Video: Backyard Game Ideas

by Angie Holden

Kids bored at home? Try these backyard game ideas to keep them occupied. There are four games for hours of fun and you don’t even have to leave home! You can even use the ideas to have a mini-Olympics with the entire family.

Backyard Beach Ball Bowling

Beach Ball Bowling

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Instructions: 

Lay out the yoga mat as your alley. Set up your pineapple pins and make it interesting by using a beach ball to knock them down.

Backyard Tic Tac Toe

Yard Tic Tac Toe

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Instructions: 

Lay the jump ropes in the yard to make a Tic Tac Toe board. Use the duct tape to make an “X” on half of the discs. Use your throwing skills to play a game of Tic Tac Toe in the backyard.

Backyard Bucket Toss

Bucket Toss

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Instructions:

Add the foam numbers to the front of each bucket. I also removed the handles. You can make as many targets as you would like. Set up your targets and space them however far apart you like. Let the kids take turns throwing the balls and seeing how many points they can score!

Backyard Kan Jam

Kan Jam

Supplies:

Kan Jam Game


Instructions: 

Set up the game and play according to the rule sheet. You can also just let the kids use the cans as targets for more “free” play than structured.

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