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8 Popular and Inspiring Kinds of Play for Fun Loving People 55+

All Work and No Play – Isn’t Much Fun! 

In honor of all the fun we had as kids, and can still have. Bucket55 has put together 8 popular and inspiring kinds of play for fun loving people 55+ who just want to have a bit of fun and perhaps some adventure, like we did when we were kids!

  1. Indoor, Outdoor Games and Sports

A lot of fun can be had both indoors and out. Consider these games and sports the next time you’re looking for some fun on a sunny or rainy day:

  • Pool
  • Pickle Ball
  • Traditional Volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Wii Bowling
  • Kick Ball
  • Wiffle Ball
  1. Dancing, Karaoke, and Performance

Dance, sing, or perform. These types of activities can give you the experience of truly living in the moment while generating feelings of pure F-U-N. Live your life to the fullest and try one or all of these cool activities:

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Karaoke
  • Open Mic Night
  • Act in a Play
  • Participate in Improv or Standup Comedy
  1. Social Gatherings

Socializing with friends, neighbors, and co-workers can be a great way to inject more fun into your life. In fact, good conversation mixed with fun can elevate your mood. So don’t shy away from joining a club. And, why not consider planning a party or two yourself:

  • Trivia Night
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Cookie Exchange
  • Progressive Dinner
  • Book Club
  1. Traditional Board and Card Games

Traditional board and card games are perennial favorites for people of every age. Board games and card games provide great ways to socialize and benefit from the challenges of friendly competition. Consider games like:

  • Uno
  • Scrabble
  • Pictionary
  • Yahtzee
  • Dominoes
  • Monopoly
  • Go Fish
  • Life
  • Twister
  • Poker
  • Crazy Eights
  1. Gardening, Bird-watching, and Other Outdoor Activities

Being outside can do wonders for a person’s mood. That’s why many activities in the great outdoors are so fun. Consider outdoor activities such as:

  • Gardening
  • Bird-watching
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Kite Flying
  • Photography
  • Poke Mon Go
  • Geo Caching
  1. Arts and Crafts

Do you remember how fun it was as a kid to glue popsicle sticks together and build a house, or finish a paint by number picture, or car model? Recapture some of those same feelings with these various arts and craft activities:

  • Painting
  • Sketching
  • Ceramics
  • Mosaics
  • Jewelry Making
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Embroidery
  • Calligraphy
  • Floral Arranging
  1. Lifelong Learning

Learning is always more fun when it’s something you choose to do and not made to do. Learning can lead to new discoveries and opportunities for exploration. So follow your curiosity and consider:

  • Learning How To Play a Musical Instrument
  • Learning To Speak a Foreign Language
  • Learning How To Write a Bestselling Novel
  • Learning To Cook Like a Top Chef
  1. Excursions and Adventures

Many great options exist for weekend excursions and one-day adventures, especially when you gather a small group of friends to share the experience. Consider places or events like:

  • Theme Parks
  • Museums
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Concerts
  • Sporting Events
  • Plays
  • Art Shows
  • Winery Tours

With so many great activities for older adults 55+ to choose from, it would be ridiculous not to play and have fun as often as possible. So get back in touch with your inner child and start celebrating him or her.

Having a good time is simply too important to ignore. So, why not start today with our Bucket55 list of 8 Popular and Inspiring Kinds of Play for Fun Loving People 55+! So, pick up your cell phone, call your friends and go have some fun!

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