32+ Must-Try DIY Backyard Games for Kids Party

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Summer is the most exciting time for kids.

And, I’m sure, you don’t want to hear it again: “Mommy, I’m bored.”

That’s why you should get your arsenal ready, You need a list of outside activities that will keep your kids engaged and filled their days with endless adventures.

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In this post, we will explore some thrilling DIY backyard games for kids that will keep them entertained in any party or outdoor event.

This list includes DIY games using pool noodles, balloons, loads of water splashes, ring toss games taken to a whole new level, and many more exciting ideas.

The best part? You’ll discover fresh, creative games along with fun twists on traditional backyard favorites to make them even more enjoyable.

Whether it’s a family gathering, picnic or birthday party, these budget-friendly outdoor activities are sure to entertain everyone, from toddlers to adults.

So, let’s jump right in and start the fun!

DIY Backyard Games

Checkout these amazing backyard games that are easy to build in your backyard.

DIY Wall Ball Maze Game

This is a cool DIY backyard game features a large plywood sheet with strategically drilled holes and a ball holder controlled by strings.

The objective is pretty simple: lift the ball, placed in the ball holder, to the top hole while avoiding other holes maneuvering the ball with two strings. If the ball falls, you lose the game.

This challenge requires both skill and coordination. Check out the tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

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Pipe Ball

Pipe ball is a great way to entertain kids. In this game, a player has to throw tennis balls into 10 pipes. The player will score points based on the points mentioned on each pipe.

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Pool Noodle Hockey

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Dart Ball

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Tree Stump Tic Tac Toe

When a tree dies and leaves behind an unsightly stump, don’t remove it! Instead, get creative and transform that tree stump into a fun and unique tic-tac-toe game in the backyard.

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Playing croquet on a lush green lawn is a fantastic idea! Swing your mallet, send the ball through hoops and pegs, and soak up the summer fun.

Giant Dominoes

Hosting a backyard party? Add giant dominoes to the mix for a super-sized dose of fun with family and friends!

Hook and Ring Game

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Giant Scrabble

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Fun Party Games For Kids

Giant Connect Four

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Head-to-Head Hook and Ring Game

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Ladder Ball

Giant Jenga Blocks

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Giant Yarzee Game

Making Giant Bubbles

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Giant Tic Tac Toe

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Toss Games

Ring Toss Game

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Flamingo Toss

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Giant Basketball Four In a Row

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Bean Bag Toss Game

Pool Noodle Target Game

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Summer Outdoor Water Games

Water Balloon Piñata

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Water Balloon Sling

Water Balloon Toss

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Sponge Bombs

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DIY Water Blob

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Creative Backyard Games

Ker Plunk

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Air Hockey

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DIY Water Wall

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crokinole boards

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What Next?

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