Fun Sports Games for Kids


If your kids are active like mine, it is a good idea to make sure they have plenty of things to keep them active. Here are some fun sports games that my kids love to play with, all while building up their athleticism.


GoSports 6’ x 6’ Football Training Target Net

There is also an 8′ x 8′ options available as well. Helps with accuracy and has the 3 different nets to simulate prime receiver positions. Easy to set up and is foldable, with a portable carrying case to make it easy if you need to take it to practice or a friend’s house!



Franklin Sports Kids Football Target Toss Game with 3 Target Holes

Another target option that is slightly more affordable is this inflatable target toss game that comes with 2 footballs and a pump to air it up at any time. It has a water base so that it will pop back up after being knocked down, another option that is easy to travel with when you are on the go!


GoSports Red Zone Challenge Football Toss Game

GoSports has lots of awesome options for kids to build their skills while being active. Here is another option that has 4 targets, and a dry erase board to keep score, 4 footballs and a pump to inflate them. Also, it is foldable to move like the other options I have talked about.


JumpSport 14′ Elite Basketball Package

I set one of these up for a friend’s kids and they absolutely loved it! A 14-foot trampoline that has the safety enclosure and a really cool basketball hoop that will give them hours of fun! Perfect for that high energy kid!

Sayok Outdoor Oxford Cloth Inflatable Soccer Darts Board

You will need a little more room for this one, but if you have a big backyard this would be perfect for your burgeoning soccer star. It comes with an air blower, pump to air up the soccer balls, and 8 balls, 4 of each color perfect for a friendly competition. There are 3 different sizes to choose from, ranging from 10′ x 10′ to 16.4′ x 16.4′. All of the neighborhood kids will want to come over to play with this!


GoSports Solid Wood Premium Cornhole Set

How can you talk about backyard shenanigans without a good game of corn hole! This regulation set from GoSports comes with 8 all-weather regulation bean bags, carrying bag, and set of rules. Perfect for kids and adults alike!

Sports Festival Giant Wooden Tumbling Timbers

Who doesn’t love this classic game? Set these up in your backyard, and let your kids use their wits and their skills to build the tower as high as they can! It comes with 60 oversized blocks, starting at 2.5 feet growing to over 5 feet! Intended for kids 8 and older.

Silverback NXT 54″ In-Ground Basketball Hoop

Backyard fun is not complete with a nice basketball hoop for the bigger kids. There is no end to the time that will be spent shooting hoops, a must-have for any basketball fan!

SPORT BEATS 3 in 1 Combo Toss Games

Looking for more than 1 activity? Try this combo out! It comes with corn hole, a washers game, and a ladder ball game. Lots of fun will be had for all of the kids!

Any Comments?

So there you have it, 8 ideas to put in your yard to give your kids hours of entertainment. If you have any of these please comment below and tell me what your thoughts are!

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  1. Great post. I’m still playing some kids from time to time at my age.  My favorite is the jumpSport 14  Elite basketball package. Even though it is quite expensive . The game just remind me my childhood.  I hope you will write an article about educative game. I have two children  and I’m still about what educative game should I buy for them. The ones I bought seem not to be effective 

    • Thank you for the suggestion, I will definitely look into that for a post. There are other options under the JumpSport 14 Elite basketball goal if you are looking for a more cost effective option, or if you have younger kids and looking for a smaller goal. Let me know if you have any questions or trouble finding something.

  2. Wow great article,

    Look like GoSports Football Training Target Net is suitable for my twins.they are 11 years old and very active. there have 2 they will not fight for sharing football.

    Cloth Inflatable Soccer Darts Board is another great item to practice the target.

    Thank you for sharing valuable content at the right time. I will definitely come back here to find more sports. Keep up the good work!!

    • I am glad these could help out! I have 2 boys that are close in age, so I am well aware of the battle! These are perfect for them because I am sure your boys are competitive, and they could turn that into a game while working on their athleticism as well! 

  3. hi there

    Great list of sports games for kids I really loved the reading!

    My sister’s son loves sport, and he is going to be ten years old, so I thought I would buy him a nice present for his birthday.  I really like the tumbling timbers game. It seems to be smartly made and easy to use.  Since he loves colors, I would like to know if this game is available in several colors? or it only exists in beige?

    Thank you for this useful post and looking forward to hearing from you

    • Excellent question, yes if you go to the page there are other options on Amazon at the bottom of the tumblers page, many of which or very colorful. Thank you for checking these out!

  4. Hi Travis. It is a presentation of some very informative children’s games. But do I understand that your children are boys? These games seem to me only for boys. They are very good because they involve movement, so that children consume their overflowing energy. Maybe just JumpSport 14 ′ Elite Basketball Package would be suitable for girls too, I think.

    • I do have 3 boys, but a very active daughter as well though. She plays all sports with her brothers so I can attest that your daughter can play any of these as well! Thank you for your suggestion!

  5. I’m a very sporty person and I love engaging my children in it, the fact that they developed interest in sport made it all very easy and enthusiastic for them to cope well.  These games are very nice and interesting to play, and will also help kids intellectually ad physically. I’ll  show this to my kids and see which and which they’ll love to buy. Thanks for this useful information.

    • I am glad you found it useful! There are lots of fun things that they can enjoy, and you don’t have to stand on the sidelines either! Get out there and show them how it’s done! 🙂

  6. I love the elite basketball package! It looks like so much fun, not just for kids, but also for adults! How about having that in your afternoon get together with neighbors and friends? 😉 And I love playing darts. I used to play darts when I was a kid, I enjoyed it very much. And I still do. 

    Although these are certainly fun games for kids, and I will recommend them to my friends who have children, these are also great for the adults who still have a kid inside themselves. I know that I would love to try a few of them 😉 

    • I agree, my boys always want me to play with them, and although I’m not quite as athletic as I was when I was younger it’s still fun to get out there with them! Hope you enjoy! 

  7. Hello; reading through your post let me feel like under fifteen again. The backyard basketball court has me looking back on those years. If I get the chance I will certainly play basketball now. The 6×6 football training kit is a good fit for my children’s outdoors activity. 

    Would you suggest that the over 50 years old involves playing these games?


    • These games may be geared towards kids but there’s no age limit! I remember playing basketball with my grandfather when I was young, one of my favorite memories! Trust me, your kids would love to play with you! 

  8. Wow, some great and novel ideas that you have come up with for some fun sports games for the kids (and maybe adults too I have a feeling). There are several that I know I would play with the kids or grandkids, not sure if they would invite me, but it could be worth a shot (no pun intended).

    What I like about all these games is that they will get the kids away from their phones and back into social interactions and outdoors too. This cannot be a bad thing, and the exercise they will get while playing is also not a bad thing for them. You have provided some good options for the Christmas shopping season, and I thank you for that! 

    Do you know if these games are able to be shipped overseas (or internationally may be the better term)? I would like to have them sent to Germany where the grandkids are. I have not seen any of these games there, and I am sure even the neighbors will want to play with any of them. The one I will go with is the “e Soccer Darts Board” (hey this is Germany, right?).  

    • All of these are backed through Amazon so yes they would ship all around the world. I agree whole heartedly, I have kids that would play on their tablets all day long if I didn’t make them go outside! Thank you for stopping by! 

  9. Hi Travis. Thanks for sharing these fun sports games for kids. You did really well in the selection of the items. These items will help give our kids and even us hours of endless fun and entertainment.

    Although I don’t have any of these in my house; I’m glad we have access to JumpSport 14′ Elite Basketball Package not very far from home.

  10. This is great!  Thank you so much for sharing these recommendations.  Though I don’t have any children myself, I spend a lot of time watching children that belong to friends and family.  As summer sneaks its way around the corner, I will definitely keep some of these activities in mind.  The Giant Wood Tumbling Towers look like a “Giant” amount of fun!  (Pun fully intended!)

  11. I really loved to read your article today, it gave me good ideas of things to do with my grandson, as he is 9 years old and he’s active, he’s always asking me to do something fun with him.

    He loves soccer and I think he would love to get the inflatable Soccer darts board, as his birthday is in early March, I think it’s a good time to order it, my grandson will have lots of fun with it.

  12. Hello Travis, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I am glad I stumbled upon your text because I was looking to find something interesting for my kids. I have two boys and they are really hyperactive, your recommendations are great, it will definitely keep them occupied. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hi there, I want to thank you for these ideas and sports games for our kids. Children like new games at any time and with these I think that they will be satisfied for some time. I like the games that you refer to in this article because we can use these games to play and have fun together with our kids.
    Best wishes to you and your family.

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