Easy Outdoor Games for Kids

Ball Rolling Game

This ball rolling game is constant motion.
This ball rolling game is constant motion.
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"The more the merrier" applies to this ball rolling game. The more balls you have, the more fun you'll find in this easy outdoor game for kids. And although the action may get fast and furious, this game can be fun for tots, as well as for older kids.

What You'll Need:

  • As many soft, rolling balls (of all sizes) as you and your friends can find
  • A clear, level section of ground or grass

Step 1: Gather your friends and all the rolling balls you have.

Step 2: Sit in a circle with your legs spread extra wide and the tips of your toes touching. Put the balls in the middle.

Step 3: Once the circle is formed, sit cross-legged with gaps in the circle on either side of you.

Step 4: Count "one, two, three" with your friends, and then go! Start those balls rolling all at once.

The object of the game is to keep the balls moving as fast as you can while preventing them from leaving the circle. Roll the balls low to the ground so no one gets a ball in the face. And have fun.

Remember, there are no losers in this game. You're all winners because you're all ­having a good time, no matter how long the crazy game lasts.

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