5 Family Favorite Outdoor Yard Games

Playing outdoor yard games with my family has definitely been one of my summer highlights thus far as well as shopping at the flea markets, traveling and working on my DIY projects.

Do It Yourself Outdoor Yard Games Round Up

Living in the mid-west provides many challenges with the weather and drastic temperature changes so I have to take full advantage of the long summer days. Having our backyard games easily accessible makes for lots of fun, laughter and happy memories that we can add to the Memory Jar.

Outdoor Yard Games #1 – DIY Pallet Dartboard

This DIY Outdoor Dartboard was on my list of 5 DIY Father’s Day Gifts. Not only has it brought us many hours of family fun but our friends and neighbors have enjoyed it as well. This game has been a huge hit.

Outdoor yard games includes this DIY Outdoor Dartboard

Outdoor Yard Games #2 – DIY Hopscotch Stepping Stones

Of all the games in our collection, these DIY Hopscotch Stepping Stones have brought back the best childhood memories for me except this hopscotch doesn’t get washed away in the rain and it adds some bright color to the garden.

Hopscotch stepping stones pinterest collage

Outdoor Yard Games #3 – Jumbo Wooden Dice

So far, I have to say, these Jumbo Wooden Dice are my favorite of the games in our collection. There are so many different games you can play with dice. We have been playing the game of 10,000 which was a game we regularly played with my mother-in-law. We’re definitely enjoying the entertainment and happy memories.

Having fun playing games with the Jumbo Wooden Dice

Outdoor Yard Games #4 – Tic-Tac-Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe has got to be one of the easiest games and something that can be played over and over in any setting. This Tic-Tac-Toe game featured at 1915 House is simply made from painted rocks. Cute, clever and creative….my kind of DIY project.

Outdoor Yard Games Tic Tac Toe made by 1915 House

Outdoor Yard Games #5 – Customized Cornhole Board

Making a customized Cornhole board has been on the list of yard games for a while. We have a lot of BBQ’s and birthday celebrations during the summer and I can see this game bringing us lots of entertainment. The Handyman’s Daughter has provided a material list along with step by step instructions on how to make your own customized Cornhole board.

Outdoor Yard Games Cornhole made by The Handyman's Daughter

Even though we’ve only made three of these outdoor yard games there is still plenty of time to add Tic-Tac-Toe and a Cornhole Board to our collection. My friend was telling me about how north carolina lawn care improved their garden so it would be a lot easier for them to enjoy the previously mentioned yard games.

Round Up of 5 DIY Outdoor Yard Games


  1. Sarah says:

    Thanks for featuring my tic tac toe game, Denise! <3 You're such a dear. I'm also loving those huge dice! My boys would love them….adding them to my "to do" list. 😉 Great round up of fun games!

    • Denise Bryant says:

      Happy to feature your tic-tac-toe game and YES….your boys will love the jumbo dice. Lots of fun.

  2. debbie says:

    We bought not built many, many outdoor games this year. I can’t believe how many new ones are out that we had never seen before. But of all that we purchased the only one we bought was the corn hole. The rest that you have are new for us. I also think the dice would be so much fun. I’m gonna look into making a set of those! Just wondering – I wanted an outdoor bowling set. The ones I saw online were either crazy expensive or not worth having. Haven’t seen any in a vintage shop or I would snatch them up. Is that something you think you could make? I would totally love to see a tutorial on it!

  3. Susanne says:

    Love the hopscotch stones! My granddaughters would love that!! I enjoy playing corn hole, but I am awful at it, lol!! Thank you for sharing your outdoor game roundup with us at TaDa Thursday!!

  4. Pili says:

    Denise what a great round up!! I felt in love with the hopscotch, let my daughters see it!!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration Party!!

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