Backyard games are the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors at home. Spend time with family and friends, while having fun with these 25 ideas.
More backyard fun: fort ideas, build a pallet deck, and learn how to paint a patio.
Hey guys, it’s Cecily from Ceci Bean, back with another roundup of fun backyard game projects. These aren’t decor projects, but they will certainly enliven your home when you have guests this summer. With prime BBQ season back in full swing (Fourth of July is right around the corner!), it’s a great time to think about fun ways to entertain kids and adults outside.
There’s just something about playing traditional indoor games outside that make them infinitely more fun!
- I think the trick is to think big (jumbo versions!) AND
- Messy (water, paint, and dirt!) and you really can’t go wrong.
The best part about all of these projects is that they can be put away or removed and the end of the day. So feel free to turn your yard into the most fun spot on the block for your next cookout with any of these awesome DIY projects!
25 DIY Backyard Games
See our collection of water games for kids, too.
Backyard Ker-Plunk Game | All Parenting
Outdoor Bowling Lane | Handmade with Ashley for Remodelaholic
Cornhole Game | Blissful Bee
Star Wars Corn Hole Building Plan | Remodelaholic
Bocce Ball Court | The Hunted Interior via The Apron Blog
Balloon Darts | Catch My Party
Homemade Twister | You + Me
Lawn Jenga | Holli Long
Ring Toss Game | Beneath My Heart
Yard Dominoes | So You Think You’re Crafty
Yard Dominos and Printable Score Card | Remodelaholic
Patriotic Ladder Golf | Mom Endeavors
Watermelon Pinata | Oh Happy Day
Washer Toss | Pretty Handy Girl
Giant Lawn Matching Game | Studio DIY
Tricycle Car Wash | Design Mom
Patriotic Bean Bag Toss | Better Homes and Gardens
Kubb Lawn Game | Design Sponge
Yard Dice Yahtzee | The Pinning Mama
Be sure to check out our yard dice “YARDZEE” printables here — we have a dice template to make it easy, plus free printable score cards and a personalizeable bucket label!
And another tutorial for Easy DIY Yard Dice | Rouge Engineer for Remodelaholic
Pipe Ball Lawn Game | This Old House
Water Blob | Homemade Toast
Hammerschlagen | Moment Junkie
Sidewalk Chalk Checkers | Crayola
Giant Connect Four Game | Flickr
Lawn Bananagrams | Constantly Lovestruck
Homemade Slip and Slide | Digital Misery
Lawn Hopscotch | Lil Blue Boo
For more fun ideas for indoors and outdoors, check out these:
Kids Matching Game Printables
10 Crazy Awesome Indoor Play Areas
25+ Fun Camping Ideas for Families
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Originally Posted 6.23.2014 // Updated 7.1.2020