Classic Backyard Games the Whole Family Will Love

Spending time outdoors, getting the blood pumping while running around—it’s a great way to spend the afternoon. Both you and your kids will enjoy a bit of competition and challenge with these all-time favorite backyard games. 

Frisbee or Disc Golf

Set up a mini disc golf course in your backyard using trees, posts, or homemade targets. Players aim to throw a Frisbee into designated targets in as few throws as possible. The game is all about precision and outdoor exercise.

Giant Jenga

Create a larger-than-life version of the classic Jenga game using oversized wooden blocks. Players take turns pulling blocks from the tower and carefully placing them on top. You’ll love the suspense and laughter as the tower grows taller.

Relay Races

This simple game can be tons of fun if set up right. Play with various challenges like sack races, three-legged races, or egg-and-spoon races. These games are great for teamwork and a bit of friendly competition among family members.


A favorite at social gatherings, Cornhole is a simple but addictive game involving tossing bean bags onto a raised board with a hole. It’s perfect for all ages and skill levels.