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16 Fun DIY Backyard Game Ideas for Summertime

2 golf balls on a stump

It is starting to warm up here, which means we are spending more time outside as a family.

We are going to be working on our backyard this year. Not only the garden, but getting our grassy area better looking as well.

We want to get it cleaned up, better looking grass and a fire pit.

I also want to get some backyard games for the family.

Our kids are teenagers now, so we don’t really need a swing set or sand box.

They would love a trampoline, but I don’t think that is in the budget this year.

I was thinking about what else we could do to make things more fun outside.

Lighting and seating are definately on the list.

But what else could we add? Backyard games!

So, of course, I turned to Pinterest to get some ideas for fun backyard family time this summer!

Here is what I came up with for our family.

homemade ping pong table

16 Fun DIY Backyard Game Ideas for Summertime:

Giant Pick Up Sticks @ I Heart Naptime

Giant Yard Twister Board @ Instructables

DIY Ping Pong Table @ The Idea Room

Giant Jenga @ A Beautiful Mess

DIY Cornhole Boards @ A Wonderful Thought

DIY Ladder Golf @ Here Comes The Sun

DIY Lawn Dominoes @ Iron & Twine

DIY Yard Yahtzee @ Our Handcrafted LIfe

Backyard Ker-Plunk Game @ All Parenting

Giant Tic Tac Toe Game with Hula Hoops @ HGTV

Build Your Own Backyard Bowling Alley @ DIY Projects

DIY Oversized Checkerboard Game @ Home Talk

Life Sized Chess @ HGTV

Backyard Scrabble @ Sunset Magazine

How to Build A Horseshoe Pit @ DIY Network

Homemade Miniature Golf Course @ Closer

Don’t these games just look so fun? I wish I had these when I was a kid.

Building and playing these games with your family will make memories with them that you will cherish for years to come. Whether it is your kids or grandkids, they are going to love these games. I think you will too!

Which of these backyard game ideas is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. And if you found this post helpful, please share. Thanks!
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