DIY Lawn Twister: How to Make and Play!

DIY Lawn Twister: How to Make and Play!

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Now that summer time is (finally) here, it’s time to get outside and have some fun!  The kids at church are always begging to head outside for game time and we were delighted to hold an outdoor game party for them last summer.  You might remember spotting our lawn twister fun in the Game Night post from last July: 

Yard Twister!

I thought I’d take you through the “making the game” process in case you were thinking of recreating the fun in your own church or backyard!

DIY Lawn Twister

What you’ll need:

  • 4 Colors Spray Paint
  • Poster Board
  • Medium Size Bowl
  • Scissors, Pencil
  • Bucket and Paper

What you do:

To begin, trace a medium sized bowl onto some poster board  twice and cut it out to create a template.  (This lady used a box which is a clever way to contain the paint!)

Twister DIY for Game Night at Kids for Christ (1)

Next, take your template out to the yard and start spraying inside those holes!  I used the outside of the poster board as a guide for spacing, but I have to tell you, I’m really bad at things like this!

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When I finished and stood back to look at the “game board”, it looked a little squishy to me.

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So I made another one that was a bit more spread out between colors.  I used the squishy one for the PreK-1st grade and the more spread out for the older kids.  That ended up working out great!

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Are you ready for some fun?

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Playing the Game

I didn’t want to be fumbling around with a spinner thing outside, so I made some cards on colored card stock.  For each color, there were four directions (right hand, left hand, right foot, left foot).  I simply pulled out a card and put it in the “discard” bucket.

Twister Cards for Game Night

The kids loved the game!

This would be perfect for a Memorial Day picnic game as well!

Happy Twisting!

Yard Twister!

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