Just because it’s designed for kids, doesn’t mean that adults can’t have fun splashing around with the family in this cute and colorful buy.
Buy it! Pottery Barn Kids Unicorn Inflatable Pool, $61; potterybarnkids.com
Kick the competition up a notch with the large-scale version of this classic board game.
Buy it! YardGames US 4 Connect in a Row Giant Board Game, $113; wayfair.com
Spikeball may be the new kid in the yard, but everyone from TV anchors to college athletes is obsessed.
Buy It! Spikeball Road to Victory Kit, $99; amazon.com
This extra-large version is as much fun to watch topple as it is to build it up.
Buy it! Jenga Giant, $100; amazon.com
The forecast calls for showers! This colorful sprinkler is a cheery way to beat the heat.
Buy it! Pottery Barn Kids Rainbow Inflatable Sprinkler, $149; potterybarnkids.com (currently unavailable; for more splashy fun, try the Pirate Ship Inflatable Pool, $127; potterybarnkids.com)
A perennial favorite, cornhole is the amazingly low impact backyard game you can play while holding a drink!
Buy It! GoSports Classic Cornhole Set, $60; amazon.com
This sophisticated set makes a great hostess gift for a backyard party or as a “thank you” for a long-weekend stay at a friend’s house.
Buy It! Badminton Set, $149; crateandbarrel.com
Legend has it this game was started by cowboys who would throw live snakes at trees and fences. We’ll take the non-venomous version, thanks.
Buy It! Amazon Basics Ladder Golf Set, $34.99; amazon.com
Strike! Keep the family laughing all day long with this mini outdoor set.
Buy it! LittleTikes Clearly Sports Bowling, $20; amazon.com
Throwing a Gatsby-theme backyard fete? Don a big flopping hat and grab a mallet.
Buy It! Franklin Sports Intermediate 6-Person Croquet Set, $24.41; amazon
The competition doesn’t have to stop after sunset with this glow-in-the-dark bocce set.
Buy It! Water Sports Lighted Bocce Set, 42; amazon.com
Let kids create their outdoor works of art (minus the mess) with this genius standing chalk holder.
Buy it!: Walkie Chalk by Matt & Shauna Damman, $15.00; uncommongoods.com
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