Backyard Activities | 35 Things To Do Outside

This list of Backyard Activities includes 35 things to do outside! Simply scroll through the list below or grab the free printable to reference for those moments of “I’m bored”. 

It doesn’t matter how many scheduled vacations, play dates or local events that you have on the calendar the inevitable phrase “I’m bored” is bound to be said at some point over the summer months. After you exhaust your preferred “boredom is healthy” time frame I recommend checking out the list below for backyard activities.

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This list of Backyard Activities includes 35 things to do outside! Simply scroll through the list or grab the free printable.

Backyard Activities | 35 Things To Do Outside

 – Paint rocks or pots
– Have a pillowcase sack race
– Run thru the sprinklers
– Play badminton
– Hula hoop
– Create an obstacle course
– Play tag (or freeze tag)
– Blow bubbles
– Create art from nature
– Fly paper airplanes
– Plant flowers or a garden
– Pool noodle hopscotch
– Pool noodle ring toss
Splash ball water war
– Tin can bowling
– Water balloon fight
– Have a picnic
– Play kickball or soccer
– Paint with shaving cream
– Outdoor movie night
– Tent camp out in the backyard
– Make bird feeders
– Play hide n seek
– Play twister
– Mini golf
– Fly a kite
– Play dodgeball
– Bug hunt with magnifying glass
– Roast marshmallows for s’mores
– Play “I Spy”
– Bean bag toss (or corn hole)
– Go on a scavenger hunt
– Sidewalk chalk (or draw on fence)
– Jump rope
– Make mud pies

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When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.