Summer backyard games to keep the kids having fun

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Ring toss - This game couldn't be simpler, and is great to keep younger kids occupied.

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Backyard mini-golf - It's super easy to set up a DIY mini-golf course with obstacles and holes.

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Paddling pool activities - Anyone who has had a paddling pool in their backyard will know that they're an endless source of enjoyment in hot summer months.

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Bowling - This game can be set up anywhere, but it's best to have short grass or a flat surface.

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Water fight - This is a no-brainer if you're looking to get children moving and having fun on a hot summer's day.

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Hula hoop - This is a fun activity for everyone. It takes a bit of getting used to, but there are all kinds of tricks and skills you can learn.

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Capture the flag - There are two teams and the objective is to capture the other team's flag, which is located on their base.

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Marbles - Marbles aren't just for collecting–there are several games that you can play with them.

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Tag - This one needs no introduction. It's probably the most tried and tested outdoor game in the book.

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Musical chairs - Another classic game that virtually everyone loves. Adults can enjoy this game too, but it might take a drink (or two) to get them in the mood!

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Ball games - There's an endless list of ball games that are sure to keep the children having fun all summer.

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Blind man's bluff - The game is similar to tag except for the person who is "on" is blindfolded. This is a great one for young kids.

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