Kids love playing outdoors in the summer. And there are no end to the outdoor entertainment options that the whole family will enjoy in the backyard.

Backyard Games

Traditional backyard games like croquet and cornhole are easy to set up and fun for all ages. If you have the room a badminton game or two is a blast! And these days, you can order kits to install a kid’s zipline in your backyard as well.

For Artistic Families

Big buckets of colored chalk offer endless hours of creativity on driveways or sidewalks. Or, paint a big sheet of plywood with black flat exterior enamel paint and hang it securely on your backyard fence for an outdoor “chalkboard” canvas like no other. Outside is also the place for messy finger painting or tie-dyeing projects no-fuss.

Family Building

Design and build a treehouse or playhouse with your kids! This gives them a chance to not only imagine and turn a design into reality – they get to learn how to saw, hammer and drill. Learning how things are built is a helpful life skill. Make a mini picnic table or build a sandbox with your kids. Kids appreciate something more when they helped create it.

Camp Out at Home
Like camping? Camp in your own backyard. Tell ghost stories. Project a movie on the side of your tent. Make s’mores over your firepit. Kids love this staycation idea so much they’ll be asking to sleep outside all summer long.