Backyard Games

For Kids

Setting up games and activities for you and your guests when you entertain in your backyard will make your home a site that people keeping wanting to return to. If you have young children and often host play dates, it is highly recommended that you create areas for childhood backyard games that are safe and ignite the imagination. For instance, a large all-weather plastic castle can make for many fun afternoons of backyard make-believe. In addition, if you live in a very warm climate, a space with rubber mulch or soft grass where you can run sprinklers would be very much appreciated by young children and can be exceptionally helpful toward preventing mud and sand from being tracked in your home.

Speaking of sand, a large sandy area can be extremely versatile not only for children’s games but also for adult games like volleyball, badminton, or horseshoes. Sand is cheap, comfortable to walk in, and can be a great addition to your backyard as a way to encourage more backyard activities.

For Adults

For the older crowd, setting up a large seating area around a fire pit that can double as a table can create a great atmosphere for backyard activities. Cool nights roasting hotdogs, making s’mores, and telling stories is one of the best backyard activities for making memories. Warm nights are the perfect setting for cocktails and card games.

One of the most fun backyard activities in which we have recently invested is an outdoor movie screen and projector. Of course, the projector can be used anywhere in the house when the weather is too cold for a movie outside. The movie screen we purchased inflates in seconds and creates a large, stable surface for a projected movie. Those with white privacy fences could also use the fence as a projection surface. An outdoor movie theater is a treat for everyone, and after the initial investment, it can serve as a summer backyard activity for years to come.

Of course, the most common backyard activity is probably swimming, and if you have a pool in your backyard, there are limitless backyard games you can devise. All ages enjoy a pool day and night, and purchasing diving rings, fun inflatable’s, and a floating basketball hoop will undoubtedly give rise to many hours of backyard games and activities that the whole family—and all of your friends—will enjoy.

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