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DIY games kids can play in the backyard

Posted at 9:17 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 09:17:28-04

Eventually, we are going to be greeted with some warm Michigan weather and outdoor fun it will be! If you are running out of ideas, here are a few to add into the mix.

Flamingo Ring Toss

Those eclectic plastic flamingos that go in yards are pretty cute, right? How about turning them into a ring toss game? You need some larger plastic pots, sand or rocks, plastic flamingos and rings. You can just use glow-in-the-dark necklaces taped shut, so they don’t come apart or make them out of foil.

Water Balloon Volleyball

When things get hot and you need to cool off, put a fun spin on water balloons with Water Balloon Volleyball. You need large beach towels, water balloons and a bucket to hold water balloons. One person grabs the end of each towel, so two people per towel. It helps to have someone run a water balloon out to to one of the teams each time one breaks. You simply sling shot it up in the air, tossing it back and forth! One blogger said it’s pretty hysterical to watch.

DIY Bubbles

We love to play with bubbles, but we blow through them pretty quickly. Ever tried bouncing bubbles?

This recipe sounds pretty interesting:

  • 4 Tbsp Water
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp of Dawn concentrated dish soap along with bubble wands.

Mix it all up and blow. There are some recipes that call for Glycerin.

Ball in a Basket Game

A good-old-country-fair game should be worth some giggles. You need a pallet, four, bushel baskets and some softballs. Drill the bottom of the baskets onto the pallet, lean the pallet against something. Keep track of who can get the most softballs to stay in the baskets after throwing behind a line. Why not turn your whole yard into a country fair?