By Renae Frey

How to Create the Perfect Yard Game for Summer Fun

How to Create the Perfect Yard Game for Summer Fun

Hey Friends!

I am so that you are here today. I LOVE the Fourth of July. It’s one of my favorite days of the whole year. Not only is it about celebrating our country, but it means family and tradition, summer fun and barbeques, it means blackberry cobbler and fireworks. I will be sharing with you how to create one of our favorite yard games, Yahtzee. Come on, I’ll show you how I made it.

Our 1940 Packard all decorated for the Fourth of July Parade.

One of our favorite family traditions is to decorate one of our vintage cars and drive through the parade. We get to the parade route early to line up and decorate our car. The anticipation grows as more people come. We usually have two to three generations in the car as we drive along the parade route. I love the small town that hosts the parade, it means so much to me. It’s where we raised our kids, there are stories at every corner. I love the streets lined with cheering people dressed in their favorite patriotic attire. I love the kids giddy to catch the candy that we are throwing into the crowd. I love that so much of our family comes to the parade each year to cheer us on. I love the connection with my family as we drive along and the laughter that we share.

I love family bbq’s and the games that follow. Today, I will be sharing with you how to create one of our favorite yard games, Yahtzee. The dice are so easy to make.

Cutting the cubes for the dice.

I started with a 4″x4″ post. They are called a 4″x 4″ post, but actually they measure 3 1/2″x 3 1/2″. So, I measure and cut the post at 3 1/2″, creating a cube.

I cut six cubes in order to have an extra one in case it gets lost or broken.
I sand off any sharp edges.
I added stickers to make my rounds for creating the numbers.

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Then I sprayed painted all sides of the dice.

The stickers didn’t make the nice clean edges that I was hoping for, but at least I could use the spots as a template and paint the dots.
I painted the dots with craft paints.
I put the dice in a bucket and I tied a ribbon on the bucket to make it look more festive,

I found a Yahtzee scorecard printable here. I clipped the scorecards onto a clipboard and I tied on a pen with a ribbon.

It looks so cute and it will get many hours of use this summer.

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Hugs and Blessings to you,


29 thoughts on “How to Create the Perfect Yard Game for Summer Fun”

  1. I love this game, Renae! Such a beautiful job! and that car? HOW FUN! Happy weekend, friend!

  2. What a great idea! This would be great to play at any celebration with friends and family! thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Kimberly. It was fun hopping with you.

  3. This is one of the most amazing yard games I have ever seen!
    I want to make some for our family.
    Happy Hopping,

    1. Thank you so much, Kippi. They are so easy to make. Hugs to you.

  4. I have never seen Yahtzee for the yard. It is so fun and of course the red is so festive for the 4th!

  5. Such a cool idea! I always loved Yahtzee as a kid and I just love the idea of making it into an outdoor activity. Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll have to make one of these soon. 🙂

  6. Wow! This is such a fun idea, Renae! We love yard games and Yahtzee is one of my favorite games…what a wonderful idea to combine the two! Thank you for the inspiration. It is always fun to hop with you!

    1. Thank you so much, Lynne. It’s so much fun hopping with you. hugs to you.

  7. So clever! Such a fun game that everyone would love. I think the red dice are absolutely adorable! Perfect for the fourth of July and throughout the entire summer!

  8. OMG this is such a great idea! I too love Fourth of July mostly because of the fun family time spent outside together! I’m pinning this for future reference! So fun!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. Yay! Thank you so much Niky. I really appreciate it. Hugs to you.

  9. I love that you decorate your old car, we have an old convertible red mustang that I would love to decorate for the 4th. That yard game is the best, I played that game all the time as a kid. Pinning for later.

  10. I love Yahtzee and I love yard games. How did I never think to combine the two. Looks like I have some crafting to do before our 4th of July BBQ.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad that you are going to make some. So fun!

  11. That car is amazing Renee!! Our small town doesn’t have a parade but they do have a little fireworks presentation that is fun. Your dice are just the cutest! We just had a wedding in our backyard and this game would have fit in with our other yard games! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  12. Mary

    Renae, thank you so much for sharing this Great idea!
    I especially love it because I already have left over 4×4
    Posts not tall enough to be used as posts so it will be tons of fun putting them to good use and turning out such a fun game that everyone in my family Loves!!
    Your the best!

    1. Thank you so much, Mary. It will only take about 18″ of a 4×4 post, that you usually wouldn’t be able to use. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you so much, Anita. I sure appreciate your support. Blessings to you.

  13. Wow! I LOVE this, Renae. What a fun DIY project and a great summer activity! I’ve never seen a yard version of Yahtzee. Thanks for the great tutorial. I may have to give this a try! It was fun hopping with you!

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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