Active Play – DIY Flying Disc Games

Do your kids have lots of extra energy? Are you looking for a few easy activities for active playtime fun?? These flying disc games are quick and easy to set up, and most can be played right in your own backyard or a local park. Yay for fun, active, outdoor activities!! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative play ideas!

Active Play - Flying Disc Games

DIY Flying Disc Golf Course

  • 2 players or more players
  • 1 set of activity cones
  • 1 flying disc with a different pattern for each player
  • small pad of paper and pencil

Place cones in a series throughout the yard. Players take turns through the series of cones to try to hit each cone with their flying disc. We love the flying discs from Melissa & Doug because they are well-made and easy to throw and catch! Record the number of tries for each player. The player who uses the least number of throws wins!

Carnival Game

  • 2 or more players
  • 10-12 paper cups
  • 1 flying disc

Set up paper cups on an outdoor table or other flat surface to form a pyramid. Players take turns to try to knock down as many cups as they can. The player with the highest number of knocked down cups wins!

Active Play - Flying Disc Games

Lily Pad Landing Strip

  • 2 or more players
  • 1 flying disc

Draw lily pads with sidewalk chalk and write a number inside each one (ie. 5, 10, 20). Each player takes a turn trying to land the flying disc on a lily pad. The player with the most points wins!

Lady Bug Toss

  • 2 players
  • 1 flying disc

Count how many times you and a partner can toss a flying disc back and forth to each other. For an added challenge, take one step back each turn. The Trixie Flying Disc from Melissa & Doug works really well for this!

Flying Disc Tic Tac Toe

  • 2 players
  • 1 shower curtain liner
  • colored masking tape
  • 2 different colored flying discs (5 of each color)

Use masking tape to form a tic-tac-toe grid on the shower curtain liner. Place the grid on the ground. Players take turns throwing their flying discs to play tic-tac-toe. The first player to land three in a row on the grid wins!

Distance Throw

  • 2 or more players
  • 1 flying disc for each player
  • large open space

Players take turns to see who can throw their flying disc the furthest. The player with the flying disc that lands the furthest away, wins! Optional – For an added challenge, have players throw their discs while standing on their knees.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Melissa & Doug. All opinions are my own.