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Easy Outdoor Team Games for Kids

Backyard Bowling

Backyard Bowling is a great outdoor game the whole family can enjoy. It's as easy to play as it is to set up. Just make some "pins" and give it your best shot.

Challenge a friend or divide into teams. Teams are best if you have at least four people playing -- it'll be like your own bowling league. See who can knock over all of the bottles using the fewest balls.


What You'll Need

  • Six two-liter plastic bottles
  • Water
  • Softball

How to Play Backyard Bowling:

Step 1: Find six empty two-liter plastic bottles. Pour water into each one until each is nearly half full. Cap the bottles -- now you have bowling pins.

Step 2: Stand the pins up in front of a wall or fence. Arrange them into three rows -- one row with one bottle, the next row with two, and the last row with three.

Step 3: Stand about 15 steps away from the pins, and roll a softball toward the pins. Take your best shot!

How many bottles can you knock over with one ball? How many tries does it take to knock them all over?

The fun doesn't have to stop when the sun goes down. Keep reading to learn how to play flashlight tag.

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