20+ DIY Yard Games (Plus, Classic Lawn Games to Buy)

Get tutorials for over 20 DIY yard games—from cornhole to giant Jenga—that are perfect for summer entertaining! Plus, check out my favorite classic lawn games that you can buy!

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these games all summer long! | Hello Little Home

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With summer just around the corner, I’m looking forward to lots of outdoor parties! And one thing I always love doing at summer parties is playing lawn games!

I’m actually fairly new to yard games. At most parties I attended as a kid, the adults drank cocktails while the kids played tag and other classic games (mostly unsupervised, until someone started crying … ha).

We did have a few simple outdoor games like Toss Across and the similarly named, but different Toss and Catch. I also have distinct memories of playing Jarts … who else remembers that game from the eighties? It’s actually still around, although with a safer redesign!

Even though I never played cornhole until I was in my twenties, I’ve grown to love these awesome backyard games for adults and kids. Of course you can buy these games, but it’s totally possible to make your own DIY yard games, too.

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Summer fun with my sister … those haircuts (OMG)!

20+ DIY Yard Games

Are you ready for the awesome diy outdoor games? I’ve rounded up over 20 DIY yard games for adults and kids that you can make this summer.

Some of these DIY lawn games are easy to make and some are more difficult … there’s a homemade yard game for everyone here though!

And if you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own DIY backyard game, I’ve got something for you, too! I’ve included my favorite classic summer yard games that you can buy at the end of the post.

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Beach Ball Bowling from Polka Dot Chair! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Beach Ball Bowling from Polka Dot Chair

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Giant Jenga from Lemon Thistle! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Giant Jenga from Lemon Thistle (Check her website for other DIY yard games, too!)

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Lawn Dice from Create & Babble! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Lawn Dice from Create & Babble (Perfect for playing Yatzee and other dice games!)

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Giant Backyard Slingshot from Rogue Engineer! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Backyard Slingshot from Rogue Engineer

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Plinko Game from Happiness is Homemade! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Plinko Game from Happiness is Homemade

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Ring Toss Game from The Country Chic Cottage! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

Make Your Own Ring Toss Game from The Country Chic Cottage

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like these Giant Lawn Dominoes from Dream a Little Bigger! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

Giant Lawn Dominoes from Dream a Little Bigger

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Tetherball Set from Simply Kierste Design! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Tetherball Set from Simply Kierste Design

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Giant Outdoor Kerplunk from A Little Craft in Your Day! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

Giant Outdoor Kerplunk from A Little Craft in Your Day

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Kubb Set from Her Tool Belt! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Kubb Set (a Swedish Lawn Game) from Her Tool Belt

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Sprinkler Limbo from The Pinning Mama! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Sprinkler Limbo from The Pinning Mama

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Giant Rainbow Hopscotch from Happiness is Homemade! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Rainbow Paver Hopscotch from Happiness is Homemade

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Giant Lawn Scrabble from Constantly Lovestruck! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

Lawn Scrabble (or Bananagrams) from Constantly Lovestruck

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Giant Four in a Row from Build-Basic.com! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Four in a Row from Build-Basic.com

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Flamingo Ring Toss from Sugar & Cloth! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Flamingo Ring Toss from Sugar & Cloth

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Washer Toss Game from ECAB! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Washer Toss Game from ECAB

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Cornhole Game from Lovely Indeed! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Cornhole Game from Lovely Indeed

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Kids Fishing Game! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Kids Fishing Game from Hello Little Home

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Giant Lawn Twister from One Good Thing by Jillee! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

Lawn Twister from One Good Thing by Jillee

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Ladder Golf from Here Comes the Sun! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Ladder Golf from Here Comes the Sun

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Oversized Tic Tac Toe Game from Her Tool Belt! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

Oversized Tic Tac Toe from Her Tool Belt

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this DIY Bean Bag Game from Mod Podge Rocks! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Bean Bag Toss from Mod Podge rocks

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Giant Pick Up Sticks Game from Nellie Bellie! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

Giant Pick Up Sticks from Nellie Bellie

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like these DIY Bubble Wands! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

DIY Bubble Wands from Hello Little Home  (Not quite a lawn game, but still fun!)

20+ DIY Yard Games that are perfect for summer entertaining, like this Giant Chalkboard Scoreboard from Lemon Thistle! These awesome lawn games for adults and kids - like cornhole, giant Jenga, Yardzee, tic tac toe + more - are perfect for backyards, camping trips, and family fun. Learn how to make DIY yard games from these easy tutorials, then enjoy these game all summer long! | Hello Little Home

And of course, you’ll need something to keep score on … Chalkboard Scoreboard from Lemon Thistle

Don’t have the time or skills to make these DIY yard games?

You’re in luck, because I’ve rounded up my fave classic summer yard games that you can buy!

Classic Summer Yard Games for adults and kids! All your favorite lawn games, perfect for outdoor fun, summer entertaining, and family get togethers! From cornhole to giant Jenga to ring toss and more, these backyard ideas will keep you busy all summer long! | Hello Little Home

Classic Summer Yard Games to Buy

You don’t have to DIY your yard games to get in one the summer fun! Here are my favorites that you can buy:

  1. Jenga Giant
  2. Giant Four in a Row
  3. Toss and Catch Set
  4. Cornhole
  5. Ladder Toss Game
  6. Triple Racer Slip N’ Slide
  7. Inflatable Bowling Set (Combine with the slip and slide to do Human Water Bowling!)
  8. Jarts (New and improved!)
  9. Tetherball
  10. Croquet Set
  11. Bocce Ball Set
  12. Giant Dice
  13. Fun Air Scoop Ball
  14. Jumbo Pick Up Sticks
  15. Ring Toss Game
  16. Washer Toss Game
  17. Giant Tic Tac Toe 
  18. Jumbo Bananagrams
  19. Badminton Set
  20. Giant Hardwood Dominoes
  21. Toss Across Game
  22. Backyard Kubb Set 

Want more at home entertaining ideas?

Learn How to Host a Game Night Party here, then check out all of my party ideas!

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I hope you enjoyed this roundup of DIY Yard Games, plus some classic lawn games to buy. These DIY backyard games should keep you busy all summer!

What is your favorite lawn game?


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