5. Scavenger Hunt
This is a fun activity that should help get everyone outside and playing. There are tons of printable lists you can get online for your hunt, or you can simply make your own! This can even be turned into a Pokemon themed hunt with all the hype for the series. Have they hunting for “Pokemon” that are in your yard whether you get figures or just printouts, this is sure to be a fun game for the kids!
4. DIY Obstacle Course
This is an easy and fun activity you can create using everyday items in your house. You can make it really detailed in some areas to make a challenge for the adults and some simpler challenges for the kids. This can be altered too and rebuilt so that the fun never ends. Use ladders, and pool noodles, or whatever you can find around the house to make a fun and crazy course.
3. Tug of War
This is an activity that will never get old. There are a lot of ways to make this game fun. Have the kids stand on a stump and as the pull one will fall, if you have a kiddie pool this is another way to make it fun. They can tug each other into the pool! Adults can have just as much fun as the kids on this one in soaking the other players.
2. Create a fairy garden
This is something I did as a kid and loved it. You can make the garden with things already in the backyard, or you can go out and get some things you feel would work better. A fairy garden is made to look like a home for the magical and mythical creatures that live among us. Uses rocks as a pathway, and you can use sticks and pieces of wood to create the house. Flowers are also a great decoration and this is a good way to help start a garden at home that kids will want to take care of.
1. Make a DIY slip and slide!
This is a fun activity for all ages and always will be. I have always enjoyed sliding down a slip and slide and we are sure that you and yours will have a blast too! You can also make a PVC pipe that is “raining” down on the slide adding another element of fun to this activity. It is great outdoor fun and perfect for those hot days.