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Amazing Games to Play Outside: DIY or Buy!

July 7, 2021

Looking for games to play outside this summer? These outdoor games are beyond fun and are so cute they double as outdoor decor!

outside games for families

If you are a regular around here (THANK YOU if you are!) you know that I spent quite a lot of time this Spring getting our screened-in-porch ready for the warm weather. And it paid off! We are spending so much time out there! It's where we've eaten all of our dinners and watched all of our family movies since about March! But now we are turning our attention to the backyard and are planning out where to put a swing or DIY “swurfer” like we made for our old house as well as a slack line. We also want a good spot for our corn hole boards so that we play more often.

All of these plans led to me looking for other fun ways we can spend time outside as a family. Y'all there are only about a zillion fun outside games and equipment to keep little kids and big kids entertained for hours! I put together my favorites into one list. There are so many fun outside games to choose from.

 

DIY Outside Games

1. DIY Yard Dice by blue i style

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

2. DIY Giant Dominoes by Lemon Thistle

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

3. Angry Birds Football Toss by Her Tool Belt

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

4. Big Kid's Seesaw by That's My Letter

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

5. DIY Cornhole Boards by Amber Oliver

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

6. Backyard Connect Four by Jennifer Largesse for The Home Depot Blog

Keep your kids active and engaged this summer! designertrapped.com

7. Monster Toss Yard Game by Reality Daydream

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

8. Giant Jenga by Lemon Thistle

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

9. Bug Tic-Tac-Toe by Chicken Scratch NY

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

10. Backyard Ker-Plunk by Amy Vowels for allParenting

These DIY outside games, activities and play equipment are amazing! So many ideas for outdoor fun with your kids this summer. I'm totally making #3 and 8 ASAP.

Aren't these awesome? I am obsessed with the huge Connect Four and the Yard Dice. They look so fun– makes me want to have a friends over for a couples' game night!

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Outside Games to Buy

Now, I know not all of you have the time or desire to DIY your own, so below is a list of awesome outside games and equipment you can buy ready to go! Just click on any of the images below for full product details.

 

 

Now get outside and enjoy the long summer days with your family and friends! I cannot wait until we are finally finished with our outdoor space and can do the same.

 

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