What do you play outdoors in 100 degree weather when your only options are a badminton set and a basketball? We didn't have a basketball hoop and weren't excited about making one, and badminton was getting old. The driveway is a steep incline with a gate at the bottom. The small yard is full of beautiful trees, a pavilion, many small fish ponds, stepping stones, and other obstacles. So we brainstormed.
A new game! Using chalk we made circles for the "targets". Blue is 100 points, green 75, purple 50, and pink 25. The goal is to earn as many points as possible. You earn points by hitting the targets. You can also lose points by either not catching the ball or throwing the ball into the thorn bushes. (This was in order to save Fred's basketball from popping.)
|Keeping score (Rotation 2)|
|Ready to catch the ball (Rotation 3)|
|Will he make it?|
|Adding up the scores...|