Summer is halfway over where I live, and I still find myself looking for ideas for my kids nearly every single day. I’m all about sending my kids outside and letting them find some fun for themselves. Sometimes they love just playing in the yard with their siblings, and sometimes they need a little more direction. DIY backyard games are the perfect solution. Since we spend a lot of time at home in the summer, we’re always looking for some fun ideas to get us outside and into the fresh air. Plus, having other kids over to play backyard games always makes the fun last longer (and keeps the kids occupied longer).
Kids aren’t the only ones that want to play outside in the summer. I love ideas that can involve the whole family. Because family activities are also what summer is about, right? So, I decided to round up some DIY backyard games that are perfect for both kids and adults.
Looking for some fun backyard games to play at your next barbecue or party? From a giant Jenga and a human ring toss to an oversized checker game and a DIY cornhole game, these activities will make your backyard a family destination:
DIY Backyard Games for Kids and Adults
DIY Cornhole Game Board
This classic backyard game is easy and inexpensive to DIY.
Source: Create & Babble
DIY Giant Jenga Game
This giant Jenga game is an easy DIY project that you can accomplish in just a couple hours and can be built out of recycled 2″x4″ boards or a few new 2″x4″ boards.
Source: Lemon Thistle
Outdoor Game Board & Giant Dice
This boredom buster requires you to roll your DIY dice and do whatever activity you land on in the giant game board.
Source: The 36th Avenue
Glow In The Dark Bowling
Insert dollar store glow sticks into bottles filled with water, and use a ball to knock them over.
Source: Krazy Coupon Lady
DIY Oversized Checkerboard Game
Playing an oversized game like checkers is so much more fun than playing the same game in the original size!
Source: A Home To Grow Old In
DIY Giant Outdoor Matching Game
This giant outdoor memory game is ideal for backyard fun, picnics, even beach trips and it’s made with cork tiles so it’s totally reusable.
Source: Studio DIY
Giant Yard Twister Board
Spray paint your grass (it's safe!) to create a giant yard Twister game that will get everyone laughing.
Imagine the photo opps when friends and family try to keep the balls from falling off their giant feet with this fun backyard idea.
Source: Get Your Holiday On
DIY Giant Backyard Scrabble
Everyone loves Scrabble and they'll love it even more in this giant version that you can play in your backyard. Use little kids to help you place your letters to involve the entire family.
Source: Constantly Lovestruck
DIY Human Ring Toss
Even your teens won't be able to resist some backyard fun with this human ring toss game!
Source: Kid Friendly Things To Do
DIY Nerf Gun Family Play Zone
Spend your family night outside with this fun Nerf gun play zone. Have the whole family brainstorm about create different challenges.
Source: Toddler Approved