Playing Sports is
an Invigorating Family Pass Time
If you are feeling bored, listless, and out of shape, you need a new past time.
Sports activities will get your blood pumping and help you get back into shape. Not only will you be getting good
exercise but you will be starting a valuable family passtime. Sports
activities are a great way to spend time with your kids. So get up off the couch, put down that soda, and get out
in the yard for a little touch football.
If touch football is not for you, why not play a little kickball with your kids.
Set up a diamond similar to a baseball diamond. Now the pitcher rolls a large soft ball, like a playground ball, on
the ground to the "batter." Only in kickball, the batter kicks the ball and runs to first base. Since the ball is
soft, the fielding team can throw the ball at the runner to get him out. Since the kicker will almost always manage
to kick the ball and foul balls are rare, this is a classic game to play with
young kids and others who are not very athletic.
|Kickball or softball is similar to baseball, although the ball is soft
and no body guard is needed, making it ideal to play with your
A fun family game that makes a good passtime sports activity is tetherball. This
rousing game can be played with one or two people. Tetherball is called that because the ball is on a tether - it is on a rope tied at the top of
a pole. The ball hangs about hand level. The object is to hit the ball and make the rope wrap around the pole.
The two players attempt to make the ball go different directions. If you have never played tetherball, you
should give it a try. It is really fun! And it really gets you moving (and laughing!)
|Racquetball is an energetic sport, similar to squash,
which is played indoors by two people.
Sand volleyball may have started on the beaches, but many
towns are now installing sand volleyball courts in their public parks. The littler kids can sit in a safe place
and play with their sand toys while Mom, Dad, and the older kids hit a beach ball or volleyball back and forth
over a net. The sand feels good on bare feet (but not so good inside your shoes!) The kids will enjoy this
|Sand volleyball or beach volleyball is a popular summer sport,
as well as a spectator sport, which attracts beach crowds.
A cross between volleyball and tennis that many families enjoy is badminton. In this game, the object is to use lightweight rackets to volley a "birdie" back
and forth over a net. The birdie looks like a little plastic funnel attached to a firm rubber ball. You hold the
birdie by the plastic and drop it onto your racket to serve to the other team. Badminton moves more slowly than
tennis and is a leisurely way to get moving with the kids. You'll get some exercise, though!
|Badminton can be a great fun all around, similar to tennis,
involving leisurely play by two or more people
Kids are naturally energetic and active, making pass time sports activities
extremely attractive to them. Since parents need to be spending more quality time with their kids as well as
needing to get more exercise, too, these vigorous games are a good idea for everyone. Beaches are ideal place to
engage both parents and kids into some kind of outdoor
|The idea behind any recreational and sport activity is to engage into a
physical activity that will have whole family playing and enjoying
Some say that the family that plays together stays together. This could be so,
since exercise gets positive hormones flowing in your mind, putting you and everyone else in a better mood. Don't
get so competitive that your family passtime sports cease to be fun. Just volley
that ball or birdie for fun and exercise.