DIY Summer Lawn Games

With summer in full swing, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! Here are three great summer time lawn games and what is even better is that you can make them yourself! If you don’t feel like working on your time off, we understand…all of these games can be purchased online as well.

Ladder Golf

One of my favorite games to play with my family is Ladder Golf. Ladder Golf is played in teams and each team has three bolas; a bola consists of two balls attached by a rope. The object of the game is to wrap your bolas around the steps of the ladder. The ladder consists of 3 steps which are each worth different points. First team to score exactly 21 points wins! Check out Mom Endeavors for step by step instructions on how to make your own.

Big Jenga

Grab some 2×4’s, a few friends, a bottle of La Crema and your competitive spirit because there is a new summer time game on the block! JENGA! Did you know that Jenga is derived from a Swahili word meaning “to build?” So why not build your own? K.I.D. Collective has simple instructions on how to build your own life-size Jenga set. The beloved game brought to the US in the mid 80’s, is played by taking turns removing single blocks from the tower and balancing them on the top, creating a taller and progressively unstable structure as the game goes on and the game ends when the tower falls.

Bean Bag Toss

The classic bean bag toss, also known as cornhole, is a “can’t go wrong” summer lawn game. Dating all the way back to the 14th century in Germany, the object of this game is to toss the bags so they land on the board or in the hole. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Playing continues until a team or player reaches the score of 21! You can easily find a bean bag toss board online but why not be a little creative this summer? Watch Sew Woodsy’s video on how to make this perfect summer lawn game!

So get outside this summer, be creative and have fun! Oh, and don’t forget your glass of La Crema. It’s not summer time without a nice cold glass of Pinot Gris or Rosé.



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