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Summer Water Games For Kids

Posted by on Aug 5, 2012 in Family Fun | 12 comments

Celebrate summer with these fun water games your kids will love!! You probably already have all the items you need so what are you waiting for? 🙂

1. Water Balloon Relay

Fill balloons with water – two for each child. Divide them equally into two buckets. Have the kids line up away from the buckets and on your word, the first player from each team runs to their bucket, puts a balloon on the floor and bounces on it until it bursts. Then they run back to their team and tags the next player. The team that pops all their balloons first is the winning team.

2. Ice Action

Fill an ice cube tray and put it in the freezer long enough to form a thin crust of ice at the top, maybe about 20-25 minutes. Poke small action figures into the ice and put them back in the freezer until the ice is solid. Now it’s race time!! Bring them outside and use a slide or smooth board to race them.

3. Ice Pick Up

Put a bag of ice cubes in kiddie pool and give each player a bowl. In the word “Go”, each player uses their feet to take out the ice cubes and transfer them to their bowl. Who ever gets the most ice cubes in their bowl in five minutes is the winner. If the ice melts in the bowl, measure water to determine the winner.

 

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Summer Fun With Toddlers

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Family Fun | 1 comment

Posted by Sally:

There are many fun activities for families with children, especially in the summer! Summer is time for pool parties, sand castles, and don’t forget the great parks to discover! My two children absolutely love the pool, or beach! They are content to play all day and not even want to leave for a burger bribe! The only way is to pack a lunch in a cooler, which happens to be the most cost effective way to play! All you need is a couple of swimsuits, towels, maybe a pail and shovel, and time! At the beach there’s always sand, so sand castles are a great option for entertainment. Its cheap, fun and a great way to spend a hot, summer day with the family.

Also, going to state or national parks is a wonderful, and educational way to entertain little ones. Nature is all around us, all the time, so the more you know, the more there is to explore! Summer doesn’t last forever, but with some great activities planned and a lot of love in between, you and your children will be remembering all those exciting summer activities all year long!

Oh, and don’t forget amusement parks and water parks! These two are always a hit! Everyone in the family can have great fun, get exercise (which is just an extra) and spend time together. There are places to eat, so you don’t have to leave and come back. Also the shows at places like Busch Gardens are awsome! Theres always time for one more ice cream, right? Amusement and water parks are sometimes expensive, however there are season passes available if you live near by. If you don’t live close enough for a season pass, check with local grocery and food markets for valuable coupons, if needed.

For my family, education is key. I have two toddlers and anyone who has kids knows that at this phase they are absolute sponges! They pick up so much knowledge just observing and listening! So this summer, make sure to stimulate their bodies and their minds! Have a great time, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

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