Inside: Incredible ideas for DIY Backyard Games you can build and play all summer long!
Let’s all head to the back yard for a bevvy and a game, shall we? If you are anything like we are, you want to spend as much time outside during the summer months as possible. We bought our home because of the big fenced yard and always imagined hanging out and playing games until the sunset. So today, I’m combining our love of summer with our love for DIY Backyard Games!
Amazing DIY Backyard Games to Build Right Now!
DIY Backyard Games that you can build and play all summer! Perfect for BBQs and weekends with the kids; from slip and slides to giant Jenga blocks, corn hole and ring toss!
This Is SO COOL. I still remember the year my little brother created a ‘track’ in my grandparents back yard around their vegetable gardens for all his big Tonka Trucks. With some inexpensive pavers, you can actually make a back yard race track! Later on, plant a garden in the middle as the kids outgrow ‘trucking’ and ‘racing’.
Oh… this category is a blend of WHOA! And YOU’LL SHOOT YER EYE OUT! But building a giant Angry Birds sling shot is probably the fun-nest thing ever. Except for that time I taught my Nana how to play Angry Birds on her tablet and she became temporarily obsessed and it was hilarious.
Did someone say Yahtzee??? No. No one ever says Yahtzee until the end of the night, when only the designated driver is sober and all the other beer and wine drinking Yahtzee players are DYING to scream a legit Yahtzee, but then the sober person gets a Yahtzee and they’re just like “Umm…so I guess that’s 50 points.” #TrueStory
Let’s talk about HOW FREAKING FUN THIS WOULD BE! How did I not know that Water Balloon Trampolining was a thing? Full truth: I jumped on my nephew and niece’s giant trampoline last summer and I thought I was going to pass out. Kids are way more resilient than out-of-shape 30 somethings. Seriously. I’m not a fan of feeling like my stomach is in my sternum. But with water balloons? I might be convinced.
I don’t know why I’m including this game… other than that it falls into the category of SURE AND SUDDEN DEATH VIA IMPALING… no really – Pick up sticks is a classic. I just didn’t find it that fun as a kid. Maybe you did? Don’t impale anyone k?