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.
RAINBOW DIY BOARD GAME From Days With Grey
Make your own board game. Similar to snakes and ladders, this is one the kids will love helping to design.
CARDBOARD BOX MARBLE LABYRINTH GAME From Frugal Fun 4 Boys
A simple cardboard box and some marbles get transformed into a fun labyrinth game that kids can play together or on their own.
DIY GONE FISHING MATCHING GAME From Frog Prince Paperie
Have fun fishing in your living room with this great matching game.
DIY RING TOSS AND GIANT JENGA GAME From A Little Craft in Your Day
These are perfect for some backyard fun! Easy to make and store, they will give you summer after summer of fun.
Q-TIP BLOW DART GAME From Kids Activities Blog
Can you knock down the cups? Try your luck at this game based on state fair midway games.
SHAPE GAME USING RECYCLABLES From Teach Me Mommy
Put those recyclables to good use and turn them into a game to reinforce colors and shapes!
PAPER TOWEL ROLL AND POM POM CHALLENGE From Raising Dragons
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?
POOL NOODLE FISHING GAME From Happy Tot Shelf
Another fun fishing game, this one is great for a hot sunny day outside.
DIY ESCAPE ROOM From Hand On Teaching Ideas
Make your own escape room at home!
DIY NERF TARGET From Cowboy’s Life Blog
Can you hit the target? You can challenge each other to see who can get the most bullseyes.
RACING PAPER CATERPILLAR GAME From Mombrite
Make your caterpillars and then race to see which one is the fastest! Quick and easy fun!
DIY CARROM GAME From Frugal Fun 4 Boys
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.
DIY CARDBOARD SOCCER TABLE From Ronyes Tech
Tabletop soccer or foosball is a fun game, but the tables often take up a lot of room. Make this mini version from cardboard!
TRAVEL MEMORY GAME From Kids Activities Blog
Simple to take on a road trip or picnic, this memory game helps build kids’ strategic thinking skills.
GLOW IN THE DARK BOWLING From Passion For Savings
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.
PAPER POPSICLE MEMORY GAME From Fab N Free
Another fun and simple memory game, you could easily store this in a Ziploc bag.
DIY PAINTED ROCK TIC-TAC-TOE TRAVEL GAME From Where The Smiles Have Been
Tuck this one in your beach bag or picnic basket for impromptu fun anytime and anywhere!
CUP AND BALL GAME From One Little Project
This one is a classic. It’s so easy and inexpensive to make too. Let the kids each decorate their own cups.
KERPLUNK GAME From Meri Cherry
Who remembers playing Kerplunk as a kid? Now you can make your own!
LEGO MARBLE RUN From The Crafty Mummy
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!
SIMPLE DIY MATH GAMES From Active Littles
Game playing can be educational AND fun!
KNOCK THE BALLS NERF TARGET GAME From Frugal Fun 4 Boys
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.
DIY MONSTER MAGNETIC TRAVEL GAME From Fun-Loving Families
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!
RAINBOW WHEEL COLOR MATCHING GAME From The Soccer Mom Blog
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.