6 Backyard Summer Games to Go for the Gold

6 Backyard "Summer Games" to Go for the Gold!

While watching the 2021 summer games in Tokyo, create your own backyard summer games to go for the gold with these 6 fun and easy twists on classic summer sports. Enjoy twists on at-home balance beam, track and field, rowing, diving, rhythmic gymnastics, and weightlifting games! They're great for your family summer games or any backyard birthday party for athletes.

Find links to the printables mentioned in the video:

Splash Zone printable

Balance Beam Dodgeball printable

Note: These are designed for printing at 11x14 size.


These Amazon affiliate* links are to the products we used:

• 6 colorful and soft dodgeballs: https://amzn.to/3yYndrs (They were cheaper when we bought them, but these may also be a good option: https://amzn.to/3i9cXpl.)

• Dance ribbons: https://amzn.to/36A1B8p

• Balance beam: https://amzn.to/3wIMkN3

• Podium silver, gold, and bronze medals: https://amzn.to/3xEmVWj (Or try this cheaper option: https://amzn.to/3B2O0nZ)


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