These days, people are focused on amusements found inside their homes that they often ignore the pleasure found outside. You don’t need to go on a trip to a distant place to enjoy the outdoors. All you need is the lawn and some free time.
There are dozens of outdoor games that range from complicated to simple, which will have your family sampling enjoying the sun or shade. Here are some of them:
There are quite a few cornhole sets for sale right now, which goes to show how popular this game has become. The idea behind it is simple. Players have a bean bag and there are two wooden boards laid out on the ground. Both of them have a single hole and players try to throw their bean bag into the hole. The game actually has regulation sets, with specific weights, heights, and measurements. This makes it a rather competitive game and should be fun for those who like the competition.
Another tossing game but this time a lot more forgiving, ring toss has been around for centuries. The rules are simple. There’s a central set of short wooden pegs that you and others will try to toss rings on to. There is a central peg and there are outer pegs. Each peg has points and rings that successfully land on them count for points. It’s easy and simple enough that even toddlers can get the basics of it. It’s a great game to play with those who are younger young at heart.
Jenga should be a familiar game to everyone. The balancing game is a staple in many party nights, especially mixed with drinks. Giant Jenga takes the concept and just increases the size of the game. Now, instead of just fingers, you will be pulling out solid pieces of wood with both hands. It’s a great challenge of coordination and planning. In addition, there’s nothing like seeing a giant Jenga tower fall down.
Another competitive lawn game, badminton is tennis without the ball and all the hard parts. Just toss up that shuttlecock and serve it to the other side. No need to worry about tents or lines. Playing casually, people just aim to stop the shuttlecock from falling to the ground. You can go one-on-one or doubles. It’s strenuous enough to actually have the players sweating if they get into it.
For a more sedate game, you can opt to play croquet. A full croquet set has several mallets, a full set of balls, and arches to hit them though. This game involves calculation and planning, as well as a bit of skill to try and drive the balls through the right arches.
These are just some of the games that your family might potentially enjoy in your lawn. They can be great ways to get your family out of being cooped inside the house so that they can experience some fresh air. Once they’ve gotten a feel for it, they’ll soon be asking you to take them outside for a game over and over again.