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Best DIY Fun Family Yard Games

Get the entire family together for some warm weather fun outside. Make memories your kids will look back on forever with these easy DIY family yard games!

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Banish boredom and encourage the little ones to spend more time in the sunshine this summer with some highly entertaining DIY backyard games for kids!

The season for outdoor Family reunions, parties, and other fun social events marked by days playing games and evenings under the stars. And the kids will be thrilled to spend more time outdoors.

I’m sharing these awesome DIY backyard games for kids that will keep them happy and busy. Even better…many of these games are fun for adults too! Whip them up for all your friends and family to play!

While you’re at it, make sure you whip up some DIY Puffy Paint and DIY Sidewalk Chalk for more family yard games fun too!

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And don’t forget to take your DIY Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent with you to keep the bugs away!

20 Best Family Yard Games You Can DIY

Make the most of those warm months by spending time outside and making memories together as a family. Check out this list of amazing DIY family lawn games!

DIY Backyard Slingshot With Free Plans from Rogue Engineer

If you have some basic woodworking skills you can build this amazing giant slingshot the kids will be dying to try. This looks so fun I’d be tempted to try it myself!

family yard games slingshot

Water Balloon Toss Fun Summer Game from A Girl And A Glue Gun

A water balloon toss game will get the kids excited in an instant. Nevertheless, this game can be played in cooler weather using balls instead.

water balloon toss backyard game for families

DIY Scatter-Molkky Family Yard Game from Her Tool Belt

You can play Molkky family yard games with children of all ages. When playing with smaller ones, an adult will have to keep score. 😉

Molkky Scatter yard game

DIY Hillbilly Golf from Diva Of DIY

I know this game as “ladder toss.” No matter what the name, make a fun hillbilly golf game for your backyard using inexpensive PVC pipe! The patriotic décor is optional but perfect for the summer season.

hillbilly golf lawn game

Hula Hoop Croquet from The Crafting Chicks

Family yard games like this one are a fun cross between kickball and croquet, perfect for entertaining the little ones during outdoor playtime.

hula hoop crochet

Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe Family Yard Game from One Creative Mommy

Throwing frisbees to play tic-tac-toe definitely adds a fun spin on this classic game the kids will surely enjoy. This is an inexpensive and easy craft requiring 8 frisbees and a shower curtain.

frisbee tic-tac-toe family yard game

DIY Painted Potato Sack Race Bags from Design Improvised

A potato sack race is just the kind of outdoor activity kids need to expend some of their endless energy. It’s super easy to make your own DIY painted potato sack race bags by simply following this tutorial.

painted potato sack race family backyard games

DIY Giant Lawn Dominoes from Dream A Little Bigger

Giant dominoes make an awesome game that can be enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups of all ages!

giant lawn dominoes

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DIY Football Toss Outdoor Game Tutorial from Cherished Bliss

To resist the elements this sturdy DIY football toss game was built using cedar fence boards and you need just a few basic woodworking tools to make it.

football toss family lawn game

DIY Giant Jenga from A Beautiful Mess

Jenga is a simple game that can offer some pretty intense moments! Learn to make a giant version of it for your backyard parties. You won’t be sorry!

DIY giant jenga

Paint A Giant Connect 4 Game from The Country Chic Cottage

Personalize a plain connect 4 game with paint to make it colorful, just how the children like it. Fair warning: this huge version can be highly addictive.

DIY backyard connect 4

DIY Backyard Plinko Party Game from Happiness Is Homemade

Do you need some fresh ideas for fun family yard games to keep the children busy during your next outdoor get-together? Try this backyard Plinko party game. The whole family will join in on the fun!

Backyard plinko

Homemade Backyard Bubble Wrap Twister Game from Chica Circle

The kids feel like playing Twister but you don’t have the original game? Make your own version on the cheap using inexpensive bubble wrap and some paint.

backyard bubble wrap twister

Outdoor DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game from Sustain My Craft Habit

Playing classic family yard games with the kids and your friends is such as a nice way to spend time in the backyard! Learn to make a simple and sturdy DIY tic-tac-toe game using scrap wood and rocks following this easy tutorial.

DIY Tic-tac-toe game

Three Hole Washers Family Yard Game And Rules from My Crazy Good Life

The 3 hole washers game is not that easy to find ready-made so it’s definitely worth DIYing. Luckily, this tutorial uses regulation sizes and can be easily made at home.

Three hole washers family backyard game

DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Game from Sugar And Cloth

Here’s a game you can quickly DIY to liven up your next outdoor party. Flamingoes look super cute but feel free to change the theme to your liking.

DIY flamingo ring toss

Giant Yahtzee DIY Outdoor Game from Make Life Lovely

Learn to transform a plain fence post into a lovely giant Yahtzee outdoor game. Fun family yard games like this one will entertain the entire family for hours on end!

giant backyard Yahtzee

Tin Can Bowling Game & Backyard Tin Can Activities from A Girl And A Glue Gun

Give tin cans a colorful paint job and use them as an outdoor bowling game the kids will love. Painted tin cans can be used to other fun activities like the tin can telephone or tin can stilts.

DIY backyard tin can activity

Glow In The Dark Water Bottle Bowling from Crafts By Amanda

Use glow sticks and empty water bottles to create this glow-in-the-dark water bottle bowling game that will offer the kids a great time in the summer evenings.

glow in the dark outdoor bottle bowling

Backyard Tight Rope Outdoor Activity from Kids Activities Blog

Are you looking for more physical outdoor activities for your kids? Try this easy backyard rope activity. It’s super easy to make and the little ones will get plenty of exercise.

outdoor tight rope activity for families

Love crafts and easy DIY projects? Grab this mini activity book for more by clicking the image below – free!

Click here to get your free mini-book of DIY activities for kids of all ages.

Which of these family backyard games looks like something your kids will love? With a little time and creativity, you can create any of these family lawn games easily so that everyone has fun anytime!

Love This List of Family Yard Games? Here are More Family Game Ideas You’ll Love

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