Lawn Game Ideas
Get the kids and the whole family outside and boost your vitamin D intake with a bit of sunshine. The following lawn games are perfect as the weather starts to warm and can provide hours of fun! There are games suitable for all yards, from a courtyard patch of Sir Grange to a double block of Sir Walter DNA Certified.
Build your own set. Make it big. Stack. Play. Remember to move quick when the tower tumbles!
Slip and slide
This one is more suited to sloping yards and is a classic backyard activity for the youngsters. This is great from late spring, through to early autumn. You could even make one yourself with a number of tarpaulins strung together with a sprinkler at the top.
By no means limited to the older player, though definitely requiring less effort than slip and slide, this classic game is terrific for all ages.
Here’s another one for the handyman. Make them out of wood or whatever you can dream up. You could supersize them by using foam and to make it easy you can have it cut by the supplier. Just add the dots.
There’s a theme running here – build it and they will come. Show off your dovetail joints and make your own giant four-in-a-row game. Get the whole family involved by getting the kids to paint the discs the colour of their choice.
If you’re not a lawn fanatic you may be happy to paint spots directly onto your lawn. Alternatively, you could use coloured paper plates.
Giant Yard Pong (AKA BucketBall)
Like the smaller version, but on a larger scale! (Excluding beer, of course!)