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 breathe the fresh air. There are even some that you can make yourself!
This reclaimed wood set of giant dominos is a full set of 28 pieces! Lots of fun for kids and parents alike.
Buy it on Etsy, $119.99.
4Fun Giant Kick Croquet
Kids will have a ball with this fun, outdoor, GIANT kick croquet game! Kick Croquet combines the fun of running and kicking a ball with the extra added attraction of guiding it through a course of wickets. You can make the course as hard or easy as you wish just by the way you space the six wickets.
Buy it here, $29.99.
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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.
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.
DIY Lawn Twister
Create your own giant lawn Twister board with spray paint and these basic instructions from Tip Junkie.
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.
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 Amazon, $39.99
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, $22.11.
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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.
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, $19.99.
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, $10.41.
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, $27.99.
—Kate Loweth with Gabby Cullen