We spend as much time outside as possible, especially in the summer! These ten backyard games are ones on our list for this summer. This list has some tried and true games, new ways to play old favorites, and a few games that are completely new to us!
DIY Yard Twister from Just Us Girls – I see this every year on Pinterest, and I think this is the year we actually give it a try!
GIANT Yard Yahtzee from The Pinning Mama. I’ve got the blocks for this – now I just need to make it!
Make Kick Croquet using pool noodles from Inner Child Fun. We’ve tried croquet, which we love but can get frustrating for littler kids. But i just love this kicking (and mallet-free!) idea.
Glow in the dark tic tac toe from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Pool Noodle Ring Toss from Growing A Jeweled Rose
Make a super-size pick up sticks game from I Heart Naptime
Play tag – our 5 favorite ways to play are sure to keep you running around this summer!
Play “If..Then” and get some intro to coding while running! I cannot wait to try this game from Left Brain Craft Brain.
Roll 6 then splash from Toddler Approved. I only just saw this game…and I already know my kids will love it!
Play Kick the Can – get the instructions from Coffee Cups and Crayons
More Fun Ways to Play this Summer:
Top 10 Sun Crafts from Craftulate
Top 10 Toddler Water Walls from Adventures of Adam
Top 10 Sunflower Crafts from Multicraftingmummy
Top 10 FREE Summer Play Ideas for Toddlers from Powerful Mothering
Top 10 Watermelon Crafts for Kids from Artsy Momma
Top 10 Summer Play Ideas for Babies and Bigger Kids from Words n Needles
Top 10 Ideas to Play & Learn at the Beach from Still Playing School
Top 10 End of Year Teacher Gifts from Nemcsok Farms
Top 10 Summer Washing Activities for Water Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands