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Family The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid  

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List Rules Oh, the nostaglia! Do you think these games would still be as fun to play as adults?

Making up games and running around outside with fun and crazy ideas are kids' specialty. Kids are always playing games when they're outside to keep themselves occupied for hours on end. From classic games like hopscotch and tag to the more original games, kids are always able to find something to do when they're outside. What outdoor games were your favorite as a child?

This list pays homage to our favorite games when we we were wee, the ones that entertained us for hours on end, that wore us out and scraped us up to our hearts' desire. Vote up your favorite outdoor children's games, and feel free to add any that aren't already on this list.

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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Hide and Seek

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Tag is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Tag

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Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Dodgeball

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Four Square is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Four Square

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Hopscotch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Hopscotch

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Red Light, Green Light is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Red Light, Green Light

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Simon Says is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Simon Says

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Horse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Horse

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Tug of War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Tug of War

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Jump Rope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Jump Rope

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Hand-Clap Games is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Hand-Clap Games

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Red Rover is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Red Rover

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Hula Hoop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Hula Hoop

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Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Marco Polo

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

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Mother, May I is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Mother, May I

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Playing Doctor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
AmadeusvonHinterweh added Playing Doctor

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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Basketball

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Capture the Flag is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Capture the Flag

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Telephone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Telephone

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Heads Up, Seven Up is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Heads Up, Seven Up

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Monkey in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Monkey in the Middle

The Scariest Animals in the World

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Kick the Can is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Kick the Can

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Marbles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Marbles

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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid

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What Time Is It Mister Wolf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
RachelMacDonald added What Time Is It Mister Wolf

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Double Dutch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Double Dutch

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Jacks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Jacks

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Freeze Dance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Freeze Dance

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Blind Man’s Bluff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Blind Man’s Bluff

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Spud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Spud

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Traffic Cop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Outdoor Games You Played As A Kid
Traffic Cop