16. Pool Noodle Olympics
These things are so versatile! You can bend them, cut them, and shape them into just about anything. Pool noodles are also really light weight and cheap, which is why pool noodle olympics are a must for every backyard party.
17. Giant Pick-Up Sticks
This classic game has never been better! What’s a better way to get the kids to spend a little more time outdoors and learn a game that you played in a your childhood? I personally just like the idea of jumbo games, but I’d also like to freshen my pick-up stick skills in a BIG way (no pun intended). Get the instructions here.
18. DIY Water Wall
Oh, the fun you can have with a peg board and zip ties! This is like a science experiment that is just as much fun to build as it is to play with. Start saving all of those plastic containers, and have fun making your very own! I especially like the idea of cutting out pieces of an old garden hose.