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10 Classic Recycled & Reusable Versions of Backyard Games

There are so many amazing and creative ideas circulating the internet for backyard activities.  Here are a few that we like because they are tried and true classics that can be made out of materials you probably already have at home and be used over and over!


1. Painted Rock Tic-Tac-Toe from Chicken Scratch NY

Tic-tac-toe is a favorite for all ages; the possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your own painted rock set!  

2. Innovative Hopscotch from Matty Angel

Here’s a variation on hopscotch that will demand more skill than hopping on one foot! It’s a great way for kids to get creative with their outdoor games.


3. Colorful Ring Toss from Mom Endeavors

This cute and simple tutorial for the classic game will become a backyard staple.  Perfect for a little after-dinner activity or have out when hosting outside parties!


4. Marble Racetrack from Spoonful

What a fun way to use a pool noodle!  Your racetrack-loving kids will enjoy an outdoor version of an indoor favorite.


5. Soda Bottle Bowling from Moonfrye

This is a great way to recycle plastic bottles, and allow kids to practice their bowl at home.  It’s lightweight and super cute, too.


6. Giant Word Game from Better Homes and Garden

This one will require a bit more time to create, but what a fulfilling project!  It is great for backyard parties. Enjoy a classic game while getting fresh air and Vitamin D.


7. Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe from Parents.com

This maybe a bit more challenging and fun than the rock tic-tac-toe from earlier, but just as simple to create. Watch your kids’ faces light up when they make it in the right spot for the win!


8. Felted No-sew Bullseye from Parents.com

This fun game for pitching or target practice is a great game for one! Kids can also play together and tally up the points they get each round.


9. Giant Pick-up Sticks from i heart nap time

Who knew playing with sticks could be so fun?  Dress up some gathered sticks to create a fun game of precision for you and your kids.


10. PVC Skee Ball from Apartment Therapy

Out of all the games, this is the most original of the bunch. This fun is game similar to skee ball. Test yourself and see how well you shoot!






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