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There are SO many benefits to getting outside every day for kids and adults alike. Not only is the Vitamin D good for the body, but research on the benefits of outdoor play for child development is overwhelming. Additionally, playing games as a family is a wonderful way to bond and spend some quality, unplugged time together. Check out these awesome lawn games for the family, and some tips for getting your lawn summer-ready!
Awesome Lawn Games for the Family
There are all kinds of games you can purchase to have fun on the lawn! Like ball games? Try bocce ball, volleyball or croquet! Corn hole, ring toss (here is a fun ring toss game you can make!) and horseshoes are a bit more leisurely and great for a low key BBQ. Opt for a plastic horseshoe set to make it more family-friendly.
DIY Family Lawn Games!
Are you a DIY’er or like to create things as a family? Here are some great ideas for games that you can make yourself:
Oversized lawn games: Make your own large set of lawn checkers, a balance beam, lawn dice or even a chess set if you are feeling really ambitious! Paint a twister board on your lawn for a really fun DIY lawn game.
Host a backyard Olympics: Whether you are looking for preschool Olympic ideas or want some inspiration for everyday backyard fun put together Olympic-style, this is a really fun way to engage in a bit of friendly competition.
Set up some family fun games: Work on some educational skills through play with a hilarious number line game, have a water fight with homemade sponge water bombs, or set up a bowling game that glows for nighttime fun!
However you choose to play as a family will be time that you will all cherish, and will create lasting memories for you and your kids.
Tips for Getting Your Lawn Summer Ready!
If you live anywhere like I do, your lawn has been sitting under snow and frost for the Winter and needs a bit of sprucing up so that you can really enjoy those lawn games! We Seed America has some great tips for helping achieve this:
Rake your lawn to remove dead grass, old leaves and any other debris that accumulated over the winter. Raking enables you to see any bare or worn areas that need attention, and it also increases soil contact when seeding and allows new young grass to grow more easily.
Then, aerate, seed and weed! These are all activities that you can get you whole family involved in helping with. Kids take pride in cultivating something and watching it grow, which makes gardening and lawn care great family activities.
Check out these tips too for maintaining your lawn to keep it green!
Enjoy Your Lawn!
I hope you find some lawn games here that your family will love! Don’t forget the tips to get your lawn summer ready, and enjoy the outdoor time together.