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:
Meredith Ethington is a writer and a mom to three, trying to help her kids understand sarcasm and her need for personal space. Meredith's debut parenting book, Mom Life: Perfection Pending, provides an uplifting yet realistic look at all that is expected of moms in the 21st century and is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at Absolute Love Publishing. She proudly writes for many of her favorite parenting sites, including Scary Mommy, Babble, Momtastic, and on her own blog. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where she loves to laugh at herself and admit that while parenting is the best thing ever, it's also the hardest job on earth.