Outside Games for Father's Day


After giving Dad his gift and enjoying a meal together on Father's Day, get outside and enjoy some outdoor games. Staying active with Dad is an excellent way to ensure you both stay healthy and enjoy many more Father's Days together.

Team Games

  • Grab a few other dad-and-kid pairs in your neighborhood and play a pickup softball game together. Play kids vs. dads in Capture the Flag or Tug of War. Get whole families outside and play touch football or soccer. Organize a Father's Day basketball or volleyball tournament; hold two separate games for the dads and kids.

Pair Games

  • Set up a large obstacle course in the local park and invite other dads and kids to compete as pairs. Or, hold a mini tournament and compete in a father-daughter potato sack race or three-legged race. Set up a ping-pong table and time each father-son pair. The pair who keeps the ball going the longest wins. Shuffle the father-child pairs and play Hide and Seek. Buy a kite and compete against other pairs in kite-flying. Jump in the pool with other dads and kids and play Chicken Fight.

Puzzle Games

  • Have an outdoor father-child scavenger hunt. Let the moms create the clues and prizes. The only rule is that every clue must be located outside. Hold an outdoor Charades tournament in the park. Or, have Mom create a list of coordinates in your city, leaving a marker at each location. Get a map and compass and collect all of the markers. Once you and Dad collect all the markers, redeem them for a prize from Mom.

Other Games

  • Get sidewalk chalk and draw Tic-Tac-Toe and hopscotch on the back patio, then play with Dad. Gather bugs from the back yard, line them up and have bug races. Play catch with your dad or Freeze Tag with the entire family. Get a BB gun and take turns shooting soda cans off the fence.


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