What are two things that go well together? Hint: the answer is in the title. Okay, if you give up – one of them is playing games, and the other is playing outside. Playing outdoors is one of the best benefits of summer weather, plus it gets us out of the house, breathing fresh air and brings people together.
Lawn games have been around for a long time, but they’ve begun gaining more popularity in recent years. What’s great about them is that you don’t have to book the local sports field to partake in many of these activities. In fact, for most of these games can be played in any size yard or outdoor common area. Take these games outside for some fun, exercise, and quality social time.
Here are our suggestions of fun outdoor lawn games you’ll want to try this summer…
A ‘Hole’ Lotta Fun
With a minimal investment (depending on the type and manufacturer), you could get your family a beanbag toss set that can keep you happy for hours. The setup is simple: two wooden boards (each with a hole) are set up, and you take turns tossing bean bags into them from a distance.
“Cornhole” is a popular version of the toss that has been gaining in popularity. It involves 2 to 4-players and two boards, as well as bean bags (that were once filled with feed corn, which is where is gets its name from.) Two boards are placed about 27-feet apart (21-feet for junior participants), and the players take turn tossing at their opponent’s board. Points are scored depending on where the bags land.