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Easy Outdoor Game Ideas to Make Your Next Party ROCK!
Before you check out the outdoor game ideas, check out our family’s list of favorite 55+ camping games for kids!
If you are more of the crafty sort, you can also find some of our favorite camping crafts for kids here!
Outdoor Games for Adults
Bocce Ball: My kids actually got me into bocce ball. It’s a game with croquet sized balls, and you try to toss your ball closest to the marker. Whomever gets the closest wins! It’s a great backyard game because it packs up in a small case and it’s portable.
Badminton: You already know I love badminton! Any backyard game that let’s you say shuttlecock is pretty awesome!
Frisbee Tic Tac Toe: Using a big blanket marked with a tic-tac-toe board, you try to toss your frisbees on spaces. The first person to make a tic-tac-toe wins!
Yardzee: Think of this game as yahtzee for your yard. Using a 5-gallon bucket and some large wooden die, you can have a blast racking those points up!
Lawn Darts: Lawn darts are making a comeback now that they don’t have metal tips anymore. (Some people take all the fun out of life). This is another fun yard game because it’s portable. You can pack it up and literally play anywhere.
Ladder Toss Game: When we lived in Indiana, every one we knew had a ladder toss game. Basically you have a stand with three rungs on it. The object to the game is to toss your balls on a string and get them to hang on the highest rung. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. Trust me!
DIY Giant Yard Jenga: If you are handy, this giant yard jenga is great! Step by step instructions on how to make your very own backyard jenga game.
Cornhole: This was another game I had never heard of until I moved to Indiana. Cornhole is essential bean bag toss for adults. You could also say its like horseshoes, but with bean bags! It’s a lot of fun either way!
Outdoor Games for Kids
Plastic Pin Bowling: This is a fun yard game that reuses 2-liter soda bottles. Just fill the bottles enough that they will stand on their own. Then bowl them down!
Parachute Games: Remember the giant parachute that was used in gym class? Now you can play it as an adult. Seriously! Maybe I’m weird, but that was one of the best games to play in gym class! Heck yea, I’m gonna get my own parachute so I can play it as an adult!
Giant Yard Connect Four: Who says Connect Four is just for kids? This giant yard connect four makes you feel like you’re now part of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!” (Yes, I know, I am TOTALLY dating myself)
Jumbo Yard Checkers: Checkers is a classic game! Now this is jumbo yard checkers extreme edition. Play it as a picnic game or a backyard game. Take it with you on a camping trip. It’s portable so you can have fun outdoor games where ever you are.
Big Foot Cardboard Feet Races: If this isn’t quirky, I don’t know what is! Cut out your own “big feet” feet. Strap them on your feet and race! First one to the finish line without going face down in the grass wins!
DIY Nerf Target: Nerf guns are da bomb! Now you can make your very own Nerf Target! And make sure you have a bad ass Nerf Gun to shoot them down!
What are some of your favorite outdoor game ideas? Sometimes we find that people from different areas of the country have different games they play outside! What are some of your favorites!
Hamilton Bill says
Very inspiring, giant pick up sticks and snakes & ladders are great fun as well