Who doesn鈥檛 love lawn games ? It鈥檚 like field day and picnics met up, got busy and came up with a whole collection of extremely chill sports. We love the leisurely nature that accompanies lawn games, coupled with just enough competition to make any day in the sun pretty dang fun. For this very official day of games, we teamed up with Kia to trick out an entire lawn with a half-dozen games you can fit in your car.

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If you tend to be the planner in your group, you鈥檙e probably also the person that鈥檚 got lots of 鈥渏ust in case鈥 goodies in the trunk of your car. I know I do! You never know when you might pass a grassy patch of lawn just ripe for a round of Olympic games ;)

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The Kia Sportage is designed with adventure in mind. It鈥檚 perfect for folks who are all about impromptu expeditions, unusual experiences and gatherings with the people you care about most. Now, let the games begin!

TAKE YOUR GAMES ANYWHERE

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Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin, I came to win. How could we resist a 鈥90s hip hop reference? Especially when we鈥檙e not only talking about packing an efficient trunk filled with lawn games, but also about straight up WINNING. House of Pain had no idea we鈥檇 turn 鈥淛ump Around鈥 into a lawn games anthem, but here we are and we came to get down. So now that we鈥檝e covered our throwback jams, it鈥檚 time to unpack this lawn game extravaganza!

CREATE CHILL ZONES

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You鈥檙e just an armful of pillows away from a seriously comfy hang zone. Lay out a big blanket (or outdoor rug!), scatter tons of plush pillows and lounge away!

SERVE PLENTY OF REFRESHMENTS

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Olympians need some fuel between games! Stock a table full of tasty, easy-to-eat treats to keep your fellow athletes happy.

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How cute are those mini cupcake flags?

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We recommend skipping the paper plates and going with sectioned serving trays. That way, people can take a little bit of everything without worrying about salsa running into cupcakes 鈥 though that sounds kinda good, right? ;)

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Pro Tip: Lidded mason jars = No drink spillage while killing it at that cornhole game.

MAKE YOUR OWN GAMES

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You can definitely find some swoon-worthy lawn games in stores, but we also recommend creating at least a few of our very own DIY ones.

1. GIANT TUMBLING TOWER OF BLOCKS

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You guys, giant tumbling towers of blocks are where it鈥檚 AT. We鈥檙e not sure we can go back to the normal-sized version after playing this one. We gussied up our set with a few coats of colorful house paint to really make it pop.

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This one is a cinch to make 鈥 grab some paint and a few brushes and coat the outer edges of each block. Let them dry, then stack 鈥榚m up.

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Ta-dah!

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If you thought normal-sized games were intense, wait 鈥榯il you try the giant version. That moment when it falls is EXTREME and we kinda love it.

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Our gals Misty and Irene were legitimately scared when this tower toppled!

2. CACTI RING TOSS

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Ring toss just got a very adorable upgrade. Can you believe we made these out of cardboard boxes? Follow along to see how it鈥檚 done.

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Grab a large piece of cardboard and draw a simple potted cactus. (Make sure the arms are thinner than the rings you鈥檒l be tossing!) Cut it out with a utility knife. Cut a long, thin strip from the bottom to the middle of the cactus. Then trace the cactus onto a new piece of cardboard and cut it out. On this second cactus, cut out a long, thin strip from the top to the middle.

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Make sure the two cacti can comfortably sit perpendicular to one another.

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Time to paint!

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This game is LEGIT and it fostered some serious competition :)

3. CUSTOM CORNHOLE

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Ah, our beloved cornhole. If you ask us, this game should be mandatory at all outdoor festivities. If you don鈥檛 want to DIY it from scratch , try this simple paint facelift for your very own custom set.

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Make a simple pattern with painter鈥檚 tape on each board.

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Paint, paint and paint! We used leftover house paint and a small roller, but this could be done with acrylic or spray paint too.

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Once the paint has dried, remove the tape. Easy peasy!

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We鈥檙e lovin鈥 the summery candy stripe vibes on this one.

4. DON鈥橳 FORGET A SCOREBOARD

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Not to toot our own horn, but we discovered a genius way to keep track of the score: Use window paint on the Kia Sportage鈥檚 back window! BTW, Team Orange totally won ;)

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There you have it! All the fixin鈥檚 to bust out all of these lawn games in any setting. Game on, peeps!

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What are your go-to lawn games? Which one should we DIY next? Tweet at us @BritandCo !

This post is a collaboration with Kia .

Author: Anjelika Temple
Production + Styling: Anita Yung, Irene Lee, Maddie Bachelder, Ashley Perlman + Micaela Friedman
Photography: Chris Andre