50 Outdoor Games to DIY This Summer

50.DIY Cloth Picnic Games: We love the idea of a game board that you can fold up and tuck into your picnic basket for any summer adventure! And if you dont yet know how to play Squares, you can learn that in here, too. (viaSay Yes)

13.Rock Dominoes: Easy and essentially free, you could have a domino game that stretches all over the patio. (viaMartha Stewart)

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37.Water Balloon Spoon Races: Wrap these Dollar Tree wooden spoons in washi tape for a lovely touch. If youre going to make a game, you want it to be pretty! (viaTwo Shades of Pink)

24.Balloon Dart Board: Either fill your balloons with water and make different colors worth different point values or, if youre in a messy creative mood, fill each balloon with paint and make apiece of artthis summer! (viaMy Good Morning)

40.Travel Checkerboard: Heading on a road trip this summer? Follow our tutorial for how to turn lovely wooden checkers and chess sets into full-size travel games with VELCRO so you dont lose a single piece en route! (viaBrit + Co.)

10.Bottle Ring Toss: Those colors! Were in love. (viaWomans Day)

44.DIY Cement Dominoes: Too cute! Little dominoes made out of cement in an ice cube tray! And such a lovely color palette, we might add. (viaLovely Indeed)

44.DIY Giant Dice Game: This game of chance isnt over until the last dice have been tossed. This is an easy-to-learn game that is perfect to have on hand during barbecues and pool parties. (viaDIY Showoff)

36.Picnic Blanket Game Board: Here is a really easy idea for a picnic blanket game board that has a built-in chess and checker board. Now you can play one of our favorite games outdoors, without worrying about the pieces blowing away or getting the board set up on an uneven surface. (viaNellie Bellie)

14.Giant Colorblocked Jenga: This project is pretty inexpensive and could make a really cute gift to a family or friend who loves outdoor games. Bring it to your next barbecue or picnic. (viaA Beautiful Mess)

29.Popcorn Drop: Attach cups of popcorn to your shoes and hustle across the lawn trying not to spill! The person with the most popcorn at the end of the race wins! (viaBHG)

Summer days are perfect for little-to-no-skill-needed lawn games with family and friends in the backyard. Most of these games are easy and inexpensiveto makeand they all would make great party games for any occasion. Whether youre looking for an old classic,entertainment for your outdoor weddingor fun activities to get your kids out of the house, weve got 50 of the best summer games for the young

46.Outdoor Scrabble: How cute is this idea for a big outdoor Scrabble game? What a perfect way to get some Vitamin D while working on that triple letter score. (viaBHG)

6.Backyard Kerplunk Game: The goal is to get out the sticks without any balls falling out. Children and adults will have a blast challenging each other with this. (viaAll Parenting)

7.DIY Lawn Matching Game: This game is perfect for the backyard, picnics, even beach trips, and its made with cork tiles, so its totally reusable. The tutorial includes printables, making it your easiest project of the entire season. (viaStudio DIY)

47.DIY Croquet Mallets: You cant go wrong with an old classic like croquet, and if youre feeling ambitious, you could even make your own personalized mallets. (viaAt Second Street)

35.Water Balloon Piñata: What better way to beat the heat and shock the kiddos than with a water balloon piñata free-for-all! (viaScrap Happy Heather)

41.Outdoor Tic Tac Toe: Make an outdoor tic-tac-toe game with a cutting board, rocks and decoupage! (viaCreating Really Awesome Free Things)

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25.The Human Bubble: All you need is a wading pool, a hula hoop and some homemade bubble solution to garner some major oohs and ahhs. (viaOne Charming Party)

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43.Bobbing For Donuts: Get some string, hang some donuts from a low branch and have the kids try and eat the donuts off the string without using their hands. Its tougher than youd think which makes for tons of laughter. (viaThe Chic Site)

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2.DIY Pinata Kit($38): Although the papier mache can be a little tedious, nothing says summer party like abright piñata! Bonus: This DIY doubles as decor. (viaHow About We)

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16.Football Practice: Perfect for the budding athlete or just for a fun challenge to see who can get the most points. (viaSpoonfull)

31.Pool Prize Search: On a hot summer day, the coolest party games involve water; its up to you to decide if goggles are allowed or if they have to find treasures using only their feet! (viaBHG)

3.DIY Twister: Forget that flimsy plastic sheet, grab a circle template and make your own game right on the lawn! You could even paint two or three boards and have teams compete against each other to get everyone involved. (viaYou + Me)

42.Catch and Toss DIY: What better game for an afternoon in the park than a neon flashback to the 90s? (viaBrit + Co.)

30.Archery Challenge: If the Big Day is coming up, check out thisHunger Games-inspired wedding where the guests played archery during the reception. (viaMeghan Christine)

17.DIY Mud Run: Check out this little obstacle course! Youre going to be jealous and maybe wish you were three-feet tall again. (viaAshley Ann Photography)

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5.Pastel Horseshoes: Update classic yard games like horseshoes or croquet with color blocks of pastel spray paint for some chic fun in the sun! (viaDesign Love Fest)

4.Make a Tree Swing: Nothing brings back more summer memories than a wooden swing hanging under a tree. If you have little ones or are a kid at heart, dont spend another day without this summer essential. (viaA Beautiful Mess)

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8.DIY Ring Toss: The colors are all customizable, it costs next to nothing to make and is endless amusement for the whole family. (viaAnd We Play)

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15.Sponge Water Bombs: Water balloons are great, but they are a pain to make and no one likes picking up those little pieces of rubber after the big fight. Try these awesome sponge water bombs instead for reusable ammunition they can use all summer long! (viaThe Chic Site)

Will you be playing any of these games this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

9.Bean Bag Toss: How adorable are these monster cutouts? We especially love the little teeth that make this game oh-so difficult! (viaCrafty Carnival Fun)

34.Potato Sack Race: The goofiness of this lawn game will ensure for great pictures at your wedding or otherwise. (viaTied Bow)

23.DIY Water Blob: A water blob is a large piece of plastic sheeting that is taped shut and then filled with water. Its the perfect activity for hot summer days for all ages, especially the toddler years since it is totally safe. You could also add confetti or small gummy items like worms or fish for a theme party or turn on the sprinkler for a DIY slip-and-slide. (viaThe Clumsy Crafter)

32.Giant Pick-Up Sticks: An old-fashioned favorite, pickup sticks get way more challenging when the sticks are three-feet long! (viaBHG)

21.Ice Block Treasure Hunt: If you play your cards right, this activity could keep the kids occupied for hours. (viaMacaroni Kid)

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20.Obstacle Course Party: Obstacle course challenges are pure fun and energy, and they can be set up easily on your lawn or at a local park using items found around the house. (viaMartha Stewart)

48.Knock The Can Game: A classical carnival game that is a cinch to put together and makes a bright and colorful statement. (viaPaging Super Mom)

18.Gnome Bowling: These adorable gnomes are made out soda bottles! Dont worry, there is a downloadable template so your little gnome pins can be as fun as these. (viaMake)

22.Pool Noodle Games: Homemade noodle rings can be used for a ton of fun games like human ring toss, an obstacle course, a soccer goal or javelin. (viaParents)

49.On Target: Similar to lawn darts but without that element of death, these sand-filled bags are thrown into rings kind of like horseshoes, but safer for tiny players. (viaSpoonful)

38.DIY Ladder Ball: Made out of PVC pipe, this should only cost you about $30 to make and is sturdy enough to endure a whole summer of exciting competitions. (viaHome Depot)

28.Wood Burned Tic Tac Toe: Perfect for little hands, this rustic game set could sit outside all summer on your porch and maybe even double as coasters. (viaSpalvotas)

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39.Pipe Ball: Similar to cornhole, this pipe ball game is a bit more challenging! Catch the unforgiving angled rim of one of the pipes and youre off to the bushes to find where the ball bounced. (viaThis Old House)

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26.Angry Birds Game: Were going to be honest here this game is not just for kids, and we definitely want a chance to bring those pigs tumbling down! (viaSimply Styled Home)

45.DIY Bowling Alley: The design for this alley makes it viable for a backyard, since its easily put together and taken apart for storage. (viaApartment Therapy)

12.DIY Cornhole Set: Building a set is a fairly easy project we made ours with an old canvas for our dear ol dad forFathers Day. (viaBrit + Co.)

33.DIY Miniature Golf Course: How fun is this all-natural mini golf course with those mossy logs and stones? (viaFocal Point Styling)

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19.Open Air Art: Pull some inspiration from the Impressionist era and get the kids out doing some nature painting with a huge chalkboard you could mount on the fence. Every time it rains, youll have a clean canvas! (viaProject Denneler)

27.DIY Music Fence: Head to the thrift store and buy anything that makes a cool sound, then bring it back and make a wall of noise-makers for your budding maestro. (viaCreatively Blooming)

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