The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, we could not be more thankful for that. Well, actually, the pollen can get a move on, but all in all, we will take it. Your backyard, front yard or green space has become a welcome change of scenery during this shelter in place. From an afternoon picnic to dinner outside, the fresh air and sunshine has helped our days pass a little easier.
For those at home with kids of all ages, backyard games and fun are a great investment to limit the screen time for all of us. We’ve put a list together of some of the most popular and new choices for outdoor games and entertainment – just add sunscreen.
For the little ones
Explore your backyard with a 27-piece complete Insect Collecting Kit containing everything a budding scientist may need for outdoor activities.
These flying discs have over 2300 reviews on Amazon, people are obsessed with them especially for playing with younger kids. They are much lighter and easy to catch then a standard frisbee, making them safer and easier to catch.
Pop it and catch it; good for developing fine motor skills for the little ones and good for burning calories for you = win. This version is waterproof and comes with a carrying bag so you don’t lose anything.
Two sports in one, switch sides when they start to get bored and it’s a whole new ball game. Inflatable football and baseball toss stands five feet tall and keeps little ones practicing their throwing skills.
After your little ones stopped giggling at the name, Flarts will keep them occupied for hours. Comes with 2 sides, regular darts for the older ones or you and choose from a Monster or Unicorn theme for the younger set.
This is an investment, yes, but if you have several little ones or don’t want to invest (a lot more) in a play set, a personal bounce house could be your answer. Priced from about $300 on up, one of these will help get out the wiggles every afternoon, and let you have a moment or two to just breathe. (BE SURE TO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE ONE YOU PICK INCLUDES A BLOWER!!)
For tweens and teens
Spikeball was a Shark Tank favorite when it aired a few years ago, perfect for a family of four or if you want a great workout, 2 people can give it a try. Comes with a carrying bag, start practicing now and keep the set handy for summer beach trips.
Rollors could be your new family favorite, it’s a super cool new game which combines horseshoes, bocce ball and outdoor bowling. With a combination of luck and skill, this outdoor game is great for the whole family. So roll the disks, reach the goal, score points and win.
Play a Par 3 round of Frisbee Disc Golf like the Pros with the entire family or play at work; features six Mini Frisbee Discs and one Frisbee Golf target. This set will work indoors too on a table top for rainy day fun.
The Rally and Roar Dice Game comes with dry erase score cards and rules for 2 dice games, 6 durable, wood dice (each at 3.5”) and a drawstring bag for convenient storage. Another great find that can be played inside too!
Whack-A-Haack, lets you work on your golf game while your family thinks you are playing a game with them. The bundle comes with a carry case and includes: (2) Rukket Golf Chipping Nets (2 people can play at the same time!) (2) Hitting Turf Mats, (8) Soft Foam Golf Balls, and stakes.
We can’t explain why this one is so addictive, but if you have ever played Tiki Toss, you get it. Takes just a few minutes to install on an outdoor wall or deck.
The #1 Outdoor Party Game in America. Kan Jam is a tremendously fun and popular competitive team game in the same family as Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee golf, cornhole, and basketball. It’s also waterproof, so don’t stress if it gets left outside.
Old School Games
Love the old school wooden croquet set. Break out your garden party attire for a fancy game with the family. Comes with an extra large carrying bag so all the mallets and balls can be easily stored without disassembly.
Make Horseshoes more fun and less dangerous with gigantic lightweight horseshoes, the set includes 2 stakes, 4 giant horseshoes and carry strap for storage and portability
The Classic Ring Toss Game is a timeless outdoor game that all ages can participate in.
And this is me watching my family play games from afar…
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Stay home, stay safe!
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