Here at GameroomVault.com most of our articles are geared towards indoor activities for your family gameroom, but we love to get outside too. Outdoor activities and games are great for family fun, and there are all kinds of possibilities.
If you’re interested in having more quality time with your family, budget doesn’t have to be an obstacle. Their are a lot of great games that you can make for very little money. In this post we’ll feature 25 different DIY options for outdoor family fun. Some are very simple, and others are a little more complex. Each one includes a link to the site that provides details or instructions. You’re sure to find at least a few that your family would love.
This outdoor movie screen can be made for about $50, and then you’ll just need a projector. Basic projectors are pretty cheap now, so you can enjoy movies outside without breaking the bank. This is a great option for parties, or just for family nights.
Challenge yourself and your friends with this fun football toss game.
via Cherished Bliss
Ladder golf is a great outdoor game, and with the help of this tutorial you can make your own from PVD pipe. Best of all, you can take it apart for convenient storage.
via Mom Endeavors
Everybody loves mini golf. Wouldn’t it be great to play in your own yard? Here are some plans that you can follow to make it happen.
via This Old House
Corn Hole is a popular outdoor game for parties and tailgating. Now you can make your own boards following these instructions.
Here is another option for creating your own cornhole boards. Watch the video below or read the linked article.
This game is similar to cornhole, but a little different. You can make this game pretty easily following these instructions.
This simple bean bag toss game is fun for kids and adults.
via Mod Podge Rocks
This simple project uses bottles for bowling pins and a tennis ball as the bowling ball. It’s easy to make and a great game for kids.
Here is a great idea for a mini (kid-sized) bowling lane made of wood.
If you like the idea of bowling in your yard, but the previous 2 examples are too small-scale for you, this one is another great option. Of course, it’s more involved, but the end result is awesome.
This game is simple to make, and every kid loves playing with squirt guns.
via All for the Boys
On a hot summer day, what better fun for the kids than sprinkler limbo! And it doesn’t have to be just for kids either.
via The Pinning Mama
Water balloon fights are a fun summer activity, but cleaning up the balloon bits is no fun. This alternative uses sponges instead. There is no mess, and they can be used multiple times.
via The Chic Site
This game is simple to make, but a lot of fun to play. All you need is a few cans, paper paper, and a ball.
via Paging Supermom
Fun for the whole family! This game is pretty simple to create, but is sure to be a favorite.
Whether you are tailgating or simply playing the your back yard, ring toss can be a lot of fun.
via Beneath My Heart
Here is another ring toss option that makes use of inexpensive pool noodles.
via Trish Sutton
This slingshot can be used in a few different ways. You can create a game to knock over buckets (shown in the photo below), or just use it to launch water balloons.
via Rogue Engineer
With pavers and some paint you can create this fun, colorful game that kids will love.
Take Yahtzee outdoors with the help of this tutorial.
via The Pinning Mama
These large wood dominoes are not hard to make and will be a hit.
via One Dog Woof
All you need is some canvas, bean bags, and tape.
This one isn’t so much a game as it is a fun activity. Still, kids will really enjoy it on a summer day.
via Clumsy Crafter
Here is another variation of tic tac toe. This simple option uses stones for the pieces.
via Taryn Whiteaker
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I live in Pennsylvania with my wife and four children. Time with family is very important to me, so I started Gameroom Vault to help others find fun ways to spend time with their families at home.