There’s something about the months leading up to summertime that makes kids go antsy! Maybe it’s because the school year is coming to an end or maybe it’s the bright, sunny weather that gets them in a movin’ mood!
We say it’s time to put those antsy pants at ease and take matters into your own hands! We’ve scoured the web to find you the coolest DIY backyard games to keep your kids entertained. Some of these may take some time to setup, but it’s worth it, we promise!
1. Ladybug vs. Tadpole Tic-Tac-Toe
How cute is this!? Have your little helper find rocks and they can even help you paint them!
2. Vintage Ring Toss
Recycle bottles and give them a nice coat of paint to make this classic game.
3. Giant Ker-plunk!
Gather the whole family around for this giant-sized Ker-plunk game!
4. Lawn Twister
Take traditional Twister to a whole new level! Don’t worry about game mats blowing away or getting wrinkled, spray paint the dots straight onto the grass!
5. DIY Race Car Track
This has got to be the coolest idea ever!
6. Giant Jenga
The best “giant” game out there… it’s Jenga! Easy to make and fun to play, who wouldn’t love it!
7. Backyard Cornhole
Liven up your next backyard bash with this vintage-inspired cornhole game made from discarded wood pallets.
8. Mudpie Kitchen
Get messy! Mud kitchens are great learning opportunities for young children. They’ll love pretending to play house in their very own outdoor kitchen!
9. Outdoor Word Game
Ditch the little Scrabble board and go big!
10. Potato Sack Races
Get the kids movin’ and hoppin’ with this fun race!