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25 Ways To Have Fun as a Family In Your Backyard

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This summer you can get outdoors and spend time with your family without having to leave your house.  Here are 25 ways to have fun as a family right in your backyard!  No matter your children's ages, and no matter what toys and equipment you own, there is something for everyone on this list!

25 Ways to Have Fun as a Family In Your Back Yard


1. Play on the swing set

Playing on Swingset

2. Pull your kids in a wagon

3. Have a  Nerf gun war

4. Cool off in a swimming pool – large or small

5. Have a water gun fight – you can use water guns or old squirt bottles you have lying around the house!

6. Enjoy a backyard picnic – we enjoy eating our lunch outside on a blanket or just sitting on the back porch with a treat.

Backyard picnic

Enjoying a smoothie together on the back porch

7. Swing on a porch swing

8. Relax in a hammock

9. Make mud puddles and let your kids play in them

10.  Run through the sprinkler

11. Play Kickball or soccerfamily time outside

12. Play catch with a baseball, football, or Frisbee

13. Teach your child to ride a bike

14. Go on a nature walk – I like to take the kids around to see how many different kinds of flowers, bugs, etc. we can find

15. Make a scavenger hunt for your kids


16. Build a campfire and roast marshmallows – when we clean up the yard, we'll burn the branches that have fallen.

17. Set up a tent – Sleep in it or just have fun playing in it during the day.

18. Plant a garden

19. Build a tree house

20. Set up a bird feeder – I especially love watching the hummingbirds!


(Photo credit to my mom)

21. Jump on a trampoline

22. Draw with sidewalk chalk

23. Exercise together

24. Blow bubbles

25. Lie in the grass and watch the clouds – this was one of my favorite things to do as a kid!


What would you add to this list?  Do you have any favorite family activities that you do in your yard?


If you're looking to add some backyard toys to your collection, you'll find some good ideas on the KMart Hot Deals page!

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