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10 Ways To Enjoy Your Backyard This Summer

The weather is warming up. School is out for the summer and it’s Memorial Day weekend. So, get ready for a memorable season outside with these 10 ways to enjoy your backyard this summer on your to-do list! 

Create a backyard obstacle course. 

From dogs to kids to grown-ups, bring a little heat with a backyard obstacle course. Gather old tires, hula hoops, jump ropes and other items you have around the house to create a fun obstacle course that will get everyone outside and active! 

Hunt for bugs. 

Encourage the kids to explore your backyard with a bug hunt. Discover what kind of crawling and flying insects call your backyard home, including grasshoppers, dragonflies, spiders and more. This is also a fun way to engage their curiosity as they learn something new about each type of bug they find.  

Host an outdoor movie night.

Do you have a projector, a big blank wall and a white sheet? Set up a space for an outdoor movie night under the stars. Invite your neighbors over to make this one of the ways to enjoy your backyard this summer that’s fun for everybody.

Build a fort.

The best part about a backyard fort is it can be simple or extravagant. Gather old sheets and blankets and use chairs and furniture to build a quick and fun fort. Cardboard boxes and other recycled materials also make good building supplies for a fort. So, get crafty when building your backyard fort! 

Get an inflatable pool.

Affordable and convenient, have fun in the sun and cool off in an inflatable pool. There are options to fit every leisure style in various shapes and sizes. 

Relax in a hammock.

Whether you want to take an afternoon nap outside or read a book, a hammock is the perfect way to relax and unwind in your backyard. 

Look to the sky.

Presenting an endless variety show, spend time in your backyard day and night gazing at the sky. What shapes do you see as the clouds drift by during the day? 

Look at the stars above and see if you can find the constellations at night. 

Have a cornhole competition.

Who wouldn’t want to spend time in their backyard playing a game of cornhole when it comes to outdoor activities? Players take turns tossing a bean bag into a slanted board. The winner of the game is the first player to score 21. Scoring is determined by whether the bean bag lands in the raised end hole or on the board.

Roll out the Slip n’ Slide. 

A good old-fashioned Slip n’ Slide needs a smooth, flat surface and a water hose for hours of endless fun. With plenty of online options, measure your space, order your favorite and get ready to slide. You can even add mild soap to it to make it slippery. 

Decorate your fence.

Hang plants. Add artwork, signs and other décor. Refresh the paint or stain if you have a wooden fence. Put up string lights—make your fence a focal point of your yard with unique décor.


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