. I had no idea, she made it seem so legit at the time. Lol.

  • Mom2kids60634
    Jul 04

    I bought grass friendly spray paint at Micheals and did a twister pattern game for them on the grass, they loved bc I made it bigger for more kids to play

  • anonymous mom
    Jul 04

    Mom2kids that’s a brilliant idea!!!

  • Mom2kids60634
    Jul 04

    It was a hit! I got the idea from Pinterest

  • Mom2kids60634
    Jul 04

    I did this too. I just bought big water guns at the dollar store