Recreational activities are the one thing we look forward to when the week rolls to a finish. Guys kickback with friends/colleagues, most schoolmates/college kids plan a weekend at the movies or binging on junk food, couples wonder where to go next this weekend and so on.
Here you will discover there's more to a weekend than just the usual popcorn and a movie/sitting at home while popping in that favorite DVD. It's time to get off that behind, and do something outdoorsy or try something you've never done before.
Everything featured here can be experimented with, from extreme sports to fun backyard activities and more. Outdoor recreational activities will give you a chance to get active, pump up your adrenaline level whilst experiencing a whole new meaning of having fun.
List of Activities to Do on Outdoor Recreation
Some recreational activities can be a little childish, but there's no harm in tapping into that little child-like side in you. These activities can be done not just over the weekends, but even on long holidays away from home with family/friends.
It can be a nice time to bond and get to know the other even better, including how good they are at outdoor activities. Picnics, work outings, college/school trips, summer vacations, camp activities, etc., can try out some of these activities. There are some outdoor recreation activities for kids, where parental supervision may be needed for some of them.
There are some games that are kid-friendly, and can be tried out by adults as well. The other games that seem a little dangerous and also needs supervision.
All you need is a certain number of lemons based on how many people are there (one for each) and tablespoons for each contestant. Everyone stands at the starting line; with anyone opting to play the role of referee, drawing the finish line some 20 feet away.
Contestants are supposed to hold the spoon handle in their mouth (not all the way), balancing the lemon on it, while racing to the finish line without dropping it. Anyone who drops it, has to step away from the others, while the rest move ahead cautiously towards the finish line.
It is usually played indoors, but you can give it a shot outside. It needs about 6 - 12 players and a ball (not too hard, foam-like). Players have to be divided into two teams, both competing against the other to see how many players can be eliminated from the game.
Mark points around the area where everyone is playing. Anyone who crosses these points/boundaries, is out. When all players are removed from the game of an opposing team, the game's over. Do your research before you plan to play it, to be clear about the rules.
This game will keep you coming back for more. Amusement parks usually have a sprawling area, meant only for paintball fanatics; with hide outs and weird structures big and small in size to take cover in. You can divide yourselves into two teams, and start off by spreading out and gunning down your enemies.
The much-loved sack race is a favorite activity tried out by kids/adults worldwide. All you need is a gunny sack and either two people pairing up, or just single persons.
These different recreational activities will give you an opportunity to try something different, when time permits. There are some other activities that you can do depending on the time of season.
Don't be afraid to open yourself up to these recreational activities. It'll give you a chance to remember all the fun you had, by doing something extraordinary for a change. Here is a small list of different recreational activities that you can refer to for some help.
It's good to have a little active time now and then, or it's just going to run you down, leaving you lethargic all day long, everyday. Mark it on your calendar and make it a point to try out any of these activities whenever family's visiting or when you find you have nothing else to do. Recreational activities can keep you fit, and boost energy levels too.