Today, backyards have been underrated to use because of outdoor activities that are made available to the market. Moreover, families more often than not refer to doing other activities outside their homes. Unknowingly, they could actually do a lot inside especially with their backyards.
I myself is very much guilty of this. Most of the time I tend to spend quality time with my family outside our home. Sometimes, we spend our time indoors but limited alone on our rooms, kitchen, and living room. However, the other day, I am looking for great ideas to come up and do over the holidays since everyone in the family is at home. I thought of our backyard and it seems like we haven’t fully maximize our backyard.
Consequently, I came up with these fun ideas for this holiday to spend quality time with the family in the backyard.
- Cook Up Some Fun
Having dinner or breakfast in a fancy restaurant is quite enticing especially on a holiday season. But I realized that to spend more quality time with the family is having a real bonding together. Cooking inside the house is fun but it’s way more fun when cooking is done together at backyards. Especially with the use of grills and the like, families may always be a team in preparing food and snacks.
Whether for breakfast or snack times, families could always spend time together cooking and eating in their backyards. It gives more of an outdoors vibes and homely feels at the same time.
- Try A Chalkboard Wall
It is quite unique actually in trying this chalkboard wall. My kids love to write and draw doodles apparently anywhere in the house. I can tell that most kids today are very much into drawing and doodling. A chalkboard wall on backyards is quite helpful in this case. Through and by this setup, your kids may always draw and write what they want anytime.
A chalkboard wall on your backyard can be also the freedom wall of the family wherein everyone could write their thoughts, comments, feedbacks, or any of the like. With the use of this, it allows everyone to exercise their freedom of speech in the family in a very fun and entertaining way.
- Make A Hanging Hideaway
With the right materials, you can always produce a backyard room that is very much appealing to your kids. This backyard room may be your only place for tea parties with the kids, secret girl’s club meetings, or any of the like of these games. Kids are very much fond of these types of games. Especially to girls, they love to have their own secret places to hang and to hide.
Materials usually are the first necessity to create such rooms on your backyard. It could be a hanging ribbons and colorful crepe papers tied on strings to produce a showery feels and girly vibes. Also, you may also use colorful cloths or old patterned linens to create walls for these backyard hideaway rooms.
- Hang A Tree Swing
Backyards are very cozy areas to stay and hang at. Especially on holiday seasons, the winter winds is very much likely to add to the coziness vibes in the backyard. You can always hang a swing by your trees using different cloths and linens with colorful patterns and designs. These cloths must be tied up to strings and ropes that are very much safe and capable to carry enough weight.
Tree swings on backyards are very useful especially on people who loves to hang with their coffee and books on a winter break. It caters cozy ambiance and feels, thus, enables family to hang around more often in the house because they have so much more to do inside rather than hanging outside.
- Customize A Cornhole Set
Playing games is also fun doing in backyards. There are actually certain unique games that may be played by the whole family in the backyard. One of which games is the Cornhole.
Cornhole is also known as dummy boards which apparently is a lawn game. Bag of beans or corns are thrown in the hole which scores a point. Winner is then announced when player scored 21 in totality of a set. Not, this kind of game is very fun and easy to do. There is only a need for a cornhole set to play the game.
Customizing a Cornhole set is likely to encourage everyone in the family to play the game all together. You may actually design the Cornhole sets with names of every individual in the family or anything that suits and represents the family as a whole.
- Build a Bocce Ball Court
Another great game to play outdoors especially on backyards is the bocce ball. In playing the game, families can actually spend a very memorable holiday break together. Although the game requires 2 to 4 members in totality, many families tend to play this.
In addition, building your own Bocce Ball court is actually very much likely to maximize the unused portions and areas of your backyards. It is indeed suitable for your Bocce Ball games. Moreover, both parents and kids could actually enjoy this type of activity since it is somewhat unusual in comparison to the newer games children play today.
- Host a Movie Night
Movie nights are one of the most common hobbies and activities that produces quality time with families and loved ones. My family is very much fond of watching televisions and movies. Aside from watching different movies on theaters, we usually watch as well on our living rooms. However, it seems very common already for everyone.
Adding a little fun and twist, I instead thought of backyard theaters. Hosting a movie night on our backyard is actually one of the greatest things I ever thought and did. Kids are very much happy to see their favorite films at the same time feeling the breeze outside in the backyard.
You must try this one too!
- Build a Tree House
Tree houses are usually a father and son thing. It is indeed actually helpful if the whole family is about to build tree houses on their backyards. Not only they are adding more spice and twists on their backyards, it also caters closeness and bonding time for the whole family.
- Introduce A Portable Sandbox
Kids always love sandboxes especially on playgrounds ad parks. You can always provide your backyards with different portable sandboxes to add a more child-friendly ambiance. In addition, these sandboxes enable your kids or even you to play and do other activities inside your home and backyards.
Portable sandboxes are usually available on different markets today. Or instead of purchasing new ones, you may as well try to build and reproduce on your homes and backyards if you know how to make one.
- Set Up A S’mores Station
AS’mores are very common to outdoor camping and activities. And we all know how everyone love AS’mores so why wait on the annual camping to obtain and make AS’mores if you could actually make one on your own backyards.
AS’mores station in you backyard is very much suitable especially on the holiday season since it somehow fits to the idea of winter and holiday. Each and everyone in the family will surely love that.
In totality, these are only some of the best backyard fun ideas to do during the holiday season. These things will surely make you and your family even happier and closer than ever. In addition, you also maximize the full potential of your backyard’s ultimate purposes.