Backyard Fun

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
You can plan this one afternoon and it will be sure to keep the little ones busy for hours. You can either hide items around the neighborhood like stuffed animals and toys or do a scavenger hunt with fun tasks and challenges.  

Theme Days
Plan a theme day once a week. Everyone in the family can dress up based on the theme of that day. Here are some ideas: colors, superhero’s, animals, favorite TV characters, funny socks. 

Backyard Theater
It’s play time… literally. Have your kids write fun stories or plays and then put on a show. 

Build a Fort
Create a giant fort in the backyard using cardboard boxes or old sheets. 

Backyard Science Lab
Cook up something creative and try some of these science experiments in the yard or garage.   

Backyard Fun

Get Crafty
Set up a craft table outside and get crafting or tie-dying

Chalk Wall
Paint a fence or wall in the garage with chalk paint and create beautiful masterpieces. 

Turn your backyard into a water park for a mini vacation with these ideas.  

Backyard Gymnastics
Host your own backyard Olympics with these fun activities.

Fairy Garden
Put some magic in your yard and build a fairy garden using a birdbath or tree stump.

Mini Golf
Create your own mini golf course with these ideas.

Create a twister board in the grass with spray paint. Learn how.

Backyard Movie Night
Turn your backyard into a cinema and watch a movie under the stars.


Here are some more ideas for wholesome, family activities to try at home!

Links for more games:

Outdoor Yard Games for the Family  

Games You’ll Want to Play All Summer

Simple Outdoor Games