DIY Outdoor Games

We spent last weekend in Pennsylvania enjoying family, friends, food and fun. My sister’s in-laws hosted the event and did a great job arranging activities for over 30 people.

They are the ones responsible for the dunk bucket, as well as putting together several other yard games.

Dunk Bucket

The homemade corn hole game.

The cornhole game was pretty easy to make with some wood, paint, and a sewing machine. This game was a huge hit with everyone at the event. My arm was sore from playing too many times one afternoon.

Ring Toss

This game is really fun for little kids. This was a wooden box with a coffee can screwed to the bottom of box. We used washers for the rings. I almost beat my brother in this one, but not quite.

We also played Hillbilly Golf.

This was the one game they didn’t make themselves because it was cheaper to buy the kit. I have included a link for those DIY people out there if you are interested. It looks like it would be easy to make if you were so inclined.

My sister’s in-laws did a great job with these activities. I know a few of them read the blog, so hopefully we can get a dunk bucket tutorial out of them one day. That made the biggest splash with the kids last weekend! If you look close at the next two pictures you can see the tennis balls that were thrown at the target. Great photos Beki!

We had a great holiday weekend, how about you?

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  1. Traci says:

    OH GOODY….I’m going to send your link to my dad and see if he can figure it out. Did I see The Washer Game? We LOVE that game as well, we take it camping with us. It looks like you had a great time!!!

  2. Wow – it looks like tons of fun!! We had a great holiday too. Sad it is all over. Might check into the hillbilly golf if we ever get our backyatrd fixed;

  3. Jenn4him says:

    That last photo is excellent!

  4. Tina says:

    These games are awesome! What fun! I love the hillbilly golf.

  5. Shani says:

    It looks like you all had a wondeful 4th weekend! That dunk bucket sure looks pretty refreshing (if we could find cold water anywhere) to someone living in the Sonoran desert, lol!!

    Great pictures!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  6. Robyn says:

    These look like so much fun!!!! I bet they’re great for b-day parties too!!

    I grew up calling corn hole toss ‘bean bag toss’. I hadn’t heard it called the first one until May of this yr when our church had a tailgate party after service and they set up some games. I’m originally from Mich and I had never heard it called that until then.

    I’ll have to check out the hillbilly golf link. Our family would love this!!

    Thanks for sharing,

  7. Susan says:

    Oh, that ducking bucket looks fun! What a surprise!
    And I saw the tent trailer. We had one of the biggest you can buy for years and years. It’s gone now…worn out completely by our crew and then the folks who borrowed it and our grown kids who borrowed it. Is that one in the picture yours?

  8. Maisie says:

    What a blast. The dunk bucket looks like it was lots of fun. Hopefully you didn’t have to sit under it though.

  9. That looks like one of the best parties. I would LOVE to get the how to make the dunk bucket. I hope you summer is as fun as all this.

    Blessings and ((hugs)) in Him<

  10. Danielle says:

    I am throwing a graduation/40th party for my son and hubsband. I love the dunk bucket. Is there a link to how someone else could make one? Awsome idea!

    • Linda says:

      Sorry, we don’t have a link for the dunk bucket. I’m sure a search will turn up some similar results though. Hope the party goes well!

  11. Natalie says:

    Was wondering about the dimensions of the washer toss game.. Trying to be crafty for Christmas!!

  12. Michael Hall says:

    Do you have anything on how you built the dunk bucket? Are you using a magnet to hold the bucket to the target? If so what type? I want to do this for our block party.. Thanks!

  13. Anita Carpenter says:

    Do you have instructions for how the dunk bucket works?

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