24 Summer Games for Family Fun

Summer is here and it is time to enjoy these summer outdoor games! Spending time outside is super important. Not only to get some vitamin D, but for exercise, and family fun is always important.

So, we gathered a fun list of summer activities and we are sure you will have so much fun playing these summer games

24 Summer Games for Family Fun

Summer Games

Many of these are great for both big and younger kids. Some of them you will get all hot and sweaty and others will be fun ways to keep cool.

Either way, these outside summer games are the perfect way to stay away from the screen this summer. Missing some stuff for these fun summer games? No worries! We can help! (This post contains affiliate links.)

24 Summer Games For Kids

Warm weather means lots of outdoors activities! With the kids home from school, it’s nice to slow down and spend more time with family. Make your summer the best ever with these awesome games:

Bicycle Games

Summer bicycle games are a fun way to stay active and have fun with friends!

Water Gun Race

Don’t just have a water gun fight, have a water gun race! This idea from This Grandma Is Fun looks awesome! 

Scavenger Hunt

Turn your evening stroll around the block, to a learning experience with this letter scavenger hunt from What Did You Do Today.

Water Balloon Fight

Have the most epic water balloon fight with easy DIY launchers from Kid Friendly Things To Do.

Summer outdoor kids with sprinklers, pass the water, water gun races, and water balloon pinatas

Backyard Games for Families

Printable Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are so fun! Take the kids outside and let them discover nature with this printable game from The Taylor House.

Sponge Toss

This sponge toss from Passion for Savings is super cheap to make, and it’s fun for kids of every age! 

DIY Sprinkler

These pool noodle sprinklers from Ziggity Zoom will keep your kids cool when it’s hot.


Use hula hoops to make your The Crafting Chicksbackyard croquet game!

Make A Carnival

Grab supplies at your local dollar store and make a carnival in your backyard with this fun DIY from  Morena’s Corner.

summer games for kids with frisbee, water guns, croquet, and backyard scrabble

Homemade Outdoor Games

Backyard Yahtzee

Play Yahtzee or other dice games in the yard with these huge homemade dice from Blue I Style. If DIY isn’t your thing, you can buy a set here.

Backyard Scrabble

Make your own backyard Scrabble game with a tutorial from Constantly Lovestruck.


Or, make The DIY Plan‘s Extra Large Ker-Plunk for your yard! This one is so much fun!

Matching Games 

Mind strengthening games, like matching, are great for kids! Now you can do it outside with this backyard version from Studio DIY.

Bean Bag Toss

Make your own bean bag toss game for the kids to play, from Brit+Co. This is one of our favorite summer games!  

fun summer games like yard dice, yard jenga, yard memory, and bean bag toss

Family Games to Play Outdoors

Giant Jenga

A Beautiful Messgiant Jenga is a blast! My family loves this one, we’ve played giant Jenga for years.


Kids will have so much fun playing Makezine‘s gnome lawn bowling

Ice Block Treasure Hunt

This ice block treasure hunt from Macaroni Kid will hold your kids interest, plus there is a fun surprise when they are finished! 


Try Bitz & Gigglesbingo game while searching for things in nature like flowers and butterflies.  


No need for going to Putt-Putt when you can have a golfing station in your backyard or kitchen!  Check out Squarehead Teachers‘ tutorial!


Thank to Happiness is Homemade, you don’t have to be on television to play Plinko

Pass The Water 

The hottest days call for a game of pass the water. You will be soaked after this one! Check out A Girl And Her Glue Gun for the directions.

Piñata Filled With Water Balloons

Milk Allergy Mom‘s water balloon piñata is another funny way to keep cool.

Summer Fun for the Whole Family

yard games for toddlers and family as mom runs and dad swings a child in a circle

Spend the summer together having fun! Get out, get active, and create wonderful memories your kids will have forever!

What is your favorite summertime game that you play with your family? Comment below!