Games are the central way that people use in order to find ways to amuse themselves. Human beings have created games for eons and some of the oldest games either remain true to form (like tag and hide-and-seek) or have been altered somewhat. Yet games have many benefits aside from amusement. For example, games teach people how to work on teams (i.e., cooperate with others) and think critically. Games can even help individuals improve their motor skills and reaction times. Hence, games are important for more than amusement—they also help improve people’s physical and mental well-being.
There are many different kinds of games and some of them are best played out of doors when the weather permits. Spending time outside is also very important to a person’s mental and physical wellbeing since fresh air is good to breathe in and it is healthy to get a tan. Furthermore, spending time outside on nice days makes a person feel content and therefore more adjusted during days when the weather conditions are bad and they are stuck indoors.
Many outdoor games have long histories and have been played for decades—sometimes centuries. Nevertheless, these games continue to delight and children of every generation take joy playing them. Having the opportunity to play outside with friends is part of growing up and such events usually make a least a few good memories that will last a lifetime.
Below is a list of five of the most popular games that are intended to be played outdoors.