Backyard Oasis: Fun-tastic Activities for Your Squad this Summer

Transform your backyard into the ultimate summer hangout with these lit activities guaranteed to keep everyone entertained, from the tiniest tots to the coolest teens (and maybe even some chill grandparents too).

DIY Water Games:

  • Slip and Slide Extravaganza: Nothing says summer fun quite like a good ol' fashioned slip and slide. Line a tarp with soapy water and let the giggles (and maybe a few shrieks) commence! Bonus points for the most creative slip and slide design – think ramps, sprinklers, and maybe even a kiddie pool at the end for a refreshing splash.

  • Water Balloon Wars: The Epic Edition: This backyard classic gets a major upgrade. Divide your crew into teams, grab those water balloons (bonus points for biodegradable ones!), and unleash your inner water warrior. For an extra challenge, create obstacles or water balloon piñatas filled with treats!

Backyard Movie Night Under the Stars:

String up some fairy lights, grab some comfy blankets or pillows, and transform your backyard into an open-air cinema. Project a movie onto a sheet or a wall, pop some popcorn, and cuddle up with your favorite people for a night of laughter, tears, or maybe just pure summer vibes. Don't forget the bug spray!

Glow-in-the-Dark Games Galore:

Take advantage of those long summer nights with some glow-in-the-dark fun! Stock up on glow sticks, bracelets, and even frisbees, and get ready for a game of capture the flag or a nighttime obstacle course adventure. For the crafty crew, you can even make your own glow-in-the-dark bowling pins or beanbag toss targets using empty water bottles and glow sticks.

Backyard Camping Adventure:

Pitch a tent (or even build a blanket fort!), roast some marshmallows over a fire pit (always with adult supervision!), and tell spooky stories under the stars. This backyard camping adventure will spark imaginations and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't forget to check your local fire regulations for any restrictions on fire pits.

Bonus Round: Backyard Olympics:

Channel your inner athlete and organize your very own backyard Olympics! Set up simple obstacle courses, have a water balloon toss competition, or even stage a sack race. Award prizes (think bragging rights, homemade medals, or summer treats) and get ready for some friendly family competition.

Remember: Safety first! Make sure your backyard is clear of hazards, apply sunscreen liberally, and stay hydrated throughout the day.

So there you have it! With a little creativity and these squad-approved activities, your backyard can become the ultimate summer hangout spot. Get ready for laughter, sunshine, and memories that will last a lifetime!

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.