You are going to LOVE the DIY Games for Kids we have rounded up for you today! There are so many great ideas to get the kids off their screens and playing games together. They can even help make some of these themselves!
These are so much fun and there’s definitely plenty to choose from. Quieter games or more active games – it’s your choice. Plan a fun family game night and enjoy the giggles!
DIY Games for Kids
What kinds of games do your kids like to play? Check these out with your kids and pick out your favorites.
Make your own board game. Similar to snakes and ladders, this is one the kids will love helping to design.
A simple cardboard box and some marbles get transformed into a fun labyrinth game that kids can play together or on their own.
Have fun fishing in your living room with this great matching game.
These are perfect for some backyard fun! Easy to make and store, they will give you summer after summer of fun.
Can you knock down the cups? Try your luck at this game based on state fair midway games.
Put those recyclables to good use and turn them into a game to reinforce colors and shapes!
More simple materials you probably already have on hand transformed into a fun, but challenging game. Can you get the pompom through the rings in order?
Another fun fishing game, this one is great for a hot sunny day outside.
Make your own escape room at home!
Can you hit the target? You can challenge each other to see who can get the most bullseyes.
Make your caterpillars and then race to see which one is the fastest! Quick and easy fun!
A tabletop game that is similar to air hockey, the frame of this is made out of Lego. The kids will love putting it together.
Tabletop soccer or foosball is a fun game, but the tables often take up a lot of room. Make this mini version from cardboard!
Simple to take on a road trip or picnic, this memory game helps build kids’ strategic thinking skills.
How much fun is this? On one of those lazy summer nights, pull out this glow-in-the-dark bowling game for loads of family fun.
Another fun and simple memory game, you could easily store this in a Ziploc bag.
Tuck this one in your beach bag or picnic basket for impromptu fun anytime and anywhere!
This one is a classic. It’s so easy and inexpensive to make too. Let the kids each decorate their own cups.
Who remembers playing Kerplunk as a kid? Now you can make your own!
Another marble run but this one is made from Lego. Challenge the kids to make one and then see if you can make your way through it. Then switch places!
Game playing can be educational AND fun!
Here’s another easy target game based on the ones you see at your local fair. Kids will have a great time playing their own version at home.
What a great idea! Make up a magnetic game before your next road trip – this takes up barely any space and is easy to pack!
Another fun way to play a game and practice your colors at the same time!
Aren’t these fantastic ideas? Some of them are so quick and easy you can whip them up in a few minutes and keep the kids busy for hours.