10 DiY Outdoor Games to Make with Rocks

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10 DIY Outdoor Games to Make with Rocks

Are you beginning to make your summer bucket list yet?

How about adding some DiY outdoor games to play in the backyard or when camping?

Kids love games…

Kids love rocks…

Combine the two and you have a winning combination!

Creative, inexpensive, and fun

Games don’t have to come in a box and they definitely don’t need to be battery operated to be enjoyable. In fact the best games are sometimes the simplest. I think we all remember playing games outdoors as children with little more than simple natural materials, companions (siblings, friends, parents…), and our imaginations.

Here are 10 simple diy outdoor games you can make yourself with stones found in your backyard. Perfect to make with the kids this summer!

 10 DiY Outdoor Games You Can Make with Rocks

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - Garden Tic Tac Toe

DiY Tic Tac Toe with Rocks (on Thrive 360 Living)

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - Colorblock Dominoes

Painted Rock Dominoes (on Childcareland Blog)

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - Sharpie Pen Dominoes

Quick Rock Dominoes with a Paint Pen (on Clever Thursday)

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - Checkers

DiY Outdoor Checkerboard (on DIY Del Ray)

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - Chess

DiY Outdoor Chess Game (on My Heart & My Home)

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - A Nature Treasure Hunt

A Nature Treasure Hunt (on Red Ted Art)

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - Rock Toss

Rock Toss with Chalk Shapes (on Smile and Wave)

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - Tin Can Rock Toss

Tin Can Rock Toss (on Simple as That)

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - A Rock Memory Game

Make a simple rock memory game (on Spell Outloud). Or try this other version of a rock memory game (with free printable) on Handbook of Nature Study…

DIY Outdoor Games with Rocks - Rainbow Paver Hopscotch

And I just had to include this rainbow hopscotch (on Happiness is Homemade)  because it is so seriously awesome. But of course you can also just draw a hopscotch with chalk then play with a pebble marker… Use pebbles from the backyard or make your own special melted crayon rock markers.

Which games will you try this summer?

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10 DiY Outdoor Games to Make with Rocks

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  1. says

    These will be the perfect games to play with the Grand kids when they come to stay on vacation and I know they would love to help paint the rocks. Thanks Jean, great ideas!

  2. Clarissa Channel says

    I’m the coordinator for children church and these games would be great for them. Plus I’m a counselor for our tits as well. It would be great.

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  5. Carly says

    Love the color match domino game. It inspired me to do an upper case/lower case matching game for my preschool class. Thanks for sharing the great ideas!