My favorite thing to do in my free time is to go to the park with friends and family to play capture the flag and steal the bacon.
Steal the bacon is a pretty simple game. Lets say you have 10 people that want to play. First you have to set the boundaries up, so you make two lines about 20 feet away from each other. In the middle of the two lines, you put the “bacon” (a ball or stick or whatever you have). Now that you are done with that, you have to divide the teams. Each person is a number, but one other person that is about the same speed as them has the same number too. They will be on opposite teams So, for 10 people there will be numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. On each side/line that is 20 feet apart, one person of each number stands. So, there is numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 on each side. There is always one person called the “caller”, and when they call a number, the two people on opposite sides with that number go and try to grab the “bacon” and get it back to their line without the other person tagging them. Either of you can grab it, but if you grab it and then your opponent tags you, then you put the bacon back in the middle and the caller calls a different number. If you get the bacon to your side before your opponent tags you, then your team gets one point. The first team to get 10 points wins. I have played this game with 40 people before, but it is better when you only have 10-15 players.
When you play capture the flag, you divide a field or small park in half. Each team of people (there should be the same amount on each team) gets one of the sides. Near the end of each side, you put a flag (or anything, really), with a 5′ border around each of them. People from each opposing side try to get into the other team’s little circle around the flag without people from the opposing side tagging them. Once you get in the circle, you are safe. Then, you have to try to run the flag back to your side of the field without anybody from the other team tagging you. If they do, the flag goes back in the little circle and you have to go to jail ( a tree, or object that is about 20 feet away from the flag. to get out, one of your teammates has to come and tag you. Whichever team gets the flag to their side first wins the game.