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!
DIY Giant Jenga
Sing it with me! You take a block from the bottom and you put it on top! You take a block from the middle and you put it on top! But GIANT.
DIY Race Car Track
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’.
Life Sized Angry Birds Game
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.
DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Yard Game
In the category of PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT WITH REAL BIRDS… this flamingo themed ring toss game is brilliant and super easy to set up. This seriously might have to happen at our house this year.
Easy DIY Garden Tic Tac Toe Game
In the category of ridiculously ADORABLE, this lady bug and bumble bee tic tac toe game is sure to please.
DIY Bucket Ball
In the category of ‘this could get sloppy’, I just love saying bucket ball out loud.
DIY Wooden Yard Dice
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
DIY Trampoline Party
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.
Giant Yard Pick-up Sticks
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?
Giant Yard Twister Board
Got spray paint? Got some twisty muscles? You’ve got back yard TWISTER! Need I say more?
DIY Cornhole Game
Almost as fun to say as Bucket Ball… Corn hole is a classic. Great for kids and adults alike, this can be thrown together with some basic power tools and paint!
We just got this game in real life. The thought of playing it on a giant scale on the lawn is so fun!
DIY Coke® Bottle Outdoor Bowling Game
I'm a fan of bowling and recycling. This DIY game hits all those marks.
DIY Lawn Dominoes
Close relative of yard yahtzee... yard dominos is also easy and fun to make and play!
Build a DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game
Giant Connect Four? Yes please.
Glowing Bubbles for Kids
This is too fun! Imagine these glowing bubbles after dark?