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Outdoor Recreational Activities

Naomi Sarah May 26, 2021
Recreational activities can be a time for families or friends, to get all geared up for a whole day of unadulterated fun. Here you'll find a whole bunch of ideas; see what interests you and give it a shot...
We look forward to recreational activities when the week rolls to a finish. Guys kickback with friends/colleagues, most schoolmates/college kids plan a weekend at 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  usual popcorn and a movie/sitting at home while popping in favorite DVD. It's time to do something outdoorsy or try something you've never done before.
Everything here can be experimented with, from extreme sports to fun backyard activities. Outdoor recreational activities will let you get active, pump up your adrenaline level while experiencing a new meaning of having fun.
List of Activities to Do on Outdoor Recreation
Some recreational activities can be 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 know others. Picnics, work outings, trips, summer vacations, camping, etc. are activities to try out. There are outdoor activities for kids, where parental supervision may be needed.
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.
Lemon Race:
You need lemons according to number of people (one for each) and tablespoons for each person. Everyone stands at the starting line; with anyone opting to be the referee, drawing the finish line some 20 feet away.
Contestants 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, steps away, while the rest move  cautiously to the finish line.
Dodgeball:
It is usually played indoors, but you can give it a shot outside. It needs 6 - 12 players and a ball (foam-like). Players are divided into two teams, competing against the other to see how many players can be eliminated from the game.
If a ball hits opposing team member, he must leave play area and sit aside, but if someone on the other person's team catches the ball thrown by the opposing team, without getting hit, he can choose who he/she wants back in the game.
Mark points around the area where everyone is playing. Anyone who crosses these points is out. When all players of an opposing team are removed, the game's over. Do your research before you plan to play it, to be clear about the rules.
Paintballing:
This will keep you coming back for more. Amusement parks have a sprawling area for paintball fanatics; with hide outs and weird s tructures to take cover in. You can divide in two teams, spread out and start gunning down enemies.
One uses paint ball pellets that burst into different colors. It is loaded with pellets, giving you a hands on shooting experience, with paintball guns and not just the kind that keeps kids glued to their gaming consoles.
Bungee Jumping:
If you haven't tried this, do it now. It's exhilarating and the ultimate adrenaline pumping activity. It isn't as scary as it looks. Most of you will want to do it more than once. Do this on an empty stomach.
Sack Race:
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.
All contestants have to place the gunny bag on the floor, slide inside it, lift it up around them and hop to the finish line. First one there wins. Those who fall can get up and continue on.
Freeze Tag:
Here players assign one person as 'it', and rest others run away. When someone gets tagged by the person, he/she has to freeze in place, until someone else runs by and tags them again to resume running away from the person who's 'it'.
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 up to these  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 recreational activities that you can refer to:

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✦ Kayaking

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Canoeing

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✦ Building a snow man
Snowball fights
✦ Building an igloo

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✦ Nature walks
✦ Stargazing

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✦ Trekking/Mountain climbing

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✦ Camping
✦ Fishing
It's good to have a little time now and then, or it will run you down, leaving you lethargic everyday. Mark it on your calendar and try out any of these activities whenever family's visiting or when you have nothing to do.