6 Low-Cost Backyard Activities Presented by Dollar Tree

Warmer days are finally here, which means more time outdoors enjoying some fun in the sun. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or enjoying some quality time with the kids, Dollar Tree has something for every backyard occasion.

Dollar Tree’s Summer Lookbook is filled with toys, home and garden supplies, flip-flops and apparel, BBQ accessories, and more to help you have a fun-filled summer without going over budget. For a quick overview of Dollar Tree’s summer essentials, check out their Summer Fun Video.

From an obstacle course to a romantic backyard picnic, here are six summer activities you can enjoy with Dollar Tree items at $1 each.

Soak up the sun in style

Soak up the sun in style

Work on your golden summer glow in style. Mix and match your favorite accessory styles and colors to go with multiple outfits to shine all season long. You can find a variety of flip-flops, sunglasses, and floppy hats in various colors and styles at Dollar Tree for only $1 each. Show off your look at your family cookout or simply lounge outside with a refreshing drink in hand.

build the ultimate obstacle course

Build the ultimate obstacle course

Want to keep the kids (and maybe some adults) occupied outdoors and help them burn off some energy? Three words: outdoor obstacle course. Get creative with summer toys from Dollar Tree to build an obstacle course that your kids will love.

The key here is to include a variety of different obstacles. Use pool noodles to build arches, hurdles, rings and more! Use squishy balls and plastic bins for a ball toss game, and various sized hoops for a fun challenge. Whatever the course is, make it fun, exciting and unique for your family. If you need some more ideas and inspiration, check out these fun Dollar Tree blog posts:

slip 'n slide into summer

Slip ‘n slide into summer

For an activity that’s great for both kids and adults, build your own slip ‘n slide using a plastic tarp. To make sure it’s slippery enough to slide down, use your garden hose and a little dish soap. Let others get involved by spraying the person sliding with water squirters. If you prefer to slide down on a floaty or inflatable kickboard, Dollar Tree has those too — and you guessed it, they’re just $1 each! **Make sure a parent is present for this activity**

fire up the grill

Fire up the grill

Warm weather and backyard cookouts go hand in hand, so if you’re in need of some new grilling utensils and supplies, Dollar Tree has your back. Find a variety of basting brushes, spatulas, tongs, skewers, trays, and other essentials without going over budget. Save on cleanup time and effort with disposable plates, napkins, and cups that will make feeding the crew an effortless task.

Get crafty with outdoor decor

Get crafty with outdoor decor

Want to spruce up your backyard without breaking the bank? Dollar Tree has everything you’ll need. For a little spruce, customize a chalkboard door sign to welcome guests to your backyard, or create a summer wreath with assorted artificial summer flowers and bushes. If you want to get more crafty, you can paint the rocks and stones you have around your yard to add pops of tropical color, or use one of the many DIY crafting kits available, including a birdhouse kit that you can paint with the kids. Whatever the craft, you can do it all for $1.

Have a romantic date night picnic

Have a romantic date night picnic

Wrap up the perfect summer day with a romantic picnic under the stars. Set the vibe with tealights, string lights, and a scented candle for some mood-boosting aromatherapy. Set up the picnic area with a tablecloth on the grass with some comfy pillows and cushions to sit on. And to top it off, dress up the food and drink for this special occasion with stylish dinnerware and quality glassware.

Ready to join in on the summer fun? Hurry over to your nearest Dollar Tree and give these cost-effective ideas a try.

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