The advantages brought about by technology to people’s lives are indeed countless. Sadly, all these come with a price. Being able to do accomplish work faster does not mean that we have lesser tasks-it means that we are expected to do more. Our lives have become too fast-paced that we rarely have time to stop, slow down, and relax. If there is one thing that technology has badly wounded, that would be human interaction. Families have redefined the meaning of ‘quality time’ as sitting together in the same room while the dad works on his computer, the mother watches television, and the kids play video games. People hold gadgets more than each other’s hands. One way to bring the family together is by rekindling the spirit of games. A good example is the beanbag baseball game.
The materials needed for the game are bean bags, paper, pens, and chalk. Start by using the chalk to draw a 3 feet by 3 feet square on your sidewalk, garage, or driveway. Draw additional lines in the middle in order to divide the big square into nine equal small squares which are one foot by one foot each. Label the three bottom boxes from left to right as ball, second base, and foul; the middle three as strike, home run, and strike; and the furthest or topmost boxes as first, out, and third. After this, walk ten strides away from the bottom squares and draw a straight line parallel to the bottom line of the square. This would serve as your tossing line and no one is allowed to cross it.
The game can accommodate three or more players. One person is assigned as the score keeper. He records the players’ points and positions while playing. All participants will be divided into two teams. It does not matter if only three people are playing and the teams only comprise of one participant each. More players make the game more fun, though. Do a coin toss to know which team gets to play first.
One player from the first group starts the game by standing behind the tossing line with a bean bag. He then aims and tosses the object into the square. The objective is to land the bag into base squares or into a home run. » Read more: Bonding With Beanbag Baseball