32 Outdoor Activities to Do with Kids

By: Jaclyn Holtzman, Editor,

Outdoor Activities to do with KidsWhen it rains, it pours, but that won't keep the kids indoors. In fact, it takes a hail storm, a tornado, or a hurricane for kids to consider entering their bleak, boring houses. Of course, if you have crafts set up, it can be a blast inside. Still, that won't stop the kids from wanting to be outside any chance they get. Kiddos have so much fun digging in the dirt, playing lava monster on playground equipment, and running and ducking as they play tag. For more organized fun, though, AllFreeKidsCrafts has collected the best outdoor activities to do with kids. With a set activity, the kids are more likely to stay smart and stay safe. Dig into this list of 32 Outdoor Activities to Do with Kids and soon you'll be begging to go outside too.

Whether the sun is shining or the snow is quickly rushing down, there are wonderful and fun outdoor activities that will keep the kids happy and busy. If it's cold out, bundle up and partake in an Icy Treasure Hunt. As the weather begins to warm, ride through your neighborhood in style with the Kid-Made Go Kart. The cool breeze it lends you will feel just perfect against the spring air. If it's warm outside, the opportunities are endless. There are activities, kids' outdoor games, and crafts galore that are sure to keep you smiling through the long, hot days of summer. Keep cool with Spongeball Splashpants or build a faux sandcastle that won't get washed away. If the leaves are beginning to turn yellow and the temperature calls for sweatshirts and jeans, you know that it's the perfect time for leaf rubbings. There is no better specimen than a red, autumn leaf. Every season just begs for the perfect crafts and outdoor activities for kids.

32 Outdoor Activities to Do with Kids


Table of Contents
Creative Activities for Kids Outside

Outdoor Games for Kids

Outdoor Craft Activities for Kids



Creative Activities for Kids Outside

To keep the kids on their toes, go with the most creative outdoor activities for kids. When you choose outdoor activities to do with kids that allow them to interact with nature, like with the Wild Nature Walk Shoes, they can truly take advantage of the fresh air. No matter which one of these outdoor kids' activities you decide to try, make sure you and the kids are staying creative, innovative, and imaginative as they explore their surroundings.

Outdoor Games for Kids

A great way to keep kids busy for hours is with games. Kids' outdoor games keep the little ones active and thinking. Whether they're strategizing, laughing, counting to keep score, or running, outdoor games for kids are good for them. All of these fun outdoor activities are extremely affordable if not free, so you won't break the bank as you provide your children with hours of entertainment.

Outdoor Craft Activities for Kids

Crafts are fun no matter what, but when you craft with fresh air surrounding you and the sun heating your face, everything seems a little bit brighter. The best part about outdoor craft activities for kids is that there is almost zero clean up! If you paint outside, the rain will wash it away. Doesn't that sound nice? Get your kids in touch with their surroundings as they express themselves with these crafty outdoor activities.

Looking for more outdoor crafts and activities for the kids? Check out Made with Nature: 52 Outdoor Crafts for Kids!




Where was your favorite place to play outside when you were a kid?

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Grandma's Favorite Colored Coffee Filter Flowers

Whether it's Mother's Day or the little ones just need a gift to give for their grandmother, coffee filter crafts offer the perfect… Continue reading: "Grandma's Favorite Colored Coffee Filter Flowers"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE your favorite projects
  • ADD personal reminder notes
  • QUICKLY reference your projects


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe Share Your Project

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It