Spring has FINALLY arrived here in Michigan (knock on wood, we will probably have a snow day in June). Snow or no snow, my head is already moving ahead to summer and backyard fun!

I shared some ideas this winter for some fun indoor activities  (you may want to keep these on hand in case of a yucky rainy day)… now on to the good one’s ….. FUN BACKYARD IDEAS.

A collage of fun backyard ideas
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These fun DIY backyard ideas will make summertime a blast!

Granted, give a kid a bicycle or a ball and they don’t need much more than that to have fun outside, but these ideas are as much fun for us as they are for our kids!! Why not give some of them a try!!! YAY – can’t wait for summer!!!

Make Your Own Bubble Recipe and Giant Wand from Red Tent Art

DIY Bubble Recipe and Giant Wand

DIY Lawn Twister from You Plus Me For Always

DIY Lawn Twister

Backyard Race Track from Better Homes and Gardens

DIY backyard race track

DIY Backyard Scrabble from Sunset.com

DIY backyard scrabble

PVC Backyard Bike Carwash from Apartment Therapy

PVC Backyard Bike Carwash

DIY Outdoor Chalkboard from Project Denneler

DIY Outdoor Chalkboard

DIY Slip & Slide from Little Hands Big Work

DIY Slip and slide

Water Balloon Pinata from Scrap Happy HeatherDIY water balloon pinata

DIY PVC Backyard Movie Theater from PVC Plans

DIY pvc backyard movie screen

Deck Slide from New Millennium Builders

2nd floor deck slide

Build Your Own Zipline from How Does She

DIY zipline

DIY Spray Chalk from Thirty Hand Made Days

DIY Outdoor Chalk Spray

Raining out???  Check out these Fun Indoor Activities!!

masking tape

Looking for some other great outdoor activities? Check out some of these great ideas!

Make your own chalk – only three ingredients and you can pick any shape you choose!

Chalk and Art

Backyard Lighting Ideas – add some ambiance to your backyard with these affordable outdoor lighting ideas!

A sign on the side of a building

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  1. Our kids are grown up, but we used to let them:
    Mow “mazes” in the grass (sometimes to run around in, and sometimes to make interesting croquet set ups;
    Build obstacle courses using things from around the yard and house;
    We gave them a bunch of PVC pipes and joints so that they had this oversized “tinker toy” set. They would build all sorts of structures with it – sometimes they could attach a hose to their final creation to make fountains and sprinklers.
    Give your kids a box of stuff and let them get creative.

  2. Hi Jenn – what fun ideas, these totally make me want it to be summer right now! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinned. Hope you’re having a great Monday and have a happy week!

  3. Hi there! Stopping by from Nibble by Nic. What creative ideas! We can definitely use a few now that warmer weather is upon us.