15 Simple DIY Backyard Summer Games for Kids

by Gemma Aguayo-Murphy

Kids playing hopscotch


The countdown is on for summer break! Within the next few weeks our kids will be out of school and we want to be prepared.

We have been on the search for fun activities that will keep our kids engaged and having fun. It is especially important for us to get our kids outside, enjoying the sunshine, and using their imaginations.

For these reasons, we have compiled a list of 15 simple DIY backyard summer games for kids. We are looking forward to creating and playing these games with our kids and we hope you do too.


15 DIY Backyard Games

(Clean on each title to learn more about each game)

1. Water Balloon Baseball

2. Simple Ring Toss Game

3. Pool Noodle Race Track

4. Giant Bubbles

5. Fun Outdoor Chalk Games for Kids

6. Up-Cycled Water Bottle Backyard Bowling

7. DIY Bean Bag Toss

8. Tic-Tac-Toe

9. Soap Boat Races

10. Pool Noodle Croquet Lawn Game

11. Water Balloon Piñatas 

12. Q-Tip Dart Game

13. Giant-Sized Rhyming Memory Game

14. Tin Can Stilts

15. Pool Noodle Backyard Obstacle Course