DIY Lawn Games for the Whole Family

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DIY Lawn Games for the Whole Family

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With warm temperatures in the forecasts ahead, it’s time to start prepping for some wholesome outdoor activities. One of the nicest things about transitioning into the warmer period of the year is the shared eagerness of friends and family to spend a majority of their time outside. I don’t know about you, but I find lawn games to be genuinely one of the best pastimes. What makes them even better? If you get your hands a bit dirty and build the games yourself. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to crafting!

Scrabble

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Photo: Au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

This strategic word game is always a crowd favorite! Unfortunately it is played mostly on our electronic devices these days and it’s definitely time to get back to basics. Why play this game in regulation size when you can make giant sized Scrabble tiles and play in your backyard or at a park? It would be a perfect way to spend a lazy weekend afternoon with friends, food and drinks!

Picnic Blanket Board Game

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Photo: Nelliebellie.com

With your hands already full of your picnic necessities it’s hard to squeeze in one more thing—especially if it’s a clunky board game box. That’s why it makes perfectly good sense to make the board on your picnic blanket and simply bring along some checker or chess pieces! Sprawl out on your blanket and enjoy the sun and some company while playing a game with your favorite opponent!

Dominoes

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Photo: Happyhooligans.wordpress.com

There are many ways to go about making lawn dominoes (I quite like the jumbo version), but something about the simplicity of this project is just perfect! If you have little kids, you can turn it into a fun game of finding stones, painting them and drawing on the classic domino dots! No need to limit the size of your game when you have the whole outdoor world to stretch out over.

Cornhole

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Photo: Brit.co

This is going to take a little more effort but will totally be worth it when you’re done. Think about how much more fun it will be to play cornhole knowing that you built those boards with your own two hands. What’s the best part of doing it yourself? You get to decide what colors and designs you want on them!

Lawn Twister

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Photo: Youplusmeforalways.blogspot.com

I’ve always been a big fan of the game Twister. I’m definitely not as flexible as I was back in the day though, so falling on the grass will be substantially more pleasant than wiping out on wood flooring. Grab a bunch of your friends and prepare to have a silly time of contorting your body out on the lawn!

What are your favorite games to play outside? Let us know in the comments below!