DIY Backyard Ideas For Kids

If you have been looking for information about how to increase the time your kids spend and play outdoors you better make your outdoor play-area awesome with these DIY backyard ideas for kids. It doesn’t mean that you have to go and spend thousands of dollars purchasing expensive playground equipment. Most of the times something really simple creates lots of fun and excitement for the kids.

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DIY Backyard Ideas For Kids

  1. If you have an empty outside wall on your house or garage you could easily DIY backyard climbing wall. How cool is that?!
  2. How about making a balance beam? I am sure your kids will be more than excited! It will keep kids active and improve their balance and gross motor skills.
  3. Construct a little different backyard ball run on your fence in the backyard. This super fun set-up amazed me! I am sure kids won’t stop playing it because of the all variations you can have.
  4. Every child would love to play with these giant reclaimed wooden blocks. They are so easy to make!
  5. Do your kids (or you) love playing bowling? This could be the perfect DIY even for a small backyard, because you can build it right by the fence.backyard ideas for kids
  6. Reuse old tires for a fun playground. I love it because it has multiple play areas so few kids can play there!
  7. Make set of scales things you already have at home. A lot of learning through play could be involved. 
  8. Make  a chalkboard easel from old ladder for the little artists. Being it in your backyard you don’t have to worry about the mess they will make.
  9. Make chalkboard board on the fence in your backyard. Find tutorial at  project denneler.
  10. Be traditional and build tire see saw.
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  1. Spend about $10 on paint & washing liquid and have playhouse just like new. What a smart idea!
  2. Make sandbox from an old cabinet. It’s a perfect small backyard idea. 

Easy Backyard Ideas

  1. Another great small backyard idea: make a playhouse under the deck. Genius! playhouse under the deck
  2. DIY climbing wall for toddlers, because they love to climb too.
  3. Learn how to build your own zip-line and your kids will never leave your backyard.
  4. And if you aren’t up for making your own zip-line you can always buy one on Amazon.
  5. If you have a tree in your backyard rope ladder is a good backyard idea for
  6. Backyard tight rope is such a simple backyard addition but it could add hours and hours of fun and active play for the kids.
  7. Make cool noodle abacus. So many ways to play with it!backyard playground
  8. Make a cozy seating area outside for kids from pallets. For some yummy summer snacks and reading time. 
  9. Decorate your backyard with some gorgeous toad stools. 
  10. If you would make a DIY outdoor movie screen  kids will think you are the coolest parent ever! Imagine the movie night you could all enjoy as a family!

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6 thoughts on “DIY Backyard Ideas For Kids”

  1. Thank you So, So much for this! It will be so much fun to try some of these. I love how ideas like these really can help unite the family. That is important to me. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we believe that the family is very important, and uniting the family can unite communities and make them better. Do you agree?
    Bianca Bowman from ModernMormon

  2. Yad

    Cool! We are removing a bookcase and this just gave me an idea. I guess i will just use it as a sandbox for the baby

  3. Kathy

    What a fantastic ideas you have here, I’m a foster carer and hope I will be able to use your ideas for my garden for the children , thank you

    1. Birute Efe

      Thank you Kathy. I hope you get to use some of the ideas in your garden.

  4. Jo

    I think I will do the bookcase to sandbox project, only I will used foam noodles around the sharp edges for my small child’s safety.

  5. SANDY

    What a great site!! So many great ideas to make my backyard enjoyable for my grandsons! Summer will be here soon and I want a nice play-area as well as a rest area for us.
    I need more ideas. Is there a another link or book to get more ideas?

    Thanks Grandmom is California

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