There are backyard projectors and screens you can buy, but they tend to be expensive. You can save money by building your backyard theater yourself. The screen uses PVC pipe and is durable enough to withstand even strong winds. Looks like a fun and cozy way to spend an evening watching movies!
Summertime can be lots of fun, especially if you have kids. But, finding activities for them can sometimes be challenging – which is why we’ve put together this list of 35 DIY Backyard Games That Will Make Your Summer Ridiculously Fun!
So, for those days that the weather is nice, and, your children want to play outside, you can make any one of these fun, unique, and exciting games right in your own backyard!
This way, your house stays calm, peaceful, and clean – and at the same time keep your kids happy. Most kids have lots of fun playing common games like tag, hide and go seek, or other little activities outside, but, after a while, they can get boring – or even into trouble!
After all, the last thing you want is to have an embarrassing situation, or, be unable to host a nice outdoor barbecue with family and friends because your kids are uncontrollable – and they just want to PLAY!
All it takes is a little imagination, effort, and patience. In addition to these 35 DIY backyard games, we’ve also created 70 Summery Backyard DIY Projects That Are Borderline Genius, and 20 Genius Summer Lifehacks That Will Blow Your Mind which you may find equally useful – so, read on!
1. Ladybug Tic-Tac-Toe
Lady Bug tic tac toe is lots of fun, cute, and east to setup. All you have to do is replace each X or O stones with ladybugs and beetle painted rocks – which will also be lots of fun as an arts and crafts project to do with your little ones! Any tree stump can be used as a board, and, you’re sure to have a blast!
Project Source and Instructions: chickenscratchny
2. Create a Chessboard Patio
This DIY backyard chess game is the perfect way to either teach your kids how to play chess, or let them enjoy playing on their own! It really looks great, and is sure to not only get compliments from your neighbors, but, also requests for your kids friends to come over and play too!
Project Source and Instructions: diynetwork
3. DIY Giant Jenga Tower
This DIY giant Jenga tower using real wooden blocks is definitely a masterpiece to be seen, and, a one of a kind outback game if you’ve ever seen one! This is great for not only your kids, but, also you and your friends to play during your next BBQ!
Just check out or click the Source link below to get instructions how to build this, as well as other ideas for creating DIY backyard games!
Project Source and Instructions: lemonthistle
4. Build a Backyard Movie Theater
If you’ve got some PVC pipe laying around the house or in your shed, or, are willing to invest just a few bucks in buying some, you’ll easily thousands of dollars by building your very own backyard movie theater!
This DIY backyard movie theater is easy to build, durable, and is tons of fun for both family and friends. Best of all? You’ll be the talk of the town!
Project Source and Instructions: pvcplans
5. DIY Tire Swing
Who can forget the good ol’ outback tire swing? These environmentally friendly tire-swings are the perfect way to recycle, and, provide endless hours of fun for your kids!
These tire-swings are very easy to make, and, with a little fun coloring can be cute, and, match the personalities of those you love the most – your kids!
Project Source and Instructions: bobvila
6. Bean Bag Ladder Toss
This been bag toss is the ultimate, affordable DIY solution for backyard games for you and your children. The design is simple, and, you’ll have to spend little to no money as you can just use tape, paper, and, a bean bag seat.
Either a tall or short ladder will work fine, and you can even set this up with your kids. This is a super easy, quick-fix to getting an activity made for your little ones to have fun outside in a safe, productive way. Check out the source link below for more instructions and other DIY backyard game ideas.
Project Source and Instructions: landeeseelandeedo
7. Outdoor Chalkboard
Setting up a chalkboard in your yard is actually really easy, and, will give your kids endless hours of fun – as everything is better when it’s outside!
Project Source and Instructions: parentmap
8. Bowling with Recycled Bottles
Want to let your kids play bowling outside, but, don’t have a set laying around? Using recycled bottles and some red markers is all you’ll need, and your kids can use a tennis ball or whiffle-ball to knock em’ down!
Project Source and Instructions: moonfrye
9. DIY Tic-Tac-Toe
Setup a fun and easy to use Tic-Tac-Toe game for your little ones by just using a few rocks, and a wooden board. All you need is a little paint, and you’re good to go! This is a fast, easy to use DIY outdoor game and sure to bring hours of fun!
Project Source and Instructions: tatertotsandjello
10. Patio Scrabble
With just a bit of cement, patience, and, a wooden frame you can make your very own Scrabble board and pieces to play in your backyard anytime! And, while it will take a little while to dry, getting a trusted love one or friend that has a bit of construction experience should do the trick, and you’ll be able to play a both fun, and educating game with your kids!