The best way to enjoy your beautiful lawn maintained by Lawn Jox is to take part in some fun outdoor games with your friends and family. Don’t waste your money buying any kind of lawn game sold at the store when you can make your own for a fraction of the price and cater it exactly to your needs. These outdoor games will be the life of every party and have your guests saying: “why didn’t I think of that?”. Be the best host you can be and try out these DIY yard games yourself for your next outdoor gathering.
This giant version of Kerplunk will have everyone biting their nails as they try not to be the first one to spill all the balls. All you’ll need is three tomato cages, ball pit balls, about 20 skinny PVC pipes, and some clear vinyl fabric. Each person takes a turn trying to carefully pull out one pipe at a time until the unlucky loser pulls the wrong one and sends all the balls falling. You can also use water balloons instead of ball pit balls if you wish!
Everyone’s familiar with playing Jenga. Whether it was years ago or recently, the object of the game is simple: pull out one block and don’t let the tower fall! This version takes the stakes up a notch and is quite a bit bigger than the original version you may remember playing. The blocks are made from 2X4 planks of wood that are cut to about 10.5 inches. All you need is 54 of these blocks, and you’ve got a game to keep everyone busy for hours! Some people choose to paint their blocks in different colors or give them a nice stain to their liking; it’s up to you!
Fowling is a relatively new backyard game that’s taken it’s popularity to new heights with many different businesses dedicated solely to the new game’s entertainment. The game is pretty much a hybrid of football and bowling, so exactly what it sounds like. Two teams take turns throwing a football towards the other team’s pins trying to knock as many down as possible. The first team to knock down all of the other team’s pins wins the match! You can pick up 20 pins from your local bowling alley for cheap; they usually have old ones that are perfect for fowling. Next, all you’ll need is a couple of old doors that you’ll set down to set the pins on.
Whatever you might call it: Ladder ball, hillbilly golf, lasso golf, or ladder toss, it’s a fun game to play outside. You can go ahead and buy a set of this game from the store, but you’ll probably put a dent in your wallet. This game can be easily made from home for barely any cost at all. All you’ll need is some different types of PVC piping and attachments, some rope, golf balls, and a few tools you probably already have laying around the house. Each team takes turns throwing their balls towards the other team’s ladder trying to earn the most points as possible. The first team to 21 wins the match!
Good luck trying out these games in your own yard this summer!