Outdoor Games for Kids


In and Out Game

Learning to turn on a dime while running isn't easy -- but the In and Out Game can help. Swerving in and out of the lineup in this outdoor game for kids can help you dodge your opponent's defensive press the next time you play a competitive game.

What You'll Need:

  • Six stationary objects (cones, sandbags)
  • Playing field

Step 1: Arrange six items roughly 10 feet apart on a long playing field. The items could be cones, sandbags, backpacks -- anything that won't blow away or hurt you if you wind up zigging where you should have zagged.

Step 2: Run in and out of the line, side to side, at different speeds. Try it at an easy jog. Try it a little faster. Try it at an all-out run.

Before you know it, you'll be ready to dodge the defense in football, soccer, or any other game.

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