Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
With everything happening around the word and it not being safe outside for children to play without masks on, these DIY backyard kids ideas are prefect to lure them outdoors to get active again.
Kids are cooped up enough as it is. And, they spend way too much time in front of their phones.
So, why not give them something they can do outside the house on their own. It lets them distance themselves from their parents while enjoying time to themselves.
DIY Backyard Kids Ideas for Outdoor Summer Playtime
American Ninja Warrior Backyard Kids Playhouse
Got kids? Here’s a great way for them to go outside and plant instead of staying in front of their phones and tablets all day.
I know what a hassle they can be as they’ll be on their phones at the dinner table or in bed when its way past their bedtime.
Setting up a backyard playhouse with obstacle course ala American Ninja Warrior is an amazing way to get them active outdoors.
Backyard Kids Chalkboard
This is such a great idea I would have never thought of. I loved it so much I copied it. Although, I did get a smaller one that I use for notes on my garden and other stuff to do.
While I truly like about it is you can use it for anything!
It works well for games, teaching the kids outdoors if you’re homeschooling or for some yard work reminders.
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DIY Double-Decker Playhouse
if you’ve got a litter of kids or they’d like some space for napping as well as doing other things, you can create this two-level backyard playhouse.
It’s got a hammock and a bunk bed that will let them take naps. And, there’s still a lot of space to do other things.
Backyard Stone Hopscotch Playground
In addition to treehouses and playhouses, you can turn to traditional yard games for fun as well. What’s great about this is that they’re able to go back to what kids are supposed to do play outside.
Running, jumping and interacting live is what’ being a kid is all about.
Not chatting online and looking at photos on Instagram or watching videos on YouTube all day.
Playhouse with Slide
If you haven’t noticed yet, I love myself playhouses. This one is a treehouse that comes with a swing.
Maybe it’s because I never had my own backyard playhouse when I was a kid.
In any case, I always thought that siblings should learn to get along because when they grow up the people they ought to be able to rely on most will be one another.
And, giving them their own space to do this is a good start.
Elegant Wonderland Playground
Speaking of spaces to get away, here’s a wonderful oasis your kids can relax to when school’s out. It doubles as a playground with all the fixings they want.
It’s definitely a step up from most of the kid backyard ideas. And, I’m sure will love you for it!
Playhouse with Rock Climbing Wall
If you prefer something fun and active, try this elevated playhouse with climbing wall on the side. It’s perfect if you want your kids to burn off some energy so they’ll sleep more soundly at night.
Of course, you still have the traditional playhouse and all the accessories that some with it.
Mini City Kids Playground
With quarantine and rules going around, it’s not a good idea to let the kids go to the park. Hack, I don’t even know if kids go to the park and play anymore nowadays.
They seem to be always stuck in front of their devices.
Anyways, if they can’t go to the playground, why not bring the playground to them, right?
DIY Kids Treehouse with Resting Hammocks
If you happen to have a large, sturdy tree sitting in your backyard, why not set up a treehouse for the kids to spend some time to themselves.
Like us, they like time away from their parents just as we do them sometimes.
This is a great way where they can bond with friends or siblings.
Relax a While Playhouse
This is a relaxing space not just for the kids but also the entire family. With the playhouse right beside the patio, it lets your entire family enjoy some time outside the house without leaving it.
This is also great if you like having company around since their kids and play while the grown ups mingle.
DIY Backyard Kids Activity Course
Got a lot of free space in your backyard? Why not setup up an activity course?
You can change the activities and re-organize things to keep things interesting. This will let the kids spend time outside being active.
Playhouse with Balcony and Swing
Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a spruced up playhouse. If you’ve got the carpentry chops and bit more space in your yard, why not add a few other things like a swing and balcony.
These are great ways for the kids to interact around the playhouse and not just lock themselves in there for hours at a time.
DIY Kids Wooden Swing
Here’s an oldie but goodie. A DIY swing set.
While it’s mostly for kids, you can reinforce it so that it can hold adults a well.
This can be a great place for you or your kids to just hang out. Sometimes to clear your mind or think straight by getting away from all the stresses in life.
Playhouse with Playground Below
One of the great things about playhouses is there are no rules. You can design them the way you want much like your own home.
In this case, why not add a playground down below it? This makes use of the space underneath.
- American Ninja Warrior Backyard Kids Playhouse – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868552670031/
- Backyard Kids Chalkboard – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140806228297600/
- DIY Double-Decker Playhouse – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2181499809655199/
- Backyard Stone Hopscotch Playground – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/20477373295022747/
- Playhouse with Slide – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/8303580552323506/
- Elegant Wonderland Playground – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140807925840414027/
- Playhouse with Rock Climbing Wall – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2955555995181112/
- Mini City Kids Playground – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/19632948365992831/
- DIY Kids Treehouse with Resting Hammocks – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/742249582320425767/
- Relax a While Playhouse – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/8936899251127986/
- DIY Backyard Kids Activity Course – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2322237295814659/
- Playhouse with Balcony and Swing – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492649947627510/
- DIY Kids Wooden Swing – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/19914423339106096/
- Playhouse with Playground Below – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/9148005494440768/