Queue up your opponents for an outdoor table tennis match. Your patio table can turn into a ping pong table with this beachy set.
Table Tennis Game, $54, urbanoutfitters.com
(Also, not to be a downer—but you should be aware of the ways summer can make you sick.)
Take this nostalgic beach cruiser for an easy-breezy lake-or ocean-side ride.
Supercycle Classic Cruiser Women’s Retro Comfort Bike, 26-in, $190, canadiantire.ca
(Also, here are the reasons you should bike.)
Weighted Hula Hoop
Strengthen and tone your core while working on your balance and coordination with this weighted hula hoop.
Stamina Fitness Hoola Hoop, $43, canadiantire.ca
Grow your own organic mini watermelons with this simple biodegradable kit.
Garden Drop-In Kit – Watermelon, $11 USD, modsprout.com
(Have a green thumb? Here’s what you need to know about growing herbs and veggies indoors.)
Your much-loved summer game from childhood got a chic makeover with this set by Australian summer essentials brand Sunnylife.
Sunnylife Ring Toss Game, $30 USD, anthropologie.com
Kids’ Scavenger Hunt
Set the kids on a timed scavenger hunt outside. This one from the WainboughCo shop on Etsy encourages mindfulness and gratitude.
Things I Love Scavenger Hunt, $4, etsy.com/ca/
This Finnish game became popular in the 90s, and it’s still a hit today. It requires players to simply knock over pins by throwing another pin at them (but it’s not as quite easy as it sounds.)
Mölkky Game, $80, leevalley.com
Set up a cornhole match in your yard with these portable cornhole boards.
1′ x 2′ Portable Cornhole Board, $60, wayfair.ca
Missing the campsite? Roast ‘mallows in your outdoor space—no matter its size—with this easy-to-use s’mores maker.
Nostalgia™ Electrics Lazy Susan S’ Mores Maker, $28, bedbathandbeyond.ca
This classic lawn game can be easily packed up and brought to a local park for a match with your pandemic pal.
Budweiser Horseshoe Set with Carry Case, $60, homedepot.com
(Also, here’s what you need to know about places reopening during the pandemic.)
Go to work on your exterior and create a beautiful garden you can tend to every day (if you please) with these essential tools. (Also, learn the health benefits of gardening.)
Essential Gardening Tools, $22 USD, anthropologie.com
No pool around? Cool off with the ultimate summer throwback, a Slip ‘N Slide. Just…be careful.
Slip’n Slide, $29, urbanoutfitters.com
This oversized game makes a fun après-al fresco activity.
Four in a Row Giant Game, $98, wayfair.ca
Take this oversized version of everyone’s favourite building-blocks game outside with this rainbow-coloured set.
Sunnylife 3′ Mega Jumbling Tower Game, $110 USD, anthropologie.com
Projector for Outdoor Movie Night
Miss the movie theatre? Host an outdoor movie screening night with your nearest and dearest with this portable projector.
Vankyo Leisure Portable Movie Projector, $150, amazon.ca
This classic game can easily be transported to any outdoor space, thanks to a handy carrying case.
100mm Advanced Bocce with Carrying Case, $81, wayfair.ca
This travel-friendly paddle-board set offers an inflatable version, making it easier to hike to your destination and hop on the water.
NAUTICAL Board, $600, irockersup.ca
Whether with your bestie or all on your own, this little robot will put your beer pong skills to the test.
Pongbot Beer Pong Robot, $80, urbanoutfitters.com