25 DIY Backyard Games

Backyard games are the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors at home, for a party, or at an outdoor wedding. Spend time with family and friends, while having fun with these 25 ideas.

More backyard fun: awesome playsetsfort ideas, build a pallet deck, and learn how to paint a patio.

Diy Yard Dominoes Tutorial Printable Scorecard And Games #remodelaholic

Hey guys, it’s Cecily from Ceci Bean, back with another roundup of fun backyard game projects. 

ith prime BBQ season back in full swing (Fourth of July is right around the corner!), it’s a great time to think about fun ways to entertain kids and adults outside.


There’s just something about playing traditional indoor games outside that make them infinitely more fun!

  1. I think the trick is to think big (jumbo versions!) AND
  2. Messy (water, paint, and dirt!) and you really can’t go wrong.
See our collection of water games for kids, too.

The best part about all of these projects is that they can be put away or removed and the end of the day.

So feel free to turn your yard into the most fun spot on the block for your next cookout with any of these awesome DIY projects! 

25 DIY Backyard Games

Not ready to DIY? See our favorite backyard games to buy. 

DIY back yard ker-plunk game

Backyard Ker-Plunk Game  |   All Parenting

Indoor and outdoor DIY bowling lane by handmade with Ashley featured on Remodelaholic.com

Outdoor Bowling Lane | Handmade with Ashley for Remodelaholic

DIY Chevron Cornhole DIY

Cornhole Game  |  Blissful Bee

custom painted cornhole boards painted with Star Wars droids BB-8 and R2-D2, on the grass in a backyard

Star Wars Corn Hole Building Plan | Remodelaholic

How To Make A Cornhole Set

How to Make Kid-Sized Cornhole Boards from a Pallet | Remodelaholic

DIY Bocce Ball Court

Bocce Ball Court  |  The Hunted Interior via The Apron Blog

balloon darts outdoor game

Balloon Darts  |  Catch My Party

homemade outdoor twister game

Homemade Twister  |  You + Me

DIY lawn jenga

Lawn Jenga  |  Holli Long

DIY Ring Toss Game

Ring Toss Game  |  Beneath My Heart

DIY Yard dominoes

Yard Dominoes  |  So You Think You’re Crafty

Remodelaholic Yard Dominoes

Yard Dominos and Printable Score Card | Remodelaholic


Patriotic Ladder Golf  |  Mom Endeavors

Watermelon-Pinata DIY

Watermelon Pinata  |  Oh Happy Day

DIY Washer Toss

Washer Toss  |  Pretty Handy Girl

DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game

Giant Lawn Matching Game  |  Studio DIY

Tricycle Car Wash

Tricycle Car Wash  |  Design Mom

Patriotic Bean Bag Toss

Patriotic Bean Bag Toss  |  Better Homes and Gardens

DIY outdoor kubb game

Kubb Lawn Game  |  Design Sponge

Colorful Yard Dice

Yard Dice Yahtzee  |  The Pinning Mama

Yardzee Game Free Printable and tutorial

Be sure to check out our yard dice “YARDZEE” printables here — we have a dice template to make it easy, plus printable score cards and a personalized bucket label!

DIY Yard Dice Made Of Wood, Stained, Rolled On Grass

And another tutorial for Easy DIY Yard Dice | Rouge Engineer for Remodelaholic

Pipe Ball Lawn Game

Pipe Ball Lawn Game  |  This Old House

DIY water blob

Water Blob  |  Homemade Toast

backyard hammerschlagen game

Hammerschlagen  |  Moment Junkie

Sidewalk chalk checkers

Sidewalk Chalk Checkers  |  Crayola

giant conect four game

Giant Connect Four Game  |  Flickr

Lawn Bananagram Game

Lawn Bananagrams  |  Constantly Lovestruck

diy slip and slide

Homemade Slip and Slide  |  Digital Misery

lawn hopscotch

Lawn Hopscotch  | Lil Blue Boo


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Originally Posted 6.23.2014 // Updated 7.1.2020

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  1. Hi so I left my email to get the patterns for the Yardzee and didn’t get them? I was wondering is it because you haven’t seen my email address and request yet? Thanks we would like to make it to take on vacation next week, July 20th thx! It looks awesome!