The following is a look at some outdoor games for teenagers:
Lawn Darts- Lawn darts is a great outdoor game for teenagers. It is a game where the teens throw objects at targets, like you do with wall darts. The closer you get to the center of the target, the more points it is worth. You do not have to buy the official set of lawn darts, you can make your own set. Buy some hula hoops, or rings of some kind, and put crochet rings inside. Buy darts, or find a ball or something else you want to throw. Add points based on where it lands.
Basketball- Although this is a traditional game that most teens already know about, playing basketball can be a great outdoor game for teens. If there are not enough teens to do a whole game, try one on one, or play a game like “HORSE” where you shoot, and if you make it the other person has to shoot from the same spot, or they get a letter. The first one to get all the way to HORSE loses.
Frisbee Golf– Most people who play Frisbee golf will play it on a course that is specifically designed for Frisbee golf. However, if you are a teenager with limited transportation, or don’t have the funds for the specific Frisbee golf disks, or course entrance fees (although many are free), you can make up your own course. Aim at signs, trees, etc. The way the game is played, is that for every throw it takes to get the Frisbee to hit the target, you count one stroke (like in golf). The fewer the strokes, the better. Lowest score wins.
No Bears are Out Tonight- Although this is typically a children’s game, it is a really fun game for a group of teens to play at night. It requires a group. One of the members of the group should be assigned to be the bear. It is similar to tag. The other kids try to get from the starting point to the ending point without getting tagged by the one who is the bear. This is best played at night. It often involves the chant, “No bears are out tonight, the hunters shot them all last night. ”
Red Rover- teens are excellent at games like this. For this game you make two lines of kids, who join hands. They then take turns calling out, “Red rover, red rover, send (someone’s name) right over.” That person then runs across the field, and tries to break through the line. If they do, they pick someone to join them on their line. If not, they have to stay on the line they tried to break through.
Almost anything can be an outdoor game for teens. So, go ahead and make up your own outdoor game, or tailor an existing game to be used outdoors.