Easy Outdoor Games for Kids

Hit the Coin Game

The Hit the Coin Game proves that games don't need to be complicated to be fun. All you need are a sidewalk, a coin and a ball, and this easy outdoor game for kids will provide hours of activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Level sidewalk with large concrete squares
  • Coin or other token
  • Ball
  • Two players

Step 1: Find a level sidewalk of large concrete squares.

Step 2: Place a coin or other token on the seam between two squares.

Step 3: Have each player stand on the far end of one of the concrete squares with their toes on the seam so that each player is one square from the coin. (If the squares are small, players can move two squares away.)

Step 4: Take turns trying to hit the coin with the ball and move it into the opponent's square. Each direct hit scores one point. Flipping the coin scores two points.

Step 5: The first player to reach 21 points wins the game. In some versions, the player also wins the coin.

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