For after-school fun, take aim at a backyard course of hanging targets.
Six or seven wire clothes hangers
1 ball or a flying disk for each player
Crepe paper streamers or colored tape
1. Shape the wire hangers into circular targets, leaving the hook for hanging. To make the targets easier to see, wrap the wire with crepe paper or colored tape. Suspend a jingle bell from a string in the center. Hang the targets in trees or from play structures, spaced so that players can go from one to the next as they would on a golf course.
2. Players take turns throwing their ball or disk through the open space in the hanger. Scoring is similar to golf: Players get a point for each throw that doesn’t make it through the hanger, and the lowest score wins. But, hit the bell in the center of the hanger, and you get to subtract a point.