Family gatherings are always the best. Sharing food together and having funny conversations are just some of the fun things to do during family reunions. Oftentimes, to make it extra fun, some adults organize entertaining games for the kids and even grownups. If you are the one who is always in charge of the games, here are some DIY games for kids that you can share with everyone.
DIY games for kids: Corn hole
This DIY project entails building a slightly angled wooden platform with several holes cut out.
The goal is to get as many beanbags in the holes as possible. These online instructions will make the project much easier.
This game is an old take on the more modern-day horseshoes. But to make it a little more challenging, you can blindfold the individual who’s tossing the washers. Here are some helpful instructions.
Especially if you have little ones who love to get their hands dirty, a do-it-yourself sandbox is ideal. For this, you can either build a square box using two-by-fours and a plastic liner or an old tire.
Fill it with sand and let the fun begin.
Glow in the dark ring toss
For fun at nighttime, you can make a glow-in-the-dark ring toss game.
With just a few supplies, you’ll have it set up and ready to go in no time. To learn how to do this, simply follow this tutorial.
In school, tetherball was always popular.
Now, you can make a set for your backyard using an old tire, cement, a pole, rope, and a ball. Surprisingly, this project doesn’t require much time or money. See how it’s done with these instructions.
Similar to the dunk tank, everyone will be lining up to participate in this game. The good news…you can make one easier than imagined. For tips on how to do that, check out this tutorial.
For a DIY ladder golf game, you’ll need PVC pipe or wood, thick nylon rope, and weighted balls.
The goal is to toss the balls so they wrap around the horizontal post. Since this is a more ambitious project, you might want to check out this tutorial.
Outdoor kids party games: A race to the finish
Are you thinking of some fun games to make? You can try this one. You’ll use the chalk to create two vertical columns, each consisting of 10 to 12 squares.
Inside, write down different tasks like “do 10 pushups,” “burp five times,” or “hop on one foot for 20 seconds.”
Two people play against each other. As they finish a task, they advance… and the one who’s done first wins.
Buy cans of spray paint in blue, green, yellow, and red. Then paint circles on the grass to resemble a traditional Twister pad. This game is ideal for people of all ages.
If you have a trampoline with broken legs, don’t throw it away. Instead, turn it into an inground trampoline.
This is also perfect if you have a wide backyard game area.
The kids will have just as much fun, if not more, and it’ll be a lot safer. For tips on how to accomplish this, check out this tutorial.
This DIY backyard game uses balloons, wooden stakes, and either a tomato plant cage or a large plastic container (with holes punched for the stakes) turned upside down and secured to the ground.
Fill the cage with inflated balloons and carefully insert the wooden stakes. If you need help on how to make this, here are some instructions.
Secure anywhere from three to six buckets onto a piece of wood.
Be sure you use different bucket sizes. Players can use balls or beanbags to see how many they can land inside, preferably the smallest bucket.
This is an amazing DIY project that your kids will love. You’ll need an 8×10 4mm piece of plastic sheeting, parchment paper, and an iron. To make one or more water blobs, check out this tutorial.
Giant backyard games: Backyard Jenga
Thinking of perfect games for outdoor birthday party? How about you try this giant backyard Jenga?
The cool thing about this DIY game is that it uses carry crates found at grocery stores.
Although any age can play it, this is perfect when entertaining adult friends and family. Here are some helpful instructions.
Backyard connect 4
This game is always fun but making it super-sized for the backyard is even better.
This is another relatively ambitious project but you’ll be glad you invested the time and effort. With this tutorial, you’ll make your family very happy.
Hilarious outdoor party games never fail to make the gathering lively and exciting for everyone, especially the kids. And for those who usually arrange the games, isn’t it fulfilling to see everyone having fun during the party? These DIY games for kids are sure to be a hit.
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