Initially appears to be an activity without purpose; after closer examination, it is a mundane task or job done with playful enjoyment.
Jimmy's wadding up his dirty clothes, 'shooting hoops' into the laundry basket.
Jimmy's mom: "Will you stop ottering and bring me that hamper! I need to get the laundry done!"
Squirrels chasing each other up and down trees, jumping from branch to branch; An entertaining show of squirrel acrobatics
Two gray squirrels displayed some gravity-defying leaps and bounds up and down the backyard tree, like furry little acrobats of Cirque Du Squirrel-eil.