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Whether you're planning a garden party or considering constructing a putting green, these articles will help you create family fun in the backyard.

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5 Soccer Variations to Play in Your Backyard

The classic game of soccer has many fans. But even if you're a purist, you'll probably enjoy some of these quirky (and sometimes messy) variations. Try them out in your own backyard!


How to Make an Outdoor Chessboard

How to Make an Outdoor Chessboard

Your house needs an outdoor chessboard, and HowStuffWorks can help you make one. Learn more about making an outdoor chessboard. See more »

5 Safety Tips for Backyard Baseball

5 Safety Tips for Backyard Baseball

What are 5 safety tips for backyard baseball? Learn about 5 safety tips for backyard baseball at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Build a Backyard Horseshoe Pit

How to Build a Backyard Horseshoe Pit

Do you know how to build a backyard horseshoe pit? Learn how to build a backyard horseshoe pit at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Easy DIY Lawn Games You Can Build

Easy DIY Lawn Games You Can Build

Can you name some easy DIY lawn games you can build? Find out about easy DIY lawn games you can build at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Create a Backyard Treasure Hunt

How to Create a Backyard Treasure Hunt

Do you know how to create a backyard treasure hunt? Learn how to how to create a backyard treasure hunt at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Mind-blowing Backyard Playsets

5 Mind-blowing Backyard Playsets

These backyard playsets are something you would likely see in a kid's museum or theme park. Come see five awesome backyard playsets at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Outdoor Craft Ideas for Kids

5 Outdoor Craft Ideas for Kids

Get the family off the couch and into the great outdoors. From sun prints to fairy houses, here are 5 crafts for kids of all ages. See more »

5 Tips for Backyard Movie Night

5 Tips for Backyard Movie Night

Turn your yard into a theater under the stars. Get 5 tips on putting together your backyard movie night. See more »

5 Fun Water Balloon Games for Kids

5 Fun Water Balloon Games for Kids

Do you know 5 fun water balloon games for kids? Find out about 5 fun water balloon games for kids at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Spikeball Works

How Spikeball Works

Do you know how spikeball works? Learn how spikeball works at HowStuffWorks. See more »