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27 Fun Outdoor Games You'll Want To Play All Summer Long

Let the games begin!

1. Dunk Bucket

2. Lawn Twister

3. Giant Beer Pong

4. Frozen T-Shirt Race

5. Giant Jenga

6. Slide and Toss

Slip and slides are fun enough on their own, but turning one into a game? Even better. Throw yourself down the slide, stand up, spin around, and try to get a frisbee through a hole to earn points for your team.

Full instructions at How Does She.

7. Bean Bag Ladder Toss

8. Water Balloon Dodge Ball

This one is pretty self-explanatory: dodgeball... but with water balloons. Just don't aim for people's faces.

Full instructions at Posh Sitting.

9. Fishing For Marbles

Do you have long toes? They may come in handy (or foot-y) while playing this game! You stick your feet into a tub of freezing water and try to pick up as many marbles as you can using your toes.

Full instructions at Whimsy Love.

10. Yard Dominoes

11. Giant Ring Toss and Pool Noodle Target Throwing

Pool noodles! They're fun in and out of the water.

Full instructions at The Joys of Boys.

12. Picnic Basket Relay

13. Outdoor Pictionary

14. Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag

15. Giant Bananagrams

16. Glow in the Dark Bowling

17. Flipper Fill Up

A relay race involving silly flippers and a very, very full bucket of water.

Full instructions at How Does She.

18. Spaghetti Scavenger Hunt

19. Bon Appétit

If you're not bothered by the idea of actually eating something, play this sandwich making relay race game. Teams line up beside a table and work together to make a sandwich FAST (one person spreads the mayo, one person adds the meat, etc.). When the meal gets to the end of the line, the last person has to eat it.

Full instructions at Stumingames.

20. Giant Kerplunk

21. Blanket Run

22. Drip Drip Dunk

23. Yard Yahtzee

24. Watch Your Step

25. Cup Races

26. Sponge Launch

Who doesn't like playing with a sling shot? It's just not something that fades with age. In this game, you use one to launch wet sponges at your teammates, who catch them and wring them out into a bucket. The team that fills their bucket with water first, wins.

Full instructions at How Does She.

27. Giant Lawn Matching Game