10 Backyard Games Kids Will Love

Send those kiddos out of the house for a little outdoor recreation. We've found the best buys to keep kids busy in the backyard.

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June 12, 2020

Warm days are here again. Get ready by transforming your yard into an action-packed adventure zone. From traditional and new lawn games to full-on jungle gyms and water slides, we've pulled together a fun list of products to snag and keep your kiddos entertained all day long.


Create adventure in your backyard with this cool slackline kit. Complete with an extra-long walking line, a training line for newbies, and accessories, the slackline can be easily set up for beginners, experts and everyone in between. Not only does it add entertainment to your outdoor space, but it also improves coordination, core strength and balance — all while having fun.

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Constructed from solid cedar wood and heavy-duty hardware, this roomy playhouse is an imaginative escape for young and older kids. The Craftsman-style home has five pretty windows and is surrounded by a patterned wooden deck and white picket fence so kids can play pretend with all the quintessential Americana detailing.

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Transform your yard into your kids' own personal jungle gym with this oh-so-delightful geometric climbing frame. Weather- and rust-resistant, the climber is incredibly durable with a weight capacity of over 750 pounds and is designed for up to six kids 10-years-old and under to play on simultaneously.

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Send kids out for a little friendly competition with this two-lane racing water slide, complete with a water-spraying bumper. Whoever lands with a splash in the pool at the end is the winner!

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Create a water park in your own backyard with this stunning inflatable sunshine arch — a major upgrade to playing in a typical garden hose sprinkler. Anchored in the white clouds are pockets for water or sand to add extra stability.

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No summer is complete without a little beach-like fun, even if you're hours from the coast. Fill up this sturdy table with water or sand for endless play opportunities. Store the day's fun away by simply covering it with the custom plastic lid, and the plug at the bottom of the tray allows for easy cleanup.

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Some summer fun is classic for a reason, and jumping rope never has to go out of style. We love these rainbow jump ropes that you can customize with your child's name.

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Swing into the season with a 40-inch swing that's large enough for multiple kids to ride. Rated to hold up to 200 pounds, the swing is designed to be attached to your existing playset or jungle gym.

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Oversized lawn games take favorite indoor activities outside. With 54 oversized hardwood blocks, the starting setup of this giant Jenga is 2 feet tall and has the potential to reach up to 5 feet tall. See who can pull out the most blocks and stack them up before it falls over.

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Gather the whole family for a game of croquet with this modern and colorful set. The hardwood mallets are designed with handles that work for all ages, so everyone can join in, and the included carrying case makes the entire game easy to store.

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