Today we have selected the best games for summer, ideal for gardens, courtyards and outdoor areas. Some of these require some configuration, but they are quite easy. Children are already excited about the arrival of summer this year, so it's time to think about how to keep them entertained! For more fun playground projects, take a look at our DIY projects and playground games that will blow your mind.
Games for parties in the garden
Summer days are perfect for small lawn games without the need for skills, with family and friends in the backyard. Most of these games are easy and cheap to make and all would be excellent party games for any occasion. Whether you're looking for an antique classic, entertainment for your outdoor party or fun activities to get your kids out of the house, we have the best summer games for the young and young at heart.
We want to share ideas for outdoor games using items for the home. A collection of free and cheap games for your children that will keep them busy throughout the summer. These outdoor games use what we think are common items that you have in your home. So take your balloons, recyclables and so on.
The best thing about backyard games is that you can make your games suit the colors and themes of your party or your personal style preferences. Many of the games in this post can be done quickly and for very little money. However, sometimes we just do not have the time or energy to do it and we still need something fun for the guests in the backyard party. If that is the case, read on to get more ideas. Also, take a look at our publication in DIY playground areas to get more amazing ideas to play in the backyard.
Game of the rings with flamingos
Colorful pots and bright flamingos are as eye-catching as they are fun with this simple ring-tossing game. This game is perfect for tropical summer parties and simple barbecues in the backyard. In the absence of flamingos, use any other object that recalls a summer party.
Does anyone still do potato sack races? If you have not done this for a while, put it on your list of things to do at your next party. It's definitely fun for the kids, even more fun for the adults who can barely fit in the small bags and jump awkwardly through the yard, but the most fun is for the viewers who can see the show in front of them. The makeshift design shows how some simple hand-painted treatments can add a little style to the sacks of potatoes.
Ker Plunk homemade
This is a large version of the Ker Plunk table game that is ideal for a garden party. The game consists of a transparent plastic tube, plastic rods (usually 26 to 30 in total and of various colors) and several dozens of marbles (in this case balls). The base contains four trays numbered separately and the rods are passed through holes in the middle of the tube to form a lattice. At the beginning of the game, the entire tube is rotated so that a hole in the base of the tube is aligned with the active player's tray. Players take turns to remove a single stick from the tube while trying to minimize the number of balls that fall through the net and into its tray. Once a player has committed to a particular rod by touching it, he must eliminate it. The player who accumulates the least number of dropped balls wins.
Croquet with hoops in the garden
The Croquet is a good playground game in itself, but this version makes the game a bit more kid-friendly. Buy some hoops and several rubber balls from stores all around for a Euro. Cut the rings in half and fix them by tracing the route. The rest is pure fun.
Mini golf and Diy petanque in the yard
Installing a DIY mini golf course is a great idea. With some carpets cheap for indoor and outdoor, a lot of creativity, you can make a mini golf course totally fun for your next party in the garden.
Objectives for water pistols
We always try to have some water pistols available for children at our summer meetings. If you place some goal cups, you can have several people competing at the same time. The goal is to see who can fill your cup faster!
Set of rings with bottles that shine at night
If your party is going to be at night this summer, be sure to make this amazing game of throwing rings with bottles decorated with bands that shine at night.
Giant paper planes
Paper planes are easy, cheap and very fun. Get to work with the cardboard and you will get a great outdoor activity for the guests at the party! Have the guests make their own giant paper airplanes for the garden party.
Simple game with cardboard rings
Again the launching of rings, in this case with cardboard rings designed and decorated by the participants themselves and guests of the viesta, what do you think?
Foam palettes for balloons
A few simple materials are all you need to make some foam paddles to play balloon balloons!
Fight of canes
This is a super fun game for the little ones, or for those who are young at heart (that is, not for anyone who may fall and break a hip). If you do not have logs, you can use stools, buckets, milk crates, etc. You can even turn the canes into giant swords! Whoever hits and knocks the other person first wins!
Soap bubble station
A season of bubbles Diy like this will keep the children happy for hours! As long as they can keep filling their glasses, they will have fun with their bubbles.
Three in a row funny
Who does not like to hang out playing tic-tac-toe, and even more if the chips are as fun and cheerful as these painted stones, which can be customized in advance by each player. Great, right?
Tic Tac Toe with Velcro
Here is another great way to make an outdoor tic-tac-toe board.
Baseball with water balloons
Baseball with water balloons is definitely one thing and it is very fun to play. For your next party in the backyard, fill some water balloons with different amounts of water so that some will break easily and others will fly off. The players will not know which ones will explode in contact and which water balloons will make a great play! Your guests should be willing to moisten a little with this game, so save it for the hottest summer holidays.
A giant chess in the garden
If your children like to play chess, they will love the giant version of outdoor chess. This is a pretty intense project, but once you have it ready, it will be very fun, and it will also look amazing! You can bet that you will receive many compliments from neighbors and guests.
Catch the apple without using your hands
This game is the cause of laughter and the best times at a garden party. It is simple, original and healthy.
Bowling in your own garden is a simply great idea. All you need are several plastic bottles and balls (not too light).
Darts with balloons
Set a bunch of colored balloons on a panel or tape them on the wall with tape. then, have the children stand at a specific distance and explode the balloons using darts or punches, it will be a very fun experience.
If you want to further develop this game, place slips of paper with numbers, prizes or additional activities inside the balloon so that the operator can win a prize or continue with a special tour of the garden.
A pirate party
If the theme of your party in the garden is about pirates, you can not miss a catwalk of terror. The children will imagine that the grass is water and they will have to walk a wooden strip suspended on two supports. Warning: check in advance the safety of the gangway to avoid any accident.
A pirate catwalk
Let's see some variants of pirate catwalks, for example, one that ends in a pool, or one that passes over a pool, for more fun.
If the weather is rather cool, the idea of the catwalk on a pool full of water may not like some parents, so, in the absence of water, colored balls.
A pool full of colored balls will be the target of every pirate, and they will have a blast.
A blackboard in the garden
The youngest of the party can enjoy painting with chalk on a blackboard in the garden. As easy as hanging one on the fence and ready, hours and hours of entertainment. Just make sure that the colored chalk is not missing.
Children and adults will go crazy with this game. If you think about building it, do not let the children play without the supervision of an adult with common sense.
For children and for not so children. An outdoor projector in front of a chill out area decorated with cushions and blankets is a simply great idea for any garden.
A game of giant Scrabble in the yard
Do you love Scrabble but need to sunbathe? Why not build an 8-foot Scrabble board in your backyard? Letter cards can be made from wooden plates from any craft store, but any other material can be used, of course. Their size makes them harder to handle than normal Scrabble chips, so they stay spread out and face down on the grass during games. Each player keeps his chips in a box, for example. The game pieces can have a polyurethane layer to protect them from the elements. The size of the game means that you are not only playing outdoors, but that you will have to get up and move to place the chips.
A ball tied to a pole with a heavy and sturdy base will guarantee moments of fun and physical exercise. You can spin the ball or invent games with friends.
Remember the game Angry Birds? Basically that's how you play, but in the garden, and with birds made of balls tied to the trees. Make sure they are tied so that they can reach and knock down objects.
For moments of relaxation, a swing is the most. You do not need to make expensive purchases or facilities, as long as you have old tires, ropes and a sturdy place to hang them on.
A table of objectives like this is ideal for children to shoot with water guns or to dunk balls. You can make one using a large wooden board and several tin pails. Let the children and young people decorate it with paint, let it dry and that's it, fun is guaranteed.
A version of the previous game and a little more advanced. The cones show the scores and you have to guess right to get a concrete result. If you decide on this option, consider the possibility that adults do not let children play this, because they will have a great time.