Let the Games Begin: 5 Family Friendly Backyard Games

It’s the season for outdoor play!  These are some easy DIY games you can create and play in your very own backyard.  Invite neighbors, friends and family over for a cookout and let the games begin!

 Giant Jenga:  Jenga is fun for kids and adults alike and if you’ve played the original version, you’ll definitely excel at this giant version!  And better yet, it’s easy to makegiant jengaPhoto Credit: A Beautiful Mess

Obstacle Course:  Let your creativity take the wheel and use items you already have in your household to create the obstacles.  Use a stop-watch to keep time and let the kids have it while they try to beat their own records!

Young boy jumping over obstacle on exercise course

Glow Stick Ring Toss:  Take the games into the night with a fun spin on an old favorite.  Connect glow sticks to make a circle and have at it!

ring toss(Photo Credit: Listotic)

Tetherball:  Tetherball is a schoolyard classic, and for good reason!  The game is fun for adults and kids!  Don’t spend a lot of money on purchasing a new set when you can DIY!


(Photo Credit: Simply Kierste)

Water Balloon Dodge Ball:  Play dodge ball, but use water balloons in place of the balls.  (Just don’t aim at anyone’s face!)bowl of colourful water balloons

The backyard games possibilities are endless!

Images and Sources: Thinkstock, Simply Kierste, Lisotic, A Beautiful Mess

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