11. Jumbo Checker Rug Game
Although this is available to purchase from Amazon for around $12, it would be so easy to make! You could use just about anything for the checker pieces, and with a little bit of fabric paint, you could make a custom board. There’s just something about being outdoors that makes this classic game so much more appealing.
12. Backyard Bowling
This backyard game would take a little more skill than most to really set up nicely, but your yard would be the hit of the neighborhood! Maybe even simplify it a bit with homemade bowling pins made out of empty water bottles, and construct your own alley with the use of your porch or driveway.
13. Use Your Noodle
It turns out you don’t need a pool to get really good use out of those noodles! Not only are they good for keeping your boots upright, but there are so many outdoor games to be played with them. Blow up a few balloons, and see how many balloons the kids can get into a basket using just a pool noodle.