Whether you’re holding a backyard party and looking for some ideas or just want a few ways to entertain the family on a lazy Saturday afternoon, there are plenty of things you can create yourself using some backyard items and your own lawn.
These simple ideas can give hours of entertainment for young and old, and they’re all simple to create.
Collect some large rocks and paint half of them as ladybugs and the other half as bumblebees and use these as your markers for a large game of tic tac toe.
Either play on the grass or use a tree stump and mark out the board with some nifty engraving skills.
For a fun spin on the old board game, why not turn your lawn into a large adult sized Twister board? Grab a few cans of non-toxic spray paint and mark your grass in the same way as the old game for hours of fun.
As an added bonus, when you fall over and lose you balance playing this game at least you’ll have the soft grass to catch your fall this time.
If you’re feeling extra creative, you can turn some pieces of wood into letters of the alphabet and indulge in a game of lawn scrabble. Gather up enough pieces and paint each one with the letter and corresponding points value for an oversized version full of fun.
Players can place the large blocks on the ground to form their words, and it makes it just as enjoyable for onlookers to watch as well.
Make good use of your recycled plastic bottles and paint them to resemble bowling pins. Line these up on the lawn and take turns bowling a ball down to see how many pins you can knock over.
Any type of ball will do, as long as it has the strength to knock over some plastic, and don’t forget to keep score.
Get some extra use out of those flamingos standing around your yard and turn them into a fun ring toss game for the family.
Simply get some large plastic rings or hula hoops and use them to throw onto flamingos situated at varying lengths. If nothing else it will add a vibrant splash of color to your lawn.
These fun games are a great way to get your family in the outdoors and away from the screens, so it’s worth a bit of your time to make up the pieces and parts for each of these activities. When you have such a luscious lawn it seems a waste to let it go unused, and these games are the perfect way to enjoy your hard work.