If you’re looking for fun outdoor games to play with family and friends this summer, maybe during a barbecue or pool party, nothing beats the classics! The game of horseshoes has been around for decades. If you don’t happen to live next to a generous farmer, plastic peg and horseshoe sets can be purchased from a number of retailers. Cornhole, or beanbag toss, is similar. Instead of throwing metal horseshoes at a rebar peg you throw soft beanbags through a raised hole in a plank of wood. Making the cornhole board can be a fun family project all on its own.
Giant Board Games
Take indoor board games outside for some oversized entertainment. While you could just play a regular game at a patio table, making your own supersized versions is that much more fun! Make a giant Scrabble set by painting letters on square pieces of cardboard. You can also create a huge Jenga set by cutting down wooden 2x4s to the proper size. Keep your games stored away in a safe place so you can keep them until next summer or use them year round!
Make Use of Recyclables
You can make fun family games using just the supplies you have laying around your home. Place plastic glasses close together in a cardboard box or other tight space, then use embroidery hoops or similar items to create your own game of ring toss! Plastic bottles are easily painted; find a small ball or make your own to create a bowling alley that can be used both inside and outdoors. Making use of the trash or recyclables you have laying around can be fun and environmentally friendly.
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