32 Of The Best DIY Backyard Games

10. Backyard Obstacle Course

This is where your creativity really comes into play. You can use just about anything to create a fun obstacle course in the yard– hoola hoops, tires, ladders, pool noodles, string, rope, buckets, cones, boards…. you name it! Now, all you have to do is sit back in your lawn chair with your stop watch and Blue Moon, and keep track of how long it takes to complete the course. This will keep the kids active and busy trying to go for the record!

32 Of The Best DIY Backyard Games You Will Ever Play -- DIY backyard obstacle course! I love the pool noodle and hoola hoop ideas.

How to throw an obstacle course party: Martha Stewart

32 Of The Best DIY Backyard Games You Will Ever Play -- Backyard obstacle course!

Photo & inspiration from: Ashley Ann Photography (mud run birthday party!)


11. Jumbo Checker Rug Game

Although this is available to purchase from Amazon for around $12, it would be so easy to make! You could use just about anything for the checker pieces, and with a little bit of fabric paint, you could make a custom board. There’s just something about being outdoors that makes this classic game so much more appealing.

32 Of The Best DIY Backyard Games You Will Ever Play

Photo By: Melisa McKolay Buy from: Amazon


12. Backyard Bowling

This backyard game would take a little more skill than most to really set up nicely, but your yard would be the hit of the neighborhood! Maybe even simplify it a bit with homemade bowling pins made out of empty water bottles, and construct your own alley with the use of your porch or driveway.

32 Of The Best DIY Backyard Games You Will Ever Play - Backyard bowling using recycled plastic bottles!

DIY bowling pin instructions: Moonfrye Bottom photo source: Apartment Therapy





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