Fun and Interesting DIY Backyard Games

This collection of  games are not only fun to play, but also fun to build. Making and playing the games will keep you and your family captivated for hours.

1.Pool Noodle DIY Toss Game by While He was Napping

Who knew that a pool noodles could be used for more than just swimming.


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2. Recycled Bottle Bowling by MoonFrye

With this beautiful weather skip the bowling ally and make your own outside bowling game to keep your family entertained while getting some fresh air.


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3. Giant Pick-up Sticks by Nelliebellie

Take pick-up sticks to the next level by making it with bamboo sticks. Challenge accepted!


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4. Pool Noodle Race Track by Rambling from Utopia

Cross the finish line of summer by making this awesome track. (Look another use for pool noodles.)


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5. DIY Backyard Ker-Plunk Game by Amy Vowles

By playing this game, you will ensure that your family’s summer won’t “ker plunk.”


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6. DIY Water Blasters by Mom Endeavors

Cool down this summer by making your own water blasters.


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7. DIY Yard Yahtzee by The Pinning Mama

Make your regular old board games more entertaining by making them bigger and taking them outside.


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8. Cup Races by Everything I Do is All for the Boys

You will “race” through summer by holding your own cup contests.


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9. Giant Yard Twister Board by Steve Moseley

This is a great way to add a “twist” to your family’s summer


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1o. Corn Hole Boards by Alayna’s  Creations

Corn hole isn’t just a great activity for the fall, but also for summer BBQs.


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11. Squirt Fun Painting by Fireflies + Mud Pies

Give your paint brushes a break by using water guns instead.


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12. Easy DIY Homemade Bubbles and Refill Station by Crafty Mama in Me

Everyone loves bubble, kids, adults, dogs. By making these bubbles everyone will be happy.


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13. Quinn’s Country Fair by Catch My Party

If you have a few balls, buckets and a wood pallet laying around, you have a fun activity waiting to be made.


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14. Sponge Balls by One Charming Party

Skip cleaning the dishes and instead put the sponges to a better use.


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15. Marshmallow Shooters by Happiness is Homemade

Marshmallows aren’t just good for roasting; they make the perfect ammunition for a blow gun.



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16. Giant Jenga by Emma Chapman

The saying, “the bigger is better” isn’t always true, unless you are playing giant jenga.


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17. Spring Time Tic-Tac-Toe by Alecia

Tic-tac-toe three bugs in a row.


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18. DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game by Studio DIY

Keep your family’s brain in action by playing a matching game.


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19. Ladder Golf by Whatever Dee Dee Wants

Ladder Golf is one of my family’s favorite summer games. A word of caution: make sure to pay attention when people are throwing the rope, if you get hit it hurts.


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20. Balloon Dart by This is Do-Able

You could also put paint in the balloons so your family can create a beautiful master piece.


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Don’t let this summer pass you by. With these 20 DIY Backyard Games, you will be able to have a summer that your family will always remember.

Bounce Game

I know that Bocce Ball is not a DIY game, but it is also one of my family’s favorite summer games. Not only is it fun for kids, but also the “big kids” (this is what my mom refers to me, my siblings and our spouses). We play this game for hours.


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