Summer is here and the season brings lots of fun including a lot of free time, hot days, refreshing drinks and, of course, some awesome backyard games to play. Here you’ll find a selection of the best fun summer games which will make the season even more fun and make the family create some awesome new memories together.
DIY Water Slide
A water slide is a must during summer, and it’s also one of the most fun activities there is for hot days. This tutorial by All Things Thrifty shows you how to build a huge slip and slide on your lawn, which brings fun for all ages.
Water Balloon Baseball
Water balloons are always fun, so why not take them to the next level? Turn the activity into an awesome backyard game by adding some bats and having the kids practice batting or even actually play baseball with the water balloons. It’s a guaranteed fun time!
A chalkboard is always fun, especially when it’s in the backyard! Make big one on the side of the garage or on the fence and use it to play a giant version of Pictionary! This outdoor game can involve the whole family and make a boring afternoon much more fun. Later, you can also use the board to keep score for other yard games or just let the kids have their fun with it!
- Learn how to make a backyard chalkboard over at Hey There Home
- Get Pictionary instructions here
- Have fun!
Water Cup Race
Water guns are already a very fun kids summer activity, but you can make it even more interesting by adding a racing element! You’ll only need to make a hole in two or more plastic cups, put them on a string and attach the string to a post or tape it on a wall. Then, the fun is ready to start! Get more details over at All For The Boys!
Want an awesome yard game idea to involve the whole family? Then grab some sponges! This interesting idea involves teamwork and it’s the perfect activity to create some unforgettable memories. Check out how to play at How Does She!
Giant Beer Pong
This idea is a strong candidate for best backyard game ever. Replace the cups for trash cans (or buckets) and use volley balls or cheap rubber balls instead of ping pong balls. Simple, yet awesome! If you’re playing with kids, switch the beer for a kid-friendly drink.
Giant Lawn Matching Game
Matching games are always present in the summer, but this idea takes the indoor family activity to a whole new level. You can make the giant tiles out of foam board, cork tiles, or even cardboard, and you’ll only need to print out the stencils. Check out more details over at Studio DIY!
If you want something more adventurous, this DIY Dunk Bucket is ideal! It takes a little bit of effort, but the outdoor game is so fun that it’s totally worth it. Check out the full details and instructions over at The Happy Housewife!
Outdoor Balloon Painting
This fun yard game idea is perfect for summer. To make it, you’ll only need to squirt some paint inside balloons, use a pump to fill them up and attach them on a blank canvas outside. Then, just let the kids throw the darts! They will love seeing the paint splatter, and it will result in a beautiful and colorful painting.
Which of these fun summer games will you try this summer? Let us know at our Facebook page or in the comments below!