Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games
Summer is all about outdoor lawn games. From inexpensive store-bought games to easy-to-make-yourself DIY backyard games, these ideas will provide hours of fun and summer backyard memories.
Perfect for summer holidays like the 4th of July, or summer weddings, block parties or church parties, lazy days, or even crazy days.
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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!
An outdoor game that legends say the Vikings played over 1,000 years ago. Ages 5 and up with 2 to 12 players. Instructions to make your own here.
3. Tic Tac Toe Rocks
An easy, portable DIY game the kids can get involved in making. Instructions are here.
One of our family’s favorite outdoor games! Amazon has several croquet sets like this one.
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.
For the competitive and not so competitive. For the young and old alike, a throwback game everyone will enjoy. This set is from Amazon.
7. DIY Ladder Golf Game 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 at Home Depot.
8. DIY Ring Toss
A clever and incredibly easy game to DIY, made from copper pipe with instructions at Home Depot.
9. DIY Tin Can Stilts
Another game the kids will love. Instructions here.
10. Corn Hole
A favorite game for all ages and all outdoor occasions. See Amazon for price.
If you want to make your own, Home Depot has DIY instructions.
11. DIY Yard Yahtzee
Classic Yahtzee gets a larger-than-life revamp with this lawn version. Make your dice using woodblocks—either burn in the dots or draw them with a Sharpie.
12. DIY Lawn Games: Dominoes
Set these Lawn Dominoes to be knocked down or play the classic game. Get instructions here.
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.
14. Giant Lawn Games: Tic Tac Toe
You can buy these or easily make one of your own. Or you can buy one at Amazon.
15. Bocce Lawn Games
Family reunions, weddings, backyard barbecues, holidays … or just because. Always a favorite, no matter what the age.
16. Sprinkler Limbo
This DIY easy outdoor game is made from PVC pipe. Get the instructions here.