Summer is in full force and with summertime, comes the challenge of keeping the kids active, engaged and having fun! We share a variety of free & frugal activities to do as a family every week, but you still want to find activities that you can do at home, too, to save on gas & enjoy time in your own home, while still keeping your kids active.
Here are a few of our favorite ideas we have found of DIY summer outdoor games for the yard, water games & more!
Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe from One Creative Mommy
A creative “spin” on a classic game, kids of all ages will be able to learn the rules and play.
Spy Training from One Creative Mommy
This top secret training course includes interrogation practice, an obstacle course, a string/laser maze, and more.
DIY Yard Yahtzee Dice Game from Craft Create Cook
Take the game of Yahtzee to the backyard with this over-sized yard game.
(If you can’t find oversized dice, you could make your own using these DIY Wood Life-Sized Dice by Mom’s Messy Miracles.)
5 Fun Lawn Games from Two Kids and a Coupon
Your kids will have hours of fun playing badminton, fire on the mountain, croquet, potato sack races, and freeze tag.
DIY Pool Noodle Games from Mission to Save
If you have spare pool noodles lying around, turn them into games such as ring toss, soccer, tic tac toe, and more.
4 Fun Ball Games from Two Kids and a Coupon
If you have a ball, you can play several games such as spud, keep away, around the world, and kick ball.
DIY Outdoor Games from The Happy Housewife
Learn how to make a dunk bucket, a cornhole game, ring toss, and hillbilly golf.
Minions Water Balloon Fight from One Creative Mommy
Divide into two teams (Purple Minions vs. Yellow Minions) for a fun twist on a traditional water balloon fight.
DIY Water Bomb Flowers Pool Toy & Game Idea from Must Have Mom
The kids will have fun while staying cool and active swimming across the pool in search of these DIY water bomb flowers.
5 Cool Water Games from Two Kids and a Coupon
Cool off from the summer heat with games such as water bomb tag, water balloon volleyball, water limbo, water bomb target, and toy wash.
DIY Soda Bottle Boat from Must Have Mom
Build your own boats and have them compete against each other in a backyard boat race.
More Fun Summer Games::
Water Bottle Bowling Pins from Passion for Savings
This easy craft/game is very inexpensive and easy enough for the little ones to help.
DIY Coca Cola Bottle Rock & Bowl from Family Fun Journal
Have fun drinking the soda during your get together and then play a game with the empty bottles and glow sticks.
Create your own chalk paint or sidewalk paint and then paint out a hopscotch court or make your own “board game” in the driveway.
Outdoor Pretend Play Coffee Shop from Must Have Mom
Help your kids start their very own pretend coffee shop and they’ll learn about business while having fun.
Outdoor Summer Math Game from Must Have Mom
DIY Bubble Refill Station and Homemade Bubble Recipe from Must Have Mom
See who can blow the biggest bubble with their own homemade bubbles.
Make sure to check out more ideas of ways to have fun on a budget this summer::
Frugal Summer Fun in the Northwest – roundup of ideas of fun around the Northwest
Summer Fun Ideas on a Budget – roundup of activities like free bowling & skating, $1 movies & more fun ideas for the summertime
Summer Fun Ideas on Pinterest::
Make sure to check out our Summer Fun Ideas Pinterest board for more ideas to add to your repertoire of summer fun ideas on a budget!