10 Fun Activities to Do In Your Own Backyard

There are some fun things to do at home without leaving the comfort of your own yard. It just takes some creativity and thinking outside the box to get them started.

1. Gardening

Starting a garden can be quite a task, but growing your own flowers, plants, and vegetables is a perpetual reward. Something you can do to help the process along is use biodegradable packing peanuts to nourish your soil! Once you build the habit of feeding your lively friends, it turns into a fun hobby that’s a part of your every day routine. You’ll get some Vitamin D and fresh air while you’re at it too!

2. Training Man’s Best Friend

Interested in teaching your furry friend new tricks? Moving their training outdoors is one of the best things you can do. With more distractions, your pet will have to work even harder to complete tasks and learn new things than they do indoors. This will teach them that even in the most stimulating of circumstances, you’re always there to help!

3. Build a Box Fort

Building a box fort in your backyard is an activity for the whole family. A fun and stimulating activity for your kids as well as an awesome playground for the family pet. Get as creative and as big as you want, your backyard is your innovation ground!

4. Slip ‘N Slide

Getting a little too warm to sit in the yard? Grab a tarp and some soap or if you have your own slip ‘n slide, pull it out and enjoy the backyard fun! This is an easy, backyard game for kids with minimal clean up needed.

5. Have a water balloon fight

A water balloon fight is the perfect way to get everyone out of the house and into the sun! This is a refreshing way to get some exercise, cool off, have fun and spend time with the family.

6. Backyard Camping

Have some camping gear? Set up your tent in your backyard and have a fun-filled backyard camping trip. Light up your propane fire pit or get some propane, pull out the marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers and make it almost just like the real thing!

7. Star Gaze

Don’t have all the necessities for at-home camping? Grab your family or roommates and all of your softest blankets and settle in for some stargazing. Portable heaters can help make this star gazing activity just that much more enjoyable!

8. Make a Tire Swing

Is the tree in your backyard just missing something? Build a tire-swing in your backyard for a fun activity that everyone in the house can enjoy. Use U-Haul tie down rope, with 450lb test strength, for extra security!

9. DIY Decorate Your Fence

Add some color to your yard and decorate your fence. Paint, plants, whatever you feel like your yard needs is the perfect outdoor activity to complete. Just a little bit of money if you don’t already have the materials and a vision!

10. Create a Microbar

Create a mini-bar in your own backyard! Being stuck inside all day isn’t fun, so you can create your own wind-down spot in your own yard. Get creative and add things you’d need at a regular bar at the reach of your hands.

Activities at your house can be fun and save you and your family money. Jump out of the box and explore these opportunities within your own yard!

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