Blog

3 Backyard Activities You Haven’t Thought of Yet

May 27, 2020
Kids playing with sand table basins

Now that it’s summer, you’ve most likely already heard those all too familiar words coming from your children: “I’m bored.” While you could try to convince your kids to toss a ball around or find something on their own to do outside, how about gathering your family up for some out-of-the-box activities that you can all participate in?

Discover three backyard activities that are sure to beat summer boredom and get the kids outside!

1. Throwing a Carnival

A carnival can be an excellent way to get every member of the house excited to play! To invite your family to your backyard carnival, you can print out some ticket invitations and pass one out to each member. For a festive touch, you can decorate your backyard with balloons, streamers and other party decorations in carnival colors like red and white with touches of yellow and blue. Then, set up classic carnival games throughout your backyard. Here are a few ideas:

  • Bean bag toss
    Darts
    Lucky duck
    Bobbing for apples
    Gone fishing
    Ring toss
    Fun photo booth

Since it’ll probably be hot outside, you can put a summer spin on these activities by using water guns. For instance, try to knock bottles down with a water gun or use its ammo as your “dart.”

Of course, you can’t forget the concessions! Serve up carnival favorites such as:

  • Funnel cakes
    Popcorn
    Cotton candy
    Snow cones
    Soda
    Hot dogs

2. Obstacle Course

One way to get your family moving is to create an obstacle course in your yard. You can even use items from around your house — like large cardboard boxes — to create crawling obstacles. Pool noodles work great for making weaving challenges.

In between the obstacles, you can add water activities for extra points. Have a sponge run where two teams compete against each other to empty a bucket by soaking a sponge and running across the yard to squeeze it into an empty bucket.

3. Water Gun Challenges

It’s not summer unless you have at least one water gun battle in the backyard. Keep your family cool while engaging in a little healthy competition with these water gun challenges:

  • Solo Cup Stack: Create a pyramid shape with solo cups and have two players load their water guns with liquid ammo. On the count of three, each player can begin shooting. The goal is to topple all the cups, and whoever achieves that goal first is the winner.
  • Target Toss: Grab your water guns and some water balloons and get ready for a fun challenge. One player is in charge of tossing a water balloon in the air, while the armed player has to accurately shoot at the balloon before it hits the ground.
  • Freeze Tag: After you’ve designated a player “it,” everyone else in your family should run away from them to avoid being shot. If you get shot, you’ll have to freeze in place. Fortunately, other family members can unfreeze you by crawling in between your legs.

Enjoy Nonstop Summer Fun With the Kwik Fill Water Gun System

For water gun challenges, arm yourself with a revolutionary water gun system. The new Kwik Fill Water Gun System includes two water guns and one pressurized filling station that allows you to refill your liquid ammo in just six seconds so that you can get back in the game as quickly as possible.

Order the Kwik Fill Water Gun System from these online retailers and get ready for some unforgettable family fun this summer.