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20 DIY Summer Games To Entertain Kids This Weekend

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Help yourself to these DIY summer games to make your outdoor activities and parties more fun and entertaining for kids and adults alike!

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In this article:

  1. DIY Backyard Bowling
  2. DIY Backyard Ker-Plank Game
  3. Dunk Bucket
  4. Bean Bag Ladder Toss
  5. DIY Mud Run
  6. Blanket Run
  7. DIY Yard Yahtzee
  8. Watch Your Step
  9. Outdoor Art
  10. Water Balloon Dodgeball
  11. Frozen T-Shirt Race
  12. DIY Lawn Twister
  13. DIY Lawn Matching Game
  14. Giant Jenga
  15. Rock Dominoes
  16. Ice Block Treasure Hunt
  17. Giant Ring Toss And Pool Noodle Target Throwing
  18. DIY Balloon Dart Board
  19. DIY Tic Tac Toe Game
  20. Cup Races

DIY Summer Games for a Fun-Filled Summer

But first, check out this DIY Chore Chart by Meg! Here’s a clever way to keep the kids busy BEFORE the playtime begins.

1. DIY Backyard Bowling

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Build a backyard bowling alley and for sure you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood. This is one of the DIY lawn games that are fun for kids and adults alike.

It is also a great way to practice your pin-squashing skills without spending money at your local alley.

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2. DIY Backyard Ker-Plank Game

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This backyard Ker-Plank game will give children and adults a fun challenge as they try to remove the sticks without any balls falling out! I’m pretty sure players will have lots of hours challenging each other to see who wins!

3. Dunk Bucket

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Summer is hot and we definitely need to cool down, so why not make a dunk tank? Kids will love the anticipation of playing and ultimately getting soaked with this refreshing dunk bucket!

4. Bean Bag Ladder Toss

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Easy to set up and easy to play. All you need is your household ladder and a few sheets of paper! Kids will enjoy throwing bean bags between the rungs of the ladder to earn as many points as possible.

5. DIY Mud Run

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You’re going to be jealous and wish to be a three-feet tall again with this little obstacle course that is sure to provide long hours of fun and entertainment! Are you up for the challenge?

6. Blanket Run

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Grab a blanket and a partner who is under 4 feet tall. Attempt to pull your partner across the lawn as fast as you possibly can. This blanket run game is simple and fun for a large family get-together!

7. DIY Yard Yahtzee

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Look for some 4×4 wooden cubes and turn them into dice, get a bucket, and prepare to roll! What’s great about this amazing DIY yard Yahtzee? Well, you can extend the fun even after summer!

8. Watch Your Step


This fun yet simple competition involves players having a balloon tied to their ankles. While players run around the play area they will try to burst each other’s balloons using only their feet.

The players who can keep their balloon the longest time is the winner.

9. Outdoor Art


Every kid’s dream: getting to draw all over the walls! Place this huge painted chalkboard up on an outside fence and let your kids be blown with their artful creations!

10. Water Balloon Dodgeball

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Dip, Dodge, Duck, Dive, and Dodge! This is pretty self-explanatory: dodgeball, but with water balloons. Need we say more?

RELATED: Backyard Projects To Enjoy Time Outdoors This Summer

11. Frozen T-Shirt Race

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A perfect game on a very hot day. Soak a couple of t-shirt in water and put them inside plastic bags, and then keep those shirts in the freezer. Once frozen you can hold your race. The first person who can unfold and wear the Frozen t-shirt wins!

12. DIY Lawn Twister

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Turn your lawn into a giant game board with the use of circular stencils and spray paint.

All members of the family will be ready for the challenge. Let see who best in twisting ones way!

13. DIY Lawn Matching Game

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A great game for the backyard, picnics, and beach trips. Materials are totally reusable and tutorials include printables, making this the easiest project for the entire season.

14. Giant Jenga

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This activity is fun for your kids but could also make a really wonderful gift for a family or friend who enjoys outdoor games for kids. Just don’t forget to clear the way when the tower begins to fall!

15. Rock Dominoes

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Easy and essentially free, a domino set you’ll be using with your family for years and years to come! That’s one unlimited fun you can have for a very long time.

16. Ice Block Treasure Hunt

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Your kid would definitely enjoy exploring and experimenting with the ice block and tools. Turn a basic tub of water into an archeological dig!

17. Giant Ring Toss And Pool Noodle Target Throwing

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Bring the classic carnival game into your backyard with this giant ring toss and pool noodle target throwing! They’re enjoyable in or out of the water.

18. DIY Balloon Dart Board

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If you’re in a creative mood, then fill each balloon with colorful paint and create a piece of art or you can simply fill it with water, either way, this balloon dart board game would turn to be an entertainment success.

19. DIY Tic Tac Toe Game

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Create an outdoor tic tac toe game to keep your kids occupied during camping, backyard barbecues or just for great bonding time.

20. Cup Races

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With the help of the water-guns propel plastic cups down a rope track. These cup races are fun for both young and the young at heart. Let see who’s the better shooter!

 

Watch this video from Dua Asgerdur for more DIY summer games to entertain your kids:


Now you can have unlimited family fun with these DIY summer games for all to enjoy! Make this summer all the more memorable by spending time outdoors with kids these cool DIY outdoor games.

There’s nothing better than adding a little bit of competitiveness to your family bonding.

Did you enjoy our list of DIY summer games? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these game ideas.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 11, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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