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20+ fun backyard games for kids and adults so the whole family can play! Get ready for some backyard fun with these awesome outdoor games you can play at home!

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We love getting outside once the weather warms up and hanging out in our backyard. Every once in a while we need to switch it up with some fun backyard games. These awesome games are perfect for kids and adults to play. Use them for an outdoor family game night, or sit and relax as siblings play while you sip on some iced tea or a cocktail!

These are also perfect for a backyard bbq, neighborhood block party, birthday shindig and more!

But when you’re stuck at home and need some fun family time, these backyard games will help you push through! Set some of them up to play today!

Fun Backyard Games

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Easy DIY Rainbow Paver Hopscotch

Create a fun and easy game at home with my rainbow paver hopscotch tutorial. Go with a classic pattern or let your kids mix it up with something new and different!

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DIY Yard Yahtzee

This DIY Yard Yahtzee from The Pinning Mama is an easy game that kids can help make first. It costs about $5 and can be played several different ways!

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Lawn Twister

Get everyone tied up in knots with this easy Lawn Twister that can be played outside. Mom and dad can join in the fun or sit back, spin the wheel, and let the kids have at it!

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DIY Tetherball

We used to spend hours playing tetherball at recess in grade school so I knew this DIY Tetherball from Old Salt Farm would be a hit. Such a fun and easy backyard game for kids of all ages.

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Lawn Bowling Set

Can’t make it to the bowling alley? Bring the bowling alley to your yard with this fun Lawn Bowling Set. This is a game I could see us playing over and over again!

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Marshmallow Shooters

Start an epic marshmallow battle with these DIY Marshmallow Shooters. See how we made our own with a few simple supplies!

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Giant Pick-Up Sticks

Remember the classic game of pick up sticks? Well, I Heart Naptime has a Giant Pick-Up Sticks game that is perfect for outdoors.

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Hula Hoop Croquet

Set up an easy Hula Hoop Croquet with this idea from The Crafting Chicks. It’s the perfect version between kickball and croquet!

Pool Noodle Ring Toss

Make a DIY Ring Toss using inexpensive pool noodles. That’s all you need for this fun and simple backyard game from Trish Sutton.

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Backyard Obstacle Course

Teaching Mama has an awesome Backyard Obstacle Course that she set up in her backyard. This looks like such a fun activity for kids and adults!

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DIY Giant Kerplunk

You can use a few tomato cages to make this Giant Kerplunk backyard game from Design Dazzle. This would be so fun for the whole family to play!

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Minute To Win It Summer Games

Our Minute to Win It Summer Games are perfect for a backyard bash or family fun outdoors! These are easy and quick to set up and will keep your family entertained all week long!

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Backyard Tightrope

Kids Activities Blog set up this easy Backyard Tightrope in her backyard and it looks awesome! Let kids work on their climbing skills with endless entertainment from this fun game.

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Giant Jenga

Build a tall tower and don’t let it fall down with this Giant Jenga game. The classic board game is made larger than life in the outdoor version!

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Flamingo Ring Toss

You don’t need a ton of space to play this Flamingo Ring Toss from Sugar and Cloth. Perfect for kids and adults to flock to it!

diy Tenzi game being played in backyard

DIY Tenzi Outdoor Yard Dice Game

Hello Creative Family made this colorful Yard Dice to play the game of TENZI outdoors. This game looks like so much fun!

giant lawn matching game for kids

Diy Giant Lawn Matching Game

My family loves playing memory match games so of course we love this large lawn version from Studio DIY. Make this using her stencils or get creative and DIY a version that’s all your own!

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Diy Frisbee Golf

How great is this Frisbee Golf game from Chas Crazy Creations? This is such a fun backyard game to play that is so easy to set up!

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Backyard Plinko

If you’re a fan of The Price is Right, then you’ll love my Backyard Plinko game. You can make your own version at home and it’s one the most unique backyard games we’ve seen!

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Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

Frugal Fun For Boys made this amazing Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course using simple items. You could also buy your own if you’re limited on time or supplies.

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Family Olympic Games

Bummed about the summer Olympics being cancelled? Make your own family Olympic Games using these ideas from Physical Kitchness. A little family competition never hurt anything!

Which backyard game will you play first? We are so excited to get outside and test some of these out as a family this weekend!

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