33 DIY Backyard Games For Kids That’ll Take Your Summer To The Next Level

Transform your home into the ultimate fun zone with these inexpensive and awesome DIY outdoor games. These do-it-yourself backyard ideas are the ultimate boredom busters for Summer.
Whether you’re entertaining the young or the young at heart, these projects will take your summer to the next level.
We’re talking Horseshoes, Connect Four, Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, tic-tac-toe, Hula-Hoop Ring Tosses, glow-in-the-dark activities, and my personal fave—giant Twister. Boom.

Huge freakin’ Mom-bonus? You won’t have to spend a pretty penny for your kids to have Pinterest-style fun:)  

33 DIY Backyard Games! Looking for easy DIY backyard games for kids, adults & teens to enjoy? These homemade backyard games are perfect for outdoor parties or entertaining kids this summer! We're talking horseshoes, giant Jenga, giant dominoes, giant tic tac toe, cornhole, glow stick fun, connect four, hula hoop ring toss & a chalkboard to keep score! Don't miss these DIY backyard games! #diygames #backyardgames #yardgames

While we can all agree that summer days and nights are better with friends and family, not all of us were blessed with the crafty gene (including me!). So, if you’re looking for a little DIY inspiration for kids, adults, and even teenagers, I’ve got your back.

***If you have a child with autism or sensory processing disorder like my son, you may want to check out my favorites for kids, such as Beach Ball Bowling, Lawn Dominoes, Tic-Tac-Toe, Bean Bag Toss, Giant Matching Game, Glow-in-the-Dark Bubbles, Outdoor Chalkboard, Blanket Run, Soap Boats, and Plinko. 

33 Awesome DIY Outdoor Games

Tic Tac Toe

33 DIY Backyard Games! Looking for easy DIY backyard games for kids, adults & teens to enjoy? These homemade backyard games are perfect for outdoor parties or entertaining kids this summer! We're talking horseshoes, giant Jenga, giant dominoes, giant tic tac toe, cornhole, glow stick fun, connect four, hula hoop ring toss & a chalkboard to keep score! Don't miss these DIY backyard games! #diygames #backyardgames #yardgames
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Human Ring Toss

33 DIY Backyard Games! Looking for easy DIY backyard games for kids, adults & teens to enjoy? These homemade backyard games are perfect for outdoor parties or entertaining kids this summer! We're talking horseshoes, giant Jenga, giant dominoes, giant tic tac toe, cornhole, glow stick fun, connect four, hula hoop ring toss & a chalkboard to keep score! Don't miss these DIY backyard games! #diygames #backyardgames #yardgames
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You probably have a few inflatables in the yard, but if you don’t have one, a quick trip to the dollar store will get you everything you need to create this backyard game. Find out more on Kid Friendly Things To Do 

DIY Horseshoes

DIY Horseshoe Game Set from Salty Canary
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Horseshoes Game Set – Salty Canary

DIY Lawn Scrabble

DIY Backyard Games Constantly Lovestruck
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Bananagrams, aka Lawn Scrabble – Super fun and one of the easiest (and cheapest) DIY backyard games! Via Constantly Lovestruck

Football Toss

DIY Football Toss Cherished Bliss

DIY Football Toss – Cherished Bliss

Bowling

Beach Ball Bowling Game from Polkadot Chair
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Bowling Game –  POLKADOT CHAIR

Balls In A Basket

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Giant Dominoes

DIY Lawn Dominoes iron & twine
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Giant Lawn Dominoes – iron & twine

Yahtzee

DIY Yard Yahtzee Life Sew Savory
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Yah-Yah-Yah Yahtzee –  Life Sew Savory

DIY Cornhole

DIY Cornhole Lovely Indeed
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Stylish Cornhole Game – Lovely Indeed

T-Shirt Race

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Frozen T-Shirt Race – A Girl And A Glue Gun

Tic Tac Toe

Oversized Tic Tac Toe Her Tool Belt
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Oversized Tic Tac Toe Game – Her Tool Belt

Bean Bag Toss

DIY Backyard Games Bean Bag Toss One More Moore
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Easy Bean Bag Toss – One More Moore 

Giant Game Board

Backyard Giant Game board from The 36th Avenue
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Backyard Giant Game Board – The 36th Avenue

Flamingo Ring Toss

DIY Flamingo Ring Toss by Sugar & Cloth
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Flamingo Ring Toss Yard Game – Sugar & Cloth

Connect Four

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Four-In-A-Row Yard Game – Build-Basic

Matching Game

Giant Matching Game from Studio DIY!
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Giant Matching Game –  Studio DIY!

DIY Ladder Game

DIY Ladder Golf Game Twin Dragonfly Designs
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Ladder Game – twin dragonfly Designs

Backyard Twister – You + Me

Ring Toss Game –  Mom Endeavors 

Jenga!

Giant Jenga from A Beautiful Mess
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Giant Jenga –  A Beautiful Mess

Glow In The Dark Hopscotch

DIY Backyard Games Glow in the Dark Hopscotch Our Little Women
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Glow In The Dark Hopscotch – Our Little Women

Glow Bubbles

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Glow In The Dark Bubbles – Growing A Jeweled Rose

Bean Bag Toss

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Bean Bag Ladder Toss-  Landeelu

Hula Tac Toe

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Hula Hoop Tic Tac Toe – Source & Instructions HGTV

Putt-Putt

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Mini Putt Putt Course – Jaime Costiglio

Keep Score

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Outdoor Chalkboard –  hey there, HOME

Blanket Run

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Blanket Run –  Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Soap Race

DIY Backyard Games Race Soap Boats from i Heart Naptime
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Soap Boat Races –  i heart naptime

Obstacle Course

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Obstacle Course – Source & Instructions ashleyannphotography

Pool Noodle Toss

33 Awesome DIY Outdoor Games For Summer Fun
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Pool Noodle Toss – The Joys of Boys

Tic Tac Toe

33 Awesome DIY Outdoor Games For Summer Fun DIY Tic Tac Toe from Tatertots & Jello
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Tic Tac Toe Game – Tatertots & Jello

Fun With Hula Hoops

33 Awesome DIY Outdoor Games For Summer Fun Hula Hoop Games from Playground Parkbench
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Hula Hoop Summer Games – Playground Parkbench

Giant Hopscotch

33 Awesome DIY Outdoor Games For Summer Fun
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Rainbow Paver Hopscotch – Happiness is Homemade

Plinko

33 Awesome DIY Outdoor Games For Summer Fun Plinko from Happiness is Homemade
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Plinko Remember Plinko from the Price Is Right? Well, here’s how to make your own. Via Happiness is Homemade

Go Fish

33 Awesome DIY Outdoor Games For Summer Fun Fishing Game by Hello Little Home
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Fishing Game – Hello Little Home

Hopefully, you have found some sanity-saving and inspiring DIY projects for this summer. Leave a comment with your favorite. Thanks for reading.

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33 DIY Backyard Games! Looking for easy DIY backyard games for kids, adults & teens to enjoy? These homemade backyard games are perfect for outdoor parties or entertaining kids this summer! We're talking horseshoes, giant Jenga, giant dominoes, giant tic tac toe, cornhole, glow stick fun, connect four, hula hoop ring toss & a chalkboard to keep score! Don't miss these DIY backyard games! #diygames #backyardgames #yardgames

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