Yesterday we celebrated my brother-in-law’s 30th birthday with a huge party full of food, family, and fun. His parents rented a venue right next to a local park and we spent the day running around with the kids playing, swinging, and laughing. It was a particularly special day for my in-laws because when my brother-in-law was 2 years old he was diagnosed with cancer and they never knew if this birthday would even come. It is a beautiful reminder to celebrate the time that you have with your loved ones. At the end of the day we were happy, grateful, and exhausted. With that in mind, I wanted to round up 15 backyard DIY activities that let you soak up summer fun with your family.
Glow In the Dark Water Balloons (Michelle at The Scrap Shoppe Blog)
What better way to cool off from the summer heat than by pelting each other with water balloons in the dark? Find out how to make them with Michelle.
Make Your Own Yard Dice (Tylynn at Little Bitti Living)
Get the party started with a game of backyard Yahtzee when you make these DIY yard dice.
$1 Soda Bottle Sprinkler (Brandy at Glue Sticks Blog)
This one is perfect to have some backyard fun on a budget. One dollar and a drill lets you laugh all day long.
Make This Super Easy DIY Kids Sit & Spin Toy (Stephanie at Abbotts at Home)
It doesn’t get much cuter than this DIY sit and spin toy. (Although, I must admit that after riding on the merry-go-round at the park with the kiddos yesterday, I am old and do not enjoy spinning anymore.)
DIY Giant Backyard Glow Pong (DIY Adulation)
Let the kids choose mom or dad’s team to compete for glory with this giant backyard game!
Fun DIY Sidewalk Chalk Projects (Ang at Juggling Act Mama)
There are so many fun activities that you can do with sidewalk chalk and Ang has some ideas for you right here.
DIY Outdoor Playhouse (Amanda at Love and Renovations)
Can you believe how easy this playhouse is? This is definitely next on our backyard to-do list!
Sandbox with Lid: An Inexpensive Alternative (Angie at The Country Chic Cottage)
This is downright genius. Keep the sand clean, put away, and easily accessible with this idea.
Dinosaur Excavating Activities (Brandy at Glue Sticks Blog)
All of these look like a blast! Let your kids be archaeologists for the day with any or all of these excavation ideas.
Glow-in-the-Dark Scavenger Hunt (DIY Adulation)
Rock your next family night with an epic glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt!
Giant Bubble Recipe (Sarah at Must Have Mom)
Bubbles are endless fun. Giant bubbles are the coolest outdoor activity ever! Get the recipe from Sarah.
Freestanding DIY Hook and Ring Game Tutorial (Wendy at H20 Bungalow)
Looking for an awesome game that doesn’t take up a ton of space? Then this hook and ring game from Wendy is for you.
Outdoor Movie Screen (Heather at The Heathered Nest)
Slow the fun down and surprise your kids by having the next family movie night outside!
Sidewalk Paint Rockets (Brandy at Glue Sticks Blog)
Make sidewalk paint even more fun by turning it into rockets. 3… 2… 1… Blastoff!
DIY Glow Can Toss (DIY Adulation)
This easy outdoor game uses materials you already have at home for a fun and active family competition.
With these 15 backyard DIY activities there will be some peaceful sleep had in your home this summer. Let the kids burn off energy with hands-on activities and games that last well into the night. Now, it is time for more fun ideas at the Merry Monday link party! Link up your awesome posts below and be inspired by what your friends are creating. Don’t forget to check out the round-ups from the rest of our hosts to see if your posts were featured this week!
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