Play Outside With 225 Kid Outdoor Games

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Looking for an outdoor game but sick of the usual tag or hide and seek? On a sunny winter day, running around outside is a great activity.

The 225 Kid Outdoor Games app is full of content and has a really nice interface, despite the uninspired title. The background of the app shows a lawn, adding to the play outside theme, and all the drawings are simple yet very cute. The app contains outdoor games from all over the world.

Use it to find a game to play, based on the age of the kids, the materials required, the game’s country of origin or game duration. Game duration ranges from less than five minutes up to 15 minutes. I wish you could also search by number of children required, since I usually just have my two kids with me. There is also an option to shake the iPod to get a random game, after first choosing the age group.

You can also add your own game, so if you love to play some that aren’t listed, you can add it to the database. This is really helpful, since many outdoor childhood games that I am familiar with are not listed in the database. Most of the games have a very short description, which makes them quick to learn and teach to a group.

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Once you’ve chosen a game to play, a screen displays the first page of the game entry, which is a drawing of what it looks like when kids play the game. The drawing is cute and cartoony, in basic black on white. Turn the page and it gives the game name, the number of stars you have given it out of five, the age range, duration, setup and materials. The third page gives a description of the game and teaches you how to play. At the bottom of the screen, there are options to rate the game out of five stars, bookmark a game into your My Playground area and email the game to someone.

This little cute looking app is definitely worth the $0.99 purchase price. I recommend 225 Kid Outdoor Games for anyone who is out and about with a group of kids in an open area. It is for kids age 2 to 16, and any grown-ups that want to play with them. It’s a pretty basic app, but it will teach you dozens (or hundreds) of games you don’t know.

Note: I received a copy of this app for review purposes.

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