If your summer plans entail hosting or attending any backyard bbq’s, picnics, family reunions or other outdoor parties, you need to stock up on some yard games that make any outdoor gathering more fun – for kids young and old(er).
While Memorial Day weekend usually is the official kick off for summer, we started a little early with a picnic with good friends last weekend complete with yard games. We had such a fun day and both the kids and adults were entertained the whole time!
I was thrilled to finally break out my DIY Yard Dice for a game of Yardzee and the kids loved playing lawn darts, frisbee, corn hole, and various other games we brought along.
Here’s my list of favorite backyard games, most with links to both buy and diy options. (Some links are affiliate links to trusted retailers. I try to list Amazon Prime options for you Prime lovers, like me!).
Lawn Dice – These are great to play any popular dice game, especially Yahtzee! DIY: Sometimes Homemade or BUY: Amazon
Giant Jenga -We’re definitely making one of these this summer. Just watch out when the pieces fall! DIY: A Beautiful Mess or BUY: Amazon
Corn Hole (or Bags if you’re not from the Midwest) – this is a favorite for all backyard parties and tailgating season! DIY: DIYNetwork or BUY: Amazon or Etsy for custom themes.
Ladder Ball – My in-laws refer to this as “Dick Ball”, something about their friend name Dick.