by CENTURY 21 North Homes
Do you have a backyard, front yard, or nearby park you can put to use? Save Scrabble and Monopoly for rainy nights — these games will help you, your family, and friends make the most of the summertime!
Lawn Scrabble: Okay, who doesn't love scrabble!?! Take it to another level and make it a little more interesting by playing a life-size Scrabble game outside. Cut cardboard into large square pieces, and write the letters on with a marker. Run around the yard making your moves. (via Constantly Lovestruck)
Bean Bag Toss: A classic game that will keep the whole family entertained. Simply toss bean bags through the board. Decorate your boards together as a fun family DIY project. This is also easy to tote around to the park or other gatherings.
Giant Jenga: Another board game come to life. Use plywood and make Jenga pieces. See who can keep the tower from toppling!
Ring Toss: Make a DIY ring toss set. Spend time testing your hand eye coordination! Warning: this game can be strangely addictive!
Mini Golf: Buy a mini golf set so you can practice your putt! Then try taking your skills to an actual mini golf course with the family after. Here’s hoping for a hole in one.
Outdoor Bowling: Set up an outdoor bowling lane and see who can get a strike! You can use empty milk jugs or pop bottles as pins!
Tag: You don’t need any accessories for a game of tag. You’ll get exercise while running around, and your kids may actually be looking forward to nap time!
Kickball: Kickball may bring back PE class flashbacks, but it’s a game the entire family will enjoy. Kick the kickball and run as fast as you can around the bases!
Water Balloon Fight: Water balloons make everything more exciting. Beat the heat with a water balloon fight! Check out these fast-filling water balloons (Walmart).
Basketball: Can’t go wrong with the classics. If you don’t have a hoop, attach a basketball net on your garage door. Your family can play countless games of horse or just shoot hoops. Or make it a bit more interesting: Split up into teams, and have the loser prepare dinner!