8 DIY Backyard Games for Families

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I love when the snow melts and we can start spending more time outdoors.  We love playing games, jumping on the trampoline and lounging in the hammock but are always on the hunt for something new.

You can purchase outdoor games like giant Jenga, Connect 4 and Kerplunk but being creative and working on a project together is a great time to teach the kids new skills.  I hope this roundup of 8 DIY backyard games for families gives you a little inspiration.

Easy DIY Yard Dice

Easy DIY Yard Dice

I don’t know about you but a giant game of Yahtzee or Farkle sounds like fun!  There are so many different games you can play with these DIY yard dice.

Spring Time Tic Tac Toe from Chicken Scratch NY

Spring Time Tic Tac Toe

Seriously, how cute is this!  I love the idea of using painted rocks, it is a great way to get the kids involved in making this backyard tic tac toe game.

DIY Backyard Blocks

DIY Backyard Blocks

I mentioned you can purchase giant Jenga but these backyard blocks are a lot more fun.  You can customize the colors and even how many blocks you make.  These DIY backyard blocks are also great entertainment at backyard bbqs!

Backyard Viking Chess Kubb Game

DIY Viking Chess Kubb Game

I have to admit I’ve never heard of this game but after seeing the DIY and how you play I know the kids will love it.  From throwing batons in an epic battle to knock down the other team not only do the kids learn team play but also coordination.  I can’t wait to try out this DIY backyard Kubb game.

DIY Rainbow Paver Hopscotch

Easy DIY Rainbow Paver Hopscotch

From start to finish you can involve the kids in creating a design, setting a project budget and making their vision a reality with this easy DIY hopscotch game.

DIY Cornhole Boards

DIY Cornhole Boards

What I love about these cornhole boards is how simple they are to make.  They’re lightweight and compact for portability and easy storage.  For endless fun these DIY cornhole boards are a must have for any backyard.

DIY Giant Jenga

DIY Giant Jenga

This version of DIY giant Jenga is a little simpler, you can skip the painting step and start playing right away.  Whatever version of DIY Jenga you decide to make it is a great addition to your backyard game arsenal.

DIY Yardzee

DIY Yardzee

I love how everything for this game fits in a 5-gallon bucket, plus the addition of laminated scorecards with dry erase pens is genius.  For hours of family fun, this DIY Yardzee is a must make.

 

We already have a DIY kerplunk, ladder golf, cornhole, and Jenga but this year the kids have asked to work on a DIY checkers/chess board.  It should make for some interesting backyard family game nights!

What is your favorite backyard game?

8 DIY Backyard Games for Families

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  1. milton braswell on

    hi Laura, all the game you mention are cool but my personal preference is cornhole.. because i think its a very engaging game both at backyard & tailgate party 🙂 BTW , nice article & great work.. cheers

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