Bring the fun to your backyard this Memorial Day weekend with yard games for all ages. While you’re grilling up hotdogs and hamburgers, friends and family will be striking up friendly competition – and an appetite. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to spend time outdoors and kick off the summer fun. During the summer, we love grilling out and spending time outside at the swimming pool or we are playing our favorite retro backyard games.
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When we are outside during the summer, we tend to spend less time watching television or staring at a screen. Staring at a screen all summer isn’t healthy, even for children. A sedentary lifestyle has serious health consequences including obesity, osteoporosis, dementia, anxiety, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and other serious health problems.
Here are a few of our favorite retro backyard games.
You can’t beat a classic! Not only is cornhole a universally appealing game, it’s also easy to teach new or young players – less time teaching, more time playing. Plus, this set features a stars and stripes design that is perfect for your Memorial Day cookout and other events all summer long. Pull it out again later in the summer for the Fourth of July!
A croquet set is a summertime staple for backyards large and small. Designed for 2-6 players, we especially like how this set features hardwood mallets with soft rubber grips for comfort. It even comes with a complete croquet rulebook, perfect for new players or rusty ones.
If you’re looking for a new backyard challenge, this ladderball game fits the bill. Friends and family will appreciate the easy learning curve to this game, but the extra skill involved to getting the golf tosses around the ladders.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season. Now is the time to start planning your favorite summer activities that get you up and moving. Buy your favorite retro backyard games to enjoy all summer long. These fun games are perfect for summer BBQs, family gatherings, birthday parties and more.