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20+ Super Fun Backyard Games for Kids That You’ll Want To See

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Today I wanted to take some time to talk about some super fun backyard games for kids specifically! I have a pretty great post on kids backyard ideas that includes some great ideas for backyard design, but this post will focus on games in particular.

My kids literally flip out anytime I mention any type of family game in the yard so I thought it would be great to have a post dedicated to it.

Whatever the size of your space; today I’ve collected all kinds of awesome ideas for how to some summer and year-round fun to your backyard or maybe even the front yard if that is where the kids play.

If you are looking for even more kid’s summer play idea, then check out my Pinterest account (also follow me on Instagram)! For summer craft ideas, be sure to checkout my post on kids summer crafts.

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Backyard Games For Kids

Family Games

1. Lawn Twister

I love this! This is a great twist on one of our kids favorite games! See how One Good Thing by Jillee uses contractor’s marking spray paint (that washes off) to pull this off!

Lawn Twister

2. Giant Jenga

I saw this and had to include it in the list for backyard fun. Who doesn’t love giant games? Check it out here.

 Giant Jenga
Source: Target

3. Water Balloon Pinatas

Water play can always be a great way to play on a hot day. Check out this game here.

Water Balloon Pinatas

4. Watermelon Ball – The Ultimate Swimming Pool Game

I love this adorable multi- purpose, water ball!

Watermelon Ball – The Ultimate Swimming Pool Game
Source: Amazon

5. Zuro Bunch O Balloons

We have tried this in the backyard multiple times and the kids always love it! The only downside is picking up the pieces when done, see always make a racing game out of it!

6. DIY Bean Bag Toss

My kids play this game and love it. Even though it’s fairly simple, it is just enough for a fun time. I found some bean bags here!

DIY Bean Bag Toss
Get the how-to at ModPodge!

7. 31ft Water Slide

No pool? Well here is a great alternative for water fun and simple to set up!

8. Pool Noodle Obstacle Course

Fun you can use over and over again. What more can you ask for?? 🙂 This one is def on my to-do list.

Pool Noodle Obstacle Course
Check it out HERE

9. Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe

Sometimes simple is best! Grab rocks, paint, and a board and you can play this inside and outside! Check it out here!

Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe

10. Squirt Gun Cup Race

Here’s another great water game that is super unique. Love it

11. Ring Toss and Horseshoe Play set

I love this simple and affordable game for anyone’s backyard 🙂

Toss and Horseshoe Play set
Source: Target

12. Water Table Car Wash

One of my kids favorite outdoor activities. As you can see my daughter is wearing a jacket. This was in the middle of Fall lol.

Water Table Car Wash

13. Water Blob Activity

Check out this cool activity from Fabulessly Frugal!

Water Blob Activity

14. Fun Splash Pads

There is nothing better than simple setup for a water activity! The splash pad is always perfect for that!

Shop splash pads here!

Fun Splash Pads

15. Unicorn Lawn Bowling

Isn’t this this the cutest set for the girly girl? (that girly girl would be my daughter Skyla BTW)

 Unicorn Lawn Bowling
Shop this set at Target!

16. Giant Outdoor Connect Four

This is a must have for backyard fun!

Giant Outdoor Connect Four
Find it at Wayfair!

Toddler Fun

17. Splash Play Mat and Inflatable Kiddie Pool

This is great for younger toddlers and babies too! You still get a splash pad more more safety for the little ones 🙂

Splash Play Mat and Inflatable Kiddie Pool
Shop this pad HERE

18. Bubble Mower for Toddlers

Here’s another smaller and simple backyard activity toddlers! This classic is so cute!

19. Outdoor Water Spray Sprinkler

I love the simple water table is portable and great for toddlers in the backyard or wherever!

Outdoor Water Spray Sprinkler
Source: Walmart

20. DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game

My kids LOVE matching so this is perfect! Find it at Studio DIY!

DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game

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I hope you enjoyed this list and that it gave you some great summer activities and water play ideas to try with the kids at home!

I would just use these ideas as sheer inspiration and incorporate them into your spaces with your kids and keep their particular home and outside play space needs in mind.

Do you have any other ideas that you think I should add to the list? PLEASE let me know in the comment section below! I would love to hear from you!

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