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Activities for Young Adults

Activities for Young Adults
The article deals with some of the interesting activities for young adults. These include a few games and some other fun recreational stuff.
Shashank Nakate
There are lots of activities that young adults can participate in. They can play games, go for camping trips, participate in adventure sports, and the list goes on. Such activities are necessary for personality development and also to maintain good health.
Young Adult Activities
  • Hiking:
    Enjoying nature's beauty during a hiking trip can be refreshing and add fun to life. The pressures of everyday life are forgotten during hiking, at least for some time.
  • Rollerblading:
    Rollerblading not only provides good exercise, but also adds some fun to routine life. However, it is necessary that one keep himself fit for this activity. Rollerblading might seem difficult in the beginning, but with a little practice, one would start enjoying it. Moreover, it is a good workout that burns a lot of calories.
  • River Rafting:
    This is an adventure sport played in white water. It is a youth activity performed in rough waters. People resort to this game to experience the excitement and thrill of rafting. Depending on the level of difficulty, the waters used for rafting are categorized in different grades from 1 to 6. Grade 1 requires basic skills, while Grade 6 needs the participants to tackle extremely dangerous water currents.
Team Building Activities
  • Name Game:
    To play this team building activity, participants have to sit in a circle. Any of the participants can start the game. He/she has to say his/her name, and along with it, name a personal attribute starting with the first letter of the name. The next participant should say both these words and add one of his/her personal characteristic. The chain should continue in this manner. This game, though simple, helps the participants to open up and get to know each other better. It is, therefore, a great team building activity.
  • Multi-Way Tug of War:
    This game is played by dividing the participants into four teams; it is one of the fun team building activities for kidsĀ as well as adults. Two ropes tied in an "X"-shape need to be used for this game. All the sections of the X have to be of the same length. Four teams should be handed over these ropes. The game starts when the whistle is blown. This game is similar to the normal tug-of-war, except for the fact that force is applied in four directions. The group which goes out of the boundary is eliminated from the game. The game continues in this manner until a single player is left.
Activities for Young Adults with Disabilities
Community services is an area where activities for youngsters with learning difficulties and disabilities have been used for a long time. The different activities in these programs help in the development of skills, allowing these young people to pursue their interests and also prepare them for employment.
  • Catch the Bunny:
    It is an interesting and simple game to understand for young adults with disabilities. The participants should be made to sit in a circle. Two balls with different sizes are needed for this game. The smaller ball can be named as bunny and the larger one should be the farmer ball. The bunny ball should be passed in the circle from one player to other. When this ball reaches the halfway stage, farmer ball should be passed in the circle. The objective is to catch the bunny ball with farmer ball. Farmer ball is allowed to change the direction.
  • Feel and Pick:
    This is again a simple activity that can be used by young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. A bag filled with a variety of stuff would be needed for this game. Participants should be seated in a circle. The bag should be passed in the circle to all the participants. Every participant has to pick an object being specified to him/her without looking at the bag and just by feeling it. Those who pick a wrong object should put it back and pass the bag.
Different activities mentioned in this article present before us many options. Young adults with disabilities too can participate in activities suited to their capabilities and skills.