There’s a whole host of backyard games you can string together for an afternoon of competitive fun on a nice summer day. Thanks to kyssfm.com for their post reminding me of some of these games. Set a bunch of these up in your backyard or in the park and have the kids circulate between the different activities, with snack and drink stops in between.
You can purchase a bocce ball game set for under $30 at Amazon, as of this date. It’s a deceptively simple game that can be played almost anywhere on grass, and it’s one most kids are probably not familiar with giving it that special appeal of something new.
Buy 4 colors of spray paint and put your twister board right on the grass– no moving plastic sheet to contend with when the game is played!
Badminton is great fun and with kids more than 4 can play at a time if you want. If the kids are older, use the net for volleyball instead or in addition.
Set up a croquet course for two kids at a time. Jarts and horseshoes are other options. Create a target with spray paint rings with different point counts for a frisbee contest where they get points for landing the frisbee inside the rings, more points the closer in to the target.
These fairly old-fashioned games have been around for a long time because they’re fun and kids enjoy them, and theres no reason they can’t work their magic as party games for a fun time outdoors in the sun.