6 Backyard Activities for Summer Fun


After a long winter cooped up inside, nothing is better than kicking back in your own backyard and enjoying the warm weather.

The hardest part about spending time outdoors is choosing which activities to do first! Check out our list of our favorite 6 backyard activities for summer to get you started!

Have a Backyard Camp Out

Who says you have to pack the car and travel far to enjoy the excitement of camping? You can have all of the fun of a campout without the hassle right in your own backyard! Grab the kids and pitch a tent right in the middle of your lawn, and be sure to bring lots of snacks and treats with you! You can even roast marshmallows on a fire pit, or your grill will do in a pinch!

Host a Neighborhood Cookout

One of the best parts of summer is grilling out with family and friends. Why not let your neighbors in on the fun and host a neighborhood cookout? Pick a weekend where the weather is just right, fire up the grill, and invite your friends, family, and neighbors to bring their best dishes for a potluck style meal fit for a king! If you’re feeling competitive, you can even challenge your buddies to a cook off, and crown a winner for the best dish!

Hold a Field Day

Field days aren’t just for school anymore! You can host your own field day right in your own backyard with a little creativity. Set up games in your backyard that kids of all ages can enjoy. Some of our favorites include:

  • Water balloon fight
  • Three-legged races
  • Egg toss
  • Ring toss

Turn Your Fence Into a Canvas

Are your kids aspiring artists? Or maybe your family just likes getting a little messy? Let out your creative side by turning your fence into a chalk canvas perfect for little hands to create their very own masterpieces! All you need to do is paint a portion of your fence with chalkboard paint available at your local home improvement store. Then, set your kids (and kids at heart) outside with a bucket of colorful chalk. Your fence will never look better, and when you need to start over, simply hose your fence off and start again!

Hold a Sports Tournament

Does your family have a competitive side? If so, a backyard sports tournament may be right up your alley! Set up a playing field and invite friends, family, and neighbors out for a day of sports fun! You can make a day of it by inviting everyone over early for a pre-game snack along with sign-making stations so spectators can show their support! In the end, the winners can receive a prize–or just bragging rights!

Turn Your Yard Into a Water Park

Are you looking for a fun, easy way to beat the heat this summer? It’s easier than you think to turn your very own backyard into an exciting water park! Set up water attractions in your yard, like a slip and slide, wacky sprinklers, water balloons, water guns, and more and let the kids run wild! Just don’t forget to slather everyone with sunscreen beforehand.

Is Your Lawn Ready for Summer Fun?

This summer, make sure that your yard is ready to handle all of the fun and exciting activities that you have planned. To keep your landscape lush, healthy, and vibrant this summer, you can trust your friends here at Go Green for your lawn care needs. Our lawn care services can keep your lawn healthy and happy so you can enjoy your backyard activities all summer long!

What are your favorite summer activities to enjoy in your backyard? 

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