Everyone loves a challenging race. Set up an obstacle course in your backyard using cones, old tires, ropes, and whatever you can find in your garage. Form teams and race with each other. You may even include a treasure hunt to make the race even more challenging. On the other hand, you can design a race course that matches the skill level of each member of the family to guarantee that everyone will have fun. You can also involve everyone in the preparation by asking them to contribute to the planning and come up with an obstacle of their choice.
Pools, Slides and Trampolines
If you do not have the luxury of time, as well as the budget to book a trip and visit a water park, then better create one in your backyard. Set up an inflatable pool where your kids cool down after jumping from a trampoline. You can also opt to set up a giant slide leading up to the inflatable pool, or better yet, put up a slip and slide. Several online reviews will give you an idea of the best inflatable pools, trampolines, as well as slip and slides for the summer. Among these online reviews, The Toy Report definitely provides a smart guide. Everyone in your family, kids, and adults alike, will surely have fun being under the sun with these easy to set up devices in your yard, transforming your backyard into your own water park. You can even enhance the fun with water guns and giant bubbles. Having fun in a water park, in this case, your own water park, truly never goes out of style.
Giant Board Games
Board games have been around since time immemorial. Playing giant board games in your backyard under the sun is a great way for you to teach your kids a nice game of chess, scrabble, or even snakes and ladders. There are also giant games of checkers and Tic-Tac-Toe that you can set up in your yard. Almost all board games now have giant counterparts, even Jenga blocks. Apart from being fun, these games will surely bring you back to the time when you were a kid yourself.
In conclusion, many summer backyard activities are timeless. Most of these you even remember from your childhood. Fill up everyone’s tummy with traditionally grilled barbeque and burgers after these tiring, but fun activities and games. Give your children the benefit of enjoying a pleasurable summer, much as you experienced, through these classic activities. Apart from the fun and exercise you get from these activities, what matters more is the quality time well spent with your loved ones.