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The backyard is the perfect place to get kids moving, exploring and using their imagination outside. And with a little work you can transform it into the ultimate fun zone for your kids.
Tired of hearing “I’m bored?” Check out these things you can do right in your own backyard!
1. Slip n’ Slide
Let’s start with a classic and a great way to cool off in the hot summer sun. Don’t have one already? No problem! Follow this guide to make your own.
2. Build a Mini-Golf Course
3. Make Your Own Soap Bubbles
Grab the dish washing detergent and some water and make your own bubbles with this easy recipe.
4. Nature Scavenger Hunt
This is a great way to get kids exploring their backyard and engaging with nature. Five Little Chefs has a great printable scavenger hunt list to get you started.
(Photo credit: FiveLittleChefs).
5. Hunt for Buried Treasure
‘X’ marks the spot! Bury a prize (candy or toy), create a map of your backyard and watch the fun.
6. Twister on the Lawn
Grab your game of twister game and take it outside. Or if you’re feeling adventurous build your own with spray paint on the lawn.
(Photo credit: SheKnows.com).
7. Beanbag Toss
It’s easy to make your own beanbag toss game. Just grab some bowls, make score signs and set it up on the grass. Check out these cute monster ones made out of cardboard from Crafty Carnival!
(Photo credit: Crafty Carnival).
Have a quick and easy game of ring-toss. Use old soda or water bottles, give them a coat of paint, and great ready for fun! Follow this guide from Woman’s Day.
(Photo credit: Woman's Day).
9. Lawn Bowling
(Photo credit: Make: Makezine).
10. Have a Carnival
Set up the beanbag toss, ring-toss and invite the neighbourhood to a backyard carnival. Check out these 16 DIY carnival games by Tip Junkie!
(Photo credit: Tip Junkie).
11. Obstacle Course
Want a bigger challenge? Get some exercise with a backyard obstacle course! Follow this guide to make your own by Martha Stewart.
(Photo credit: Marthastewart.com).
12. Backyard Picnic
Spread out a blanket, make sandwiches and have some family time with a backyard picnic. Add in some of the games for more fun!
13. Backyard Camping
Camping is a chance to get outside, take in the fresh air and have fun. Learn how to have a camping adventure right in your own backyard!
14. Giant Kerplunk Game
Get ready for a game of suspense and strategy! Learn how to make a giant game of kerplunk easily from tomato cages with this guide by Design Dazzle.
(Photo credit: Design Dazzle)
15. Trampoline Fun
A backyard is more fun with a Springfree trampoline. You can jump, draw chalk art and more!