Fun Outdoor Games for Active Seniors
We are very blessed in Australia to have beautiful weather year-round, so why not get out and enjoy it? Here are some fun outdoor games for active seniors!
Bean Bag Toss
We begin with an old favourite from our past. Bean bag toss is a game that requires a bit of strategy, but it’s super easy to learn and play.
The goal of the game is to throw as many bean bags as possible into the holes on your board before time runs out. Each player gets one turn at throwing, then scores are tallied-up by counting how many landed in each hole. The player with the most points wins!
Frisbee is a great way to get some exercise. It can be played with just two people or in larger groups, so you can invite your friends or retirement community neighbours along. You don’t have to pull out any tricks or go for distance, with the main goal being keeping active and working on hand-eye coordination.
Bring the indoor board games outside and enjoy the sunshine while exercising your brain. You can play by yourself and battle your previous high score, or you can socialise in a friendly competition.
Horseshoes is a game that requires some skill and strategy and is a great way to have fun with friends.
To play horseshoes, you need two people and four stakes in the ground. Players take turns throwing metal shoes at the stake closest to where they think their opponent’s shoe will land. Points are awarded based on how close the player gets to their opponent’s stake with each throw.
The best part about horseshoes? It’s easy for seniors who are active but not very athletic because there aren’t any complicated moves involved—just good old fashion throwing!
Bocce Ball is an excellent game to play when you want to feel like a kid again. The rules are simple, and it can be played by nearly anyone, regardless of age or ability.
Two teams stand across from each other on either side of the court. Each team has four balls that they roll toward the opposing team’s end zone, trying to get as close as possible without going in. If the ball goes into their own end zone, they lose points; if they go into their opponent’s end zone, they score points!
And there you have it! There are plenty of ways to stay active and have fun with your friends and family. We hope you enjoyed learning about these fun outdoor games, and that they inspire you to spend more time outdoors this sunny season!
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