15 DIY Outdoor Summer Games

Who doesn’t love summer evenings spent in the backyard with family? This list of 15 DIY outdoor summer games is sure to bring family, and fun together, to make lasting memories!

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Each link is to a step-by-step tutorial, so that you can spend less time guessing and building and more time playing with the Family!

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1. Outdoor Jenga

Frugal Family Times has a simple tutorial for this giant Jenga game your family’s sure to love!

2. DIY Ladder Ball

Backyard Games has a great tutorial for this DIY ladder ball game

3.Giant Lawn Dominoes For Summer

Aren’t these lawn dominoes fune! Dream A Little Bigger has an easy to follow tutorial on how to make them.

4. DIY Yardzee With Giant Dice

What could be better than a family game of Yahtzee… a giant outdoor summer games version! Diva Of DIY came up with a great tutorial to make it happen.

5. DIY Outdoor Summer Cornhole Toss Game

Cornhole toss is a classic summer game. Our Recipes For Success has a tutorial to show you not only how to make the games boards, but they connect to make an enclosed case for easy storage.

6. Outdoor Game Table: Tic-Tac-Toe, Checkers, or Chess

Shanty 2 Chic thought outside the box when they made this outside gaming table equipped to play not one but three different games.

7. DIY Bean Bag Toss Game

This beanbag toss game is fun for all ages and Thrift Diving has made it easy to make with her step-by-step tutorial.

8. DIY Outdoor Chess

This DIY chess set is so fun and will keep the brain as well as the body moving this summer! Kirsten at Dunn Lumber cam up with a great tutorial so you can make one of your own.

9. Outdoor Ker-Plunk Game

Your whole family will love this adorable backyard ker-plunk game. All Parenting has done an awesome job with a tutorial for you to make it happen

10. DIY Kids Bowling Lane

Remodelaholic’s guest Ashley from Handmade With Ashley made this bowling alley and has the free tutorial over on Remodelaholic’s blog! Wouldn’t your littles just die to have one of these??!!!??

11. DIY Four-In-A-Row

Four in a row is fun for all ages. The Home Depot Blog with Jennifer from Build-Basic came up with the plans for this giant version of the game.

12. DIY Ring Toss Game

Ring toss is easy to make and play. Anika’s DIY Life did a great job with this game. YOu could even trade out the copper pipes for wooden dowels to keep things simple.

13. Ping Pong Squirt Gun Race

This idea came from Campinglivez. They didn’t have a tutorial or plans but I thought it looked pretty self-explanatory. Get a 2×4 and drill some golf -T sized holes. Place the T’s in the holes and the ping-pong balls on top. then race to see who can squirt the most ping pong balls off of the T’s.

14. Backyard Slingshot

Rogue Engineer always has great building plans. This backyard slingshot is no exception! I know my kids would be so entertained if we had one.

15. DIY Plinko Board

Last but not least, 100 Things To DO came up with some simple plans for this DIY plinko board.

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