Disney Games for Kids Outdoors
Ask any mega Disney fan where they’d like to spend their whole summer and they’d quickly exclaim: Walt Disney World! Since that’s well, impossible, it is important to bring the magic of the parks to your home throughout the season. Especially since your ancy kiddos will get mighty bored without school to keep ‘em busy. The good news about warmer weather is you’re no longer confined to the four walls of your house, creating an even larger runway for your children to explore their creativity and indulge their high energy. And since, hey, you can even involve water games to ensure your most precious cargo stays hydrated, cool and happy. Here, a few DIY activities inspired by beloved Disney characters to fill up those long dog days of sweet summer:
Mickey & Minnie Potato Sack Race
Move aside fancy iPhone app or video game: potato sacks are a timeless kid’s toy you liked, your parents played with—and now your children will, too. Head to your local hardware, grocery or feed store and pick up a handful of sacks. While, sure, you can have your children hop in as-is, you can also upgrade them to mimic the classic dynamic duo of Mickey and Minnie. Hey, it might even be so much fun, you invite the every house on the cul-de-sac for a sack race—pun intended. Learn more on how to make this craft here.
Jessie & the Bullseye Ring Toss
There’s nothing quite like the rivalry between siblings—as Jessie and Woody from Toy Story highlight throughout the films. If you have your own pair of competitive kiddos, challenge them to go up against each other in this ring toss game inspired by the rootinest cowboy and cowgirl. Because it takes a while to master—and a game can go on for an hour—you’ll appreciate how it keeps ‘em occupied, so you can spend more time relaxing in the sun. Follow this step-by-step guide to make it happen today!
Pirates of the Caribbean Treasure Hunt Cards
If you’re one of the lucky families who has a big backyard, you have the perfect landscape to set up a treasure hunt your children will never forget. Sure, it might take a bit of prep work, but it could also serve as an all-day activity. With this template, you can create everything from your own personalized map to ten clue cards. Let your kiddos know they need to find the gold, and then rush back inside for a prize. Ideal for siblings or playdates, they’ll not only get exercise, but use their summer-dazed brains, too. Here’s how to make it.
Rockin’ Olaf Bowling Game
Just because it’s hot outside, your children can still have fun with their fave film, Frozen with this made-for-the-outdoors game. In addition to being an activity the whole family can get behind, it’s also a pretty stellar art project for kiddos who enjoy painting. Make a day out of it by placing newspaper over your grass, setting up the supplies and letting them get artsy. Once they’ve dried overnight, bring out the pins and let the strikes roll. Follow this guide.
Water balloon fight
If you’re not exactly the type to conduct projects in—or outside—of your home, don’t worry. You can still have an ounce of Disney splendor with only one purchase: balloons! There are countless Mickey Mouse, princess, villain and beyond printed party goods at your local grocery store, so grab a few bags, set out the hose and get to throwing. If your children are old enough, they can fill ‘em up themselves, and set up the rules of the game. After a day of playing outside, there’s nothing quite as exciting—or refreshing.