Welcome Summer with Fun DIY Outdoor Games

By Heather Schuck | Things to Do in Austin

May 31

Summer is just around the corner and soon the backyard will be filled with the smell of BBQ, the carefree squeals of children, and laughter shared with friends and family. Who wants to spend their summer inside when there’s plenty to keep you occupied outside? Getting outside is good for all the family, but especially the young ones. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is essential and playing outside all day in the sun (with sunscreen on) tires the kids out for an undisturbed night’s sleep. Some of the adults will feel like there’s nothing to keep them outside, especially if the garden doesn’t have any space for seating or relaxation. As well as getting outside and playing games with the children (you can find your inner child!), creating an adult space allows you to soak up some sun yourself. Perhaps putting down some decking and creating a separation between the area of grass for play and area for relaxation on the deck could be a good way to create your adult space. Furthermore, composite decking boards are very stylish nowadays and will have your neighbors jealous of your beautiful garden! Adding some outdoor furniture to the decking completes the look…when you’ve been tired out by the kids running rampant outside, you can easily retreat to this area to take a much-needed break! You’ll be able to find plenty of outdoor furniture at stores like Home Depot, as well as tools and equipment for any other outdoor renovations you want to take on; you can find promo codes and coupons at https://www.raise.com/coupons/home-depot to make your Home Depot purchases cheaper. Having somewhere comfortable to sit in the evening can really enhance a backyard, so it might be worth sourcing some nice furniture. Outdoor seating areas always look nice with custom fire pits too. A fire pit is a great addition to a seating area as it ensures that people will be warm during the evening as it starts getting colder. Perhaps some homeowners could look into that.

Nevertheless, outdoor games are essential for summer fun. Keep the young (and young at heart) entertained with our collection of DIY outdoor games sure to inspire fun and family memories in your own backyard. No pricey admission required!

DIY Yard Yahtzee

DIY Yard Yahtzee


Outdoor Ker-Plunk Game

DIY Outdoor Ker-Plunk Game


Outdoor Domino Set

Outdoor DIY Domino Set


Tic Tac Toe Set

Outdoor DIY Tic Tac Toe Set


DIY Lawn Checkers

DIY Lawn Checkers

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