It can be hard sometimes to get the family outside and being creative and active! Too many distractions with all those electronics. So, I have found 18 family friendly backyard games that you can make yourself!
1. Backyard Ker-Plunk
For the tutorial go to All Parenting.
2. Ladder Golf
Make it patriotic by painting the PVC pipe..for the tutorial go to Mom Endeavors.
3. Homemade Twister
Instead of the mat, you can make your twister board as big as you want it by spray painting the circles on the grass. Full instructions found on Instructables,
4. Bean Bag Toss
For the tutorial visit She Knows.
5. Recycled Bottle Bowling
What a fun and eco-friendly idea! Tutorial found on Moon Frye.
6. Giant Yard Jenga
You might want to play this one on the patio or side walk instead of the grass! For the tutorial on how to build your Yard Jenga visit Dallas City Mom’s Blog.
7. Yard Dice
Also on Dallas Mom’s Blog get the instructions to make giant yard dice!
8. DIY Slip ‘n Slide
Who can deny a fun slip ‘n slide? I know the picture isn’t great but I definitely want to try this out. Visit Diary of a Preppy Mom to find out how she made this slip ‘n slide.
9. Garden Tic-Tac-Toe
Fun and simple! Go to Thrive 360 Living for the tutorial.
10. Rainbow Hop Scotch
It doesn’t just have to be their favorite game at the school yard…it can be their favorite game in the backyard too! Instructions on Happiness is Homemade.
11. Backyard Chess and/or Checkers
My husband would be in HEAVEN if I made this for him. Full tutorial on Do It Yourself.
12. Balloon Darts
You could have paint, water, confetti, or another fun thing in the balloons! Tutorial from Hostess with the Mostess.
13. Connect Four
Everyone loves this game! Tutorial from Instructables.
14. DIY Yard Dominoes
A lot of work, but fun outcome! Tutorial on Iron and Twine.
15. Target Station
There are so many different things you can do with foam noodles, and I am loving this idea from Parents.
16. Tire Teeter Totter
Fun upcycle project from DIY Ready.
17. DIY Dunk Bunket
Everyone likes an excuse to dump some water on a family member or friend! Instructions on The Happy Housewife.
18. Water Balloon Pinata!
Instead of giving the kids a sugar high, cool them down with a water balloon pinata instead! Idea from Milk Allergy Mom.