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35 Family Friendly Games for Kids & Grown Ups

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Parents, you can stop that “I’m bored” talk with our list of 35 Family Friendly Games for summer. 24 Outdoor summer games and 11 rainy day games for indoors.

24 Ourdoor Games Plus 11 Rainy Day Indoor Games for Kids and Grown Ups too

We have outdoor games for kids of all ages. In fact, I can totally see the grown ups taking over some of these games like the Human Hungry Hippos Game, Kerplunk, Bowling and especially the Caution Tape Maze.

Outdoor Games


Pool Noodle Games from Mission To Save


DIY Giant Kerplunk Game from Design Dazzle


Plastic Bottle Bowling from Reuse Grow Enjoy


DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game from Studio DIY

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Zuru Bunch O Balloons, 3 different colors, Fill in 60 Seconds, 100 Total Water Balloons

DIY Cloth Pic Nic Games from Say Yes

DIY Cloth Pic Nic Games from Say Yes

Water Gun Cup Races from All For The Boys

Water Fun Cup Races from All For The Boys

Water Ballon Spoon Races

Water Balloon Spoon Races from Two Shades of Pink

Large Outdoor Tic Tac Toe from Organize Your Stuff Now

Large Outdoor Tic Tac Toe from Organize & Decorate Everything

Water Pinata

Water Pinata from It Will Change Your Life

Human Hungry Hippos from You Tube

Outdoor Water Games for family fun. All you need is tarps, colored Duck tape, Pool noodles, water balloons and water

We created these easy DIY Water Target Games in the summer of 2012 for a family event, before I started this blog. I saw the idea on Pinterest but couldn’t possibly find that post now. It’s an easy and inexpensive DIY project. You will need tarps, Duck Tape and Pool Noodles. We used badminton net poles to wrap the big tarp target around. To make it more fun we used water balloons to throw as well as more pool noodles to throw as spears. We also covered the tarps with dish soap and placed a water sprinkler next to it. 

Pool Noodles & Shaving Cream from Little Bins for Little Hands

Pool Noodle Hopscotch from Trish Sutton

Frozen T-Shirt Race from A Girl And A Glue Gun

Fish For Marbles from WhiMSy Love

Dunk Bucket from The Happy Housewife

Lawn Scrabble from AJC

DIY Ring Toss from Two Shades of Pink

Camping Charades from The Joys of Boys

Big Foot Race from The Inspiration Vault

Roll A Can With No Hands (good relay game) from E Is For Explore

DIY Ladder Toss Game from Eclectic Momsense

Water Blob from Eclectic Momsense

DIY Beach Olympics Games from A Small Snippet

You can play some of the outdoor games indoors also like Roll A Can With No Hands, the Large Tic Tac Toe game, the Cloth Pic Nic games and even the Kerplunk game.  

We have 11 Family Friendly Games for those rainy summer days while the kids are out of school.

Rainy Day Fun

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Ping Pong Toss from My Joy Filled Life

Laundry Basket Skeeball from Frugal Fun for Boys

Balloon Tennis from Little Bins for Little Hands

Make A Bubble Wrap Road from Sunny Day Family

Roller Pin Races from Kiwi Crate


DIY Marble Maze from Frogs and Fairies

The Flour Game from What’s Up Fagans

A Sticky Spider Web Activity from Hands On As We Grow

Superhero Tic Tac Toe from Mom’s Messy Miracles

Balloon Rockets from Discover Explore Learn

Button Golf from J Daniel 4’s Mom

35 Family Friendly Summer Games for Kids & Grown Ups too including 24 Outdoor games plus 11 Rainy Day Indoor Games

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Family Friendly Party Games for Christmas and all year. We have Summer Games, Car Trip Games and other Party game ideas any occasion or family party all year long!

Thank you for sharing!

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  1. These game suggestions are awesome. I’m going to see if I can make that tomato cage kerplunk game. My daughter and her friends have already done the water balloon fight and water gun fight.

  2. These are awesome games for the family to play together this summer! I think families should do more activities together instead of one going off over here or there. Bringing the family unit back is great! Thank you for all the ideas! What FUN!

  3. Outdoor games are always so fun when the entire family is involved! I love that this list includes all age groups! This is perfect for the summer, it would be nice to just play with the kids and enjoy the weather.

  4. These are really great ideas! I love it when you can tear away kids from the screens of digital gadgets and whisk them away to fun games that involve more of bonding or even outdoor activity 😀

  5. These games are perfect suggestions for our upcoming team building. We will be having an outing and I’m one of those who are assigned to think of the activities. These are indeed friendly for all ages to play.

  6. What a collection. That giant kurplunk game looks crazy fun. I’m going to forward this off to my niece. She has the perfect age kiddos for this. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I totally agree! Kids and adults alike can definitely play those – I am all in for many of these myself. They look like so much fun! That look like games the entire family can enjoy! That giant matching one and the water balloon splash looks like they would be awesome. Thanks for the list – pinning!

  8. Wow – so many fun games! The kids in our children’s church love playing the human hungry hippo game and it’s so much fun to watch. There’s not a chance to be bored with so many different games to play over the summer. Great roundup!

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