Backyard, Home Fun

6 DIY Backyard Games

Summer has been going well so far. But maybe it’s time to kick it up a notch with some easy do-it-yourself yard games to add some silliness to your backyard BBQs.

1. Cornhole


We’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like cornhole. And how about making your very own set of customized boards? Pick your colors, pick your teams. Patty and her husband, Peter, have a set of civil war boards at home – Ducks vs. Beavers.

2. Backyard Yahtzee

Recently played Yahtzee again for the first time in many years. And boy, that is still one seriously fun game! Bring out your competitive side and make a GIANT Yahtzee set for your backyard shenanigans.

3. Giant Jenga

If you’ve been to J.C.’s in Downtown Bend, you’re familiar with Giant Jenga. But did you know that it’s a lot easier to create one of your own than you might think? Give it a try and add it to your set of yard activities.

4. Flamingo Ring Toss


Snag yourself some pots and flamingos from Fred Meyer and this one is a breeze! How fun for the kiddos as well. It’s silly. It’s adorable. And everyone will want to make their own after spending time at your house.

5. Ladder Ball

A few of our friends have ladder ball in their backyards. It’s always such a blast! But you can also make one of your own, customize it and invite all your friends for a little ladder ball tournament (equipped with burgers and chips).

6. Oversized Checkers


This one is a little bit more of a commitment. But boy, is it worth it. No one is ever upset to find a giant checkerboard waiting for them when BBQing. Be the friend that offers that kind of excitement for your guests.

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