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How to Play: Football Toss Contest

Swing it! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need a tire, a rope, four or more footballs, and a place to hang the tire (tree, jungle gym or monkey bars).
How to play: Hang the tire at a level that all players can p...
Throw the ball through the tire to win this game.

How to Play:Tag Till You Drop

Three tags and you're dead! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need at least four players and a large outdoor playing area.
How to play: One player is selected to be "it," or as "it" is referred to in this game, "Mr. Yuck." In ...
Don't get wounded by Mr. Yuck

How to Play: Maul Ball

Goal! Credit: Getty Images What you need: You need a large ball (basketball, football or soccer ball), an adult to serve as referee and a large outdoor playing field. How to play: Designate a goal about 30 to 50 yards away from th...A game where sharing is not a good idea!

How to Play: Freedom

Don't get stuck in jail! Credit: Getty Images What you need: You need a large playing area, with a place for the "jail." How to play: Divide the children into two teams. One team will hide, while the other team searches for the ot...Hide and seek with a capture the flag twist!

How to Play: Trash Target

This is war! Credit: Graela, Flickr
What you need: You need water balloons and trash can lids.
How to play: Divide the children into two teams. Have the teams face each other with about 20 feet in between them. The rules: The fir...
This is a game with water balloons where the object is not to get hit with them!

How to Play: Backseat Driver

Be a backseat driver and help your blindfolded team win! Credit: Getty Images What you need: You need several tricycles or Big Wheels, blindfolds, and orange construction cones. How to play: Divide the kids into equally numbered t...The one time where driving blindfolded will be allowed, this game of trust is sure to be a winner!

How to Play: Roll-Ups on a Line

No hands! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need a clothesline, clothespins, and Fruit Roll-Ups.
How to play: Before the game, hang a clothesline or find two volunteers to hold the cl...
Eat the fruit roll up, but without your hands!

How to Play: Rat Race

Crawl if you'd like some cereal. Credit: James Britton, Flickr What you need: You need eight to 12 long rectangular tables, blindfolds, and two boxes of Shredded Wheat cereal. How to play: To set up the race course, you need to la...The only time you can feed the animals under the table!

How to Play: Body Jump Relay

Put you heads together and win the game! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need six players per team and a grassy playing field.
How to play: Divide the players up into teams of six. In a grassy area, have the players on each ...
Your kids will have a ton of fun using each other as obstacles, but you may want to grab a helmet!

How to Play: Ping Pong Target Game

A ball on the bottle is easy to knock off! Credit: Getty Images What you need: For each team you will need a plastic soda, water, or juice bottle, ping pong ball, water, and water gun. How to play: Place all of the bot...

How to Play: Sled Race

Snow, sled and race equals fun! Credit: MCT
What you need: You need snow, sleds, and a safe outside area to sled.
How to play: Divide the children into pairs. Give each pair a sled. For each pair, assig...
Snow, sled and race equals fun! Pull your partner on a sled to the finish line!

How to Play: Messy Twist

FOOD FIGHT! Credit: Julian Stratenschulte, AFP/Getty Images What you need: You will need paper plates, oatmeal, whipped cream, chocolate and vanilla puddings, pencils, applesauce, paper, two small containers, and old clothes t...If you like food fights, you'll love this game!

How to Play: Dodgeball

Hit and run! Credit: Corbis
What you need: You need a standard red kickball, an outside wall, and at least seven players. How to play: One player is chosen to be the hitter, and the other players are runners. The hitter stands with the ball ...
Dodge, duck, dip, and dive until all of the players are gone!

How to Play: Hide and Go Seek Werewolf

Where's the wolf? Credit: Jerome Tisne, Getty Images
What you need: You need a large outdoor playing area with a home base (a tree, a front porch, or a patio). How to play: Choose one player to be the "werewolf." All other players are hiders...
The big bad werewolf is on the prowl, find a good hiding spot!

How to Play: Kickball Kitty Corner

Cats get the corners! Credit: Michael Nagle, Getty Images
What you need: You need two or three standard red kickballs and a large, rectangular area outdoors. How to play: Choose two or three players to be "it." All other players are "cats." ...
It's the cheetah vs the cougar, may the best feline win!

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