It’s difficult to imagine the summer without the outdoors, water, and lots of fun. Whether you have young children, or you’re a college student home for the summer, these 5 backyard games can be tailored to fit your needs and desired level of entertainment. So let loose this summer and enjoy the outdoors with these excellent yard games.
1. Baseball with a Twist
Baseball is a classic game to play in your backyard, but why not put a spin on it to make it even more fun? Try using water balloons or sponges instead of baseballs to help you cool off and keep things interesting. Want to go all out? Use buckets of water to mark the bases and make things extra wet.
Let’s face it—everything is better when done outside and supersized. Rather than sitting indoors playing games, create your own oversized Yahtzee dice and move things outside, taking this beloved game to new levels of entertainment. Use 4×4 wooden cubes to cut and create dice for this game, then take to your lawn and let the fun begin!
3. Oversized Croquet
For years, croquet has been a beloved, albeit sometimes frustrating, outdoor game. Why not kick things up a notch and turn this game into one that’s fun for the whole family? With the help of a few pool noodles or hula hoops, you can create your own supersized rings, then use large kick balls, soccer balls—anything you have will do—and use your own body to knock the ball through the hoops and complete the course. This could be fun to play one-on-one or as a team sport.
4. Messy Twister
This game has elements that will appeal to crowds of any size and age—Twister and shaving cream. Color shaving cream blue, green, yellow, and red, then use it to mark the corresponding colors on the mat. A traditional game of Twister is good for hours of entertainment, but this version will keep you laughing even longer as you slip and slide all over the mat and end up covered in shaving cream—what’s not to love?
5. Ice Blocks at Their Best
By now, you’ve probably heard about the Saran Wrap party game that took the holidays by storm. Why not use that same idea with a summer twist? Use a giant tub to freeze toys, treats, money—really anything you want—and watch your kids or friends spend hours chiseling away to score prizes. While this is definitely not a traditional outdoor game, it will keep people busy (especially kids) and result in special prizes along the way.
Make Summer Fun!
Are you looking for lawn games to try out this summer? You can’t go wrong with these 5 fun yard games!