If you need some motivation to get the kids outside this summer, read on! We gathered up a bunch of our favorite games for kids, and they are larger than life. From Giant Jenga to chess to Connect 4, these jumbo lawn games will definitely motivate the kids to get outside this summer. There are even some that you can make yourself!

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GoSports Giant Wooden 4 in a Row Game

If this isn't the most fun game for families, we aren't sure what is! Set up this jumbo version of Connect 4 in your backyard, and the kids will be dueling it out all summer long. If you have some moderate building skills, you can even DIY this game with instructions from Build-Basic

But it on Amazon, $89.99. 


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Jenga® XXL Gigantic Cardboard Edition Game

Don't you just love this extra-huge version of Jenga? Good news: It's made out of cardboard, so you don't have to worry about getting crushed by the falling blocks. Bad news: the kids might need your help setting it up every time they knock it over. 

Available at Wayfair, $299.99.


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DIY Giant Jenga

If the cardboard version is a little too much Jenga for you, we've got the perfect DIY project for you. Amy over at Her Tool Belt has the scoop on how you can make this jumbo game yourself with just a trip to the hardware store and an afternoon of assembly. 


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Jumbo Playing Cards

How fun would it be to teach the kids how to play Solitare or Crazy Eights with this jumbo deck of cards? We are all in! 

Find it at Odd Gifts, $10.98. 


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DIY Lawn Twister

How adorable (and EASY) is this awesome game of Twister than you can spray paint right on your lawn? It doesn't take much more than a circle stencil and some spray paint, but if you need the full 411 head over to Tip Junkie to get the scoop. 


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Giant Chess Set

You just might want to learn chess so that you can have this awesome lawn version at your house. You can snag the oversize chess pieces here or here. Or, if you're looking for a less permanent DIY option, you can find the instructions here

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Giant Tic Tac Toe

This giant tic tac toe game is a lot of fun, even for the little ones. You can play it the regular way, or make it tougher by tossing the pieces into the square.

Get it from Wayfair, $33.99.

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Jumbo Pick Up Sticks

This classic wooden game is a lot of fun for all ages. Make it harder for older kids by having them use their non-dominant hand. It teaches strategy and coordination, a win-win! 

Buy on Amazon, $32.05. 


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Giant Kerplunk

Reuse those ball pit balls for this DIY game of Kerplunk. The only other things you'll need to bring it all together are a small table, chicken wire, dowels and zip ties. Get the step-by-step instructions over at A Little Craft in Your Day

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Jumbo Dice

This inflatable dice set comes with six dice so that you can teach the kids one of these fun games or even use them to teach math concepts. We love that they are easy to transport so that you can bring them with you camping or on your next family vacation. 

Get them from Wayfair, $22.99. 

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Giant Snakes and Ladders

This classic game just got a makeover! Oversized pieces are perfect for little hands and this is a fun option to bring out to the backyard to play while you wait for those burgers to grill. 

Get it on Amazon, $15.92. 

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Giant Bowling Set

This is a super fun option for little ones as there's very little risk of them getting hurt. Have the kids kick the bowling ball or mix it up and have them kick it backward—there are tons of ways this can be a fun and active game.

Get it on Amazon, $34.99. 

—Kate Loweth


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