Friday, July 16, 2010

Splashin' Summer Fun!

Have some backyard fun with the kids this summer with some not-the-norm water games.

1. Splish Splash I just made a catch!

Create "catchers" by cutting the bottom off a gallon-size milk jug (one for each person). You may also tape the edges if they are a little on the sharp side.

Fill up water balloons to the size of a grapefruit.

See how many times you can toss the balloons without breaking them or how far you can catch and throw them.

2. Sponge War!

Each person gets a small bucket filled with water and a big car wash sponge. Stand about 8 feet apart with their buckets on the ground directly in front of them.

Each person tries to throw their wet sponge into the other's bucket. Ultimate goal: splash the other person. Continue playing until it becomes an all out sponge war.

3. Fill 'Er Up!

Have children stand across from each other. One holds a small cup with a Ping-Pong ball in it and the other a water-filled spray bottle. On "go," players with bottles try to squirt enough water into the cup to float out the ball. *Keep a bucket of water nearby for refilling.

4. I think my water broke!

Create a hose hat for each person by cutting off the panty hose (medium or small) at the thigh and putting a water ballon in the toe of each.

The hose hats should hang at least to the shoulders.

Object of the game: To pop others balloons inside the panty hose. Person whose water was not broken wins!

5. Water Baseball

Try playing baseball using a water balloon. Kids will enjoy creating a splash when they connect with the "ball."

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