Outdoor Lawn Games

15 easy lawn games to team build, or just build memories. Perfect for summer days, holidays or any days.

Summer days and holidays are perfect for easy outdoor lawn games, many of which to DIY. Most of the games we’ve chosen are easy or inexpensive. And they promise hours of fun and memories to make, whatever the occasion. Whether it’s summer holidays or summer weddings, block parties or church parties, lazy days or crazy days.



Outdoor Lawn Games

1. Backyard Ker-Plunk

Take backyard games to a whole new level with a large-scale homemade version of the classic Ker-Plunk game! Adults and kids will love challenging each other to see who wins!

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2. KOOB

An outdoor game that legends says the Vikings played over 1,000 years ago. Ages 5 and up with 2 to 12 players. Instructions to make your own here.

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3. Tic Tac Toe Rocks

An easy, portable DIY game the kids can get involved making. Instructions are here.

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4. Croquet

One of our family’s favorite outdoor games! Franklin offers a 6-player croquet set on Amazon. Currently, $27.99.

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5. DIY Large Jenga Game

The game has been taken to a whole new level. For all the times you have a bunch of friends and family over, this DIY Large Jenga Game is SO much fun to play! And it is perfect because it is just as much fun for kids as it is for adults. Instructions here.

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6. Badminton

For the competitive and not so competitive. For the young and old alike, a throwback game everyone will enjoy. Currently offered at Amazon for $26.24.

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7. DIY Ladder Toss You Can Take to the Park

Ladder Toss, a portable outdoor game, great for a tailgate party, a backyard barbecue, or for enjoying time with friends in the park. Instructions on The Home Depot Blog.

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8. DIY Ring Toss

A clever and incredibly easy game to DIY, made from copper pipe with instructions at The Home Depot Blog.

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9. DIY Tin Can Stilts

Another games the kids will love. Instructions here.

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10. Corn Hole

A favorite game for all ages and all outdoor occasion. Currently $55.49 at Amazon.

15 easy or inexpensive lawn games. Perfect for summer days, holidays or any days. | 31Daily.com

 

11. DIY Yard Yahtzee

Classic Yahtzee gets a larger-than-life revamp with this lawn version. Make your dice using wood blocks—either burn in the dots or draw them with a Sharpie.

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12. DIY Lawn Dominoes

Set these Lawn Dominoes to be knocked down or play the classic game. Get instructions here.

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13. Horseshoe Pit

Building your own horseshoe pit is easier than you may think. I used landscaping timbers and landscape timber stakes to build the frame. Get instructions here.

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14. Giant Lawn Tic Tac Toe

You can buy these or easily make one of your own. Here is one simple example. Or you can buy a wooden game at Amazon. Currently $21.99.

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15. Bocce

Family reunions, weddings, backyard barbecues, holidays … or just because. Always a favorite, no matter what the age.

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.