Three Games that Will Make Your Backyard the Place to Be

Keep everyone entertained for hours when you’re stuck at home or hosting the neighbors for a good time.

backyard bbq
Hosting friends and family? Think bigger.Shutterstock

Have fun with the whole family right from the comfort from your backyard with these jumbo lawn games and splashy water activities that will keep both kids and adults of all ages entertained for hours. Take your staycation or weekend afternoon to the next level without the pricey admission and long lines of amusement parks—not to mention, no road trip necessary!

connect four

Kicking it Old School

Bring out the kid in any adult with a blast of nostalgia.Amazon

A classic board game gets a jumbo twist with this indoor-outdoor set that’s perfect for picnics, birthday parties, camping, or even lazy Saturday afternoons. In addition to the hours of fun you’ll have, this game also helps enhance motor skills and critical thinking such as hand-eye coordination, cognitive ability, problem-solving, and counting. Pieces snap into place for easy assembly in just minutes.

Water trampoline

Pour On the Fun

A simple addition to an existing backyard toy is a huge bonus.Amazon

Your kids will absolutely love a backyard that has been transformed into a veritable waterpark. Perfect for birthday parties and summer days, the system lowers the temperature on the surface of the trampoline up to 25 degrees. And what’s more, set up is a breeze with a convenient design that adjusts to fit all standard trampoline enclosures. Double-walled, fiber-reinforced construction prevents leaks and blowouts, so your kids will be able to use it summer after summer.

inflatable football receiver

Game On!

Who doesn’t love to get competitive among friends?Amazon

Kids can challenge their friends to the ultimate end zone showdown with an inflatable game to see who can throw the most completions into the receiver’s net and claim the title of MVP! Best of all, you don’t have to worry about broken windows. A dry-erase scoreboard keeps track of each quarter on the board, and at the end the player with the most points wins.