Summer is the best time of the year for the entire family to head outside and play, no matter your age. So get outside, catch some rays and enjoy the great outdoors with the entire family!
When stay-at-home orders were in full effect, lawn bowling and cornhole were the only thing deserted sports fans had left to cling to while we were stuck at home missing the excitement. The game cornhole can be easily set up in your backyard for that competitive streak during even the most mundane summer days. The game is played with either singles or doubles and played until one team or person hits 21 points. Cornhole comes in a variety of colors and patterns and can even come with LED lights. The game includes the two boards and bean bags and can be purchased at most major sporting goods retailers like Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and Kohl’s.
Giant Wooden Yard Dice
Dice is the perfect outdoor game for all ages and makes for a great summer pastime. Giant wooden yard die is typically played in a set of six leaving you with endless options for every age. A typical game is the first team to snake eyes (when played with two dice) or to 21 and you will need a rope to create a circle for the area. You can purchase Giant Wooden Yard Dice from various retailers including Home Depot, Target, and Etsy.
Giant Connect Four Game
The indoor game often reserved for gloomy rainy days game, can now be played outside and on the lawn. The over-sized Connect Four is played by dropping in your colored discs to line them up in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally and you WIN! While this is more of a lazy game, the excitement can be accelerated by playing it fast. The Giant Connect Four game is sold at Target, Walmart, and other retailers.
Yet another traditionally indoor game can now be played outside for gigantic fun. Jenga is played by stacking up the wooden blocks like a tower and then removing them one by one and taking turns until the tower topples over. The game needs to be played on a flat outdoor surface and large wooden Jenga games can stack to over five-feet-tall. Jenga is offered at Amazon and Walmart.
Do you like golf? Cornhole? Then you need to try Chippo because it combines the two in this fun, all-inclusive game. To play, each player stands next to their board and uses a golf club to chip all six balls to the board, then the next player does the same. The game is offered at the official Chippo Golf website.
Adults and children alike can team up, find 15 spare feet, and play ladder ball! Ladder ball can be played as singles or in groups. Each player throws three bolas and the first team to hit 21 points wins! The top rung is worth three points, the middle is worth two and the last is worth one, then the next team takes over! Ladder Ball can be found at Walmart, Amazon, and Dick’s Sporting Goods to name a few.
Getting some rays and staying active is so important during the summer and these family-friendly games will surely make your summer more enjoyable. Be sure to pick these games up for family fun or even an adults only drinking game. The possibilities are really endless!
Rebecca grew up in Southern California and never knew anything but summertime weather. She has an undeniable love of writing and recently graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in journalism. She enjoys watching hockey, scuba diving, swimming, and working out.