Quick & fun summer games
Shared on 09 August 2020
Summer weather is with us, that's great for bike rides, barbecues and outdoor games! You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't like kicking the ball around. After all it is the dominant sport across the globe, everywhere from stadiums to fields and playgrounds. So we kick off our list with a regulation-size soccer ball. Balls are good for throwing as well so up next is an official-size American football. Unless you have one already, a pump is handy to have, um, on hand. This is especially important since some of these balls ship deflated. It would be a real bummer to get one and not be able to take it out right away.
Volleyball is super-appropriate for summer, basketball too, though we've always played the latter on in-door courts somehow. For all these games having some sort of demarcation of field boundaries or goals is useful, so we added a set of soft cones that are somewhat crush-resistant should you step on them accidentally.
For the last of ball-oriented games we included a Bocce set. It's possibly not something you might have grown up playing, but it's fun to try new things. Another counter-culture sport – badminton. This is a game we enjoy. It's comfortably paced and can be played with more than just a pair if you have more rackets. For that, and possibly for volleyball, we included a collapsible net. This is definitely nice to have more than a necessity, but it makes these games more enjoyable and structured.
We'll round out this list with a frisbee and a quick-filling water ballon set. We'd recommend the latter more for the backyard than the park to make clean up of all those rubber bits easier. There is even a package of those balloons with a slingshot if you're looking to cover some distance. If you have a backyard and some depth to it, this waterslide is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Finally, as it is summer, let's forget sunblock and bug spray. The items we picked for those are kid-friendly. If our preferred bug spray is not available, there is an alternative from Off! There is also a more adult-oriented sunblock if you're all about outings for grownups.
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