Writing 95/ T /R
2 April 2013
Outdoor Summer Activities
During the warm summer months, many people like to be outside. The sun draws us outside after a cold winter to enjoy the sun. One fun way to do this is by organizing outdoor activities with family or friends. There can be variety of leisure activities that people can do; these activities can take from one person to several people. A few of these pastimes can range from lawn games, to fun and games at a park, or to recreation in the forest. Lawn games are one way to be out of doors. A family does not have to leave their yard to play some of these types of games; some of these can include croquet, people play this game by knocking a ball through a set of hoops that are set in the grass using a mallet. When setting up for a game of croquet, a person needs to create an area to place the hoops, which are typically called wickets. The most commonly played game is nine-wicket and uses a double diamond set up. Lawn darts can be another engaging family game. This is commonly played with two teams usually of two to four players. The object of the game is to take turns tossing four darts toward a round target at the opposite side of the yard. The team that gets the most darts in the round target wins. Horseshoes is also an enjoyable yard game. Horseshoes is played by placing two stakes forty feet apart, and then two teams take turns pitching a horseshoe toward the opposite stake. The first team to reach twenty-one wins the game. Many people like to spend recreational time in a park setting playing games that involve a person either with their pet dog or with other people. Several of these games could be Frisbee. This game the participant takes their dog to play with, or with other teammates being on one side throwing to another team with several people. Someone...
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