Yard Yahtzee. It’s college football season, and while we all love a good game of Corn Hole, we also love other fun outdoor games! Yard Yahtzee is so simple to make and tons of fun for back yard game night, tailgate parties and (with our foam dice version) even inside on rainy days!
One of the kids’ favorite games is Yahtzee. I recently saw giant foam dice at Target in the Dollar Spot and knew right away they would be perfect for a backyard version of Yahtzee! You can make your own wooden ones (but I was afraid my
monsters sweet angels would shake the bucket too vigorously and injure someone). I saw that Amazon sells them for less than $10 for a dozen too.
For your own Yard Yahtzee, you will need:
Foam (or wood 4×4) Dice
(1) 5 Gallon Bucket with lid
Chalk (pens and sidewalk)
Active kids or adults
The first thing I did for this project was grab a 5 gallon bucket. We buy them from Firehouse Subs for $2 with a lid, they smell like pickles at first, but the money goes to their Firefighter Fund, and we can wash the pickle smell out. I lightly sanded the bucket and then I spray painted it blue. That is totally optional, but, I wanted to cover the writing on the bucket and have it match the house a little better. Next, I repurposed a chalkboard I had from my son’s train birthday party. (If you look closely, you can still see the text on the chalkboard.) If you need your own, a can of spray chalk paint and a piece of scrap wood will do the trick. I looked at a scorecard to make ours, and used the chalk pen to write a semi-permenant version on the chalkboard.
That’s it! My kids have spent hours playing Yard Yahtzee, and I love it! I can work in the backyard while they play.
The bucket gave us an added bonus, it is the perfect place to store our corn hole bean bags when we aren’t using them too! The kids have really enjoyed the new games out back this summer.
This post was originally seen on Design Dazzle’s Summer Camp Series.