There is nothing like having some wet, soggy fun . . . and it’s one of the best ways to beat the heat in the summertime! We had the pleasure of completing the Splish! Splash! Boom! activity from Camp Sunny Patch this past week and it was a HUGE hit for the whole family! In case you missed this post the first time around, go here for the printable instructions.
Splish: Playing Fish, Fish, Shark
The first activity was similar to Duck-Duck-Goose . . . only with a little water and a different name. The person who is “it” calls out “fish” (just like the “duck”) while squirting water on the person’s head. Once the child chooses the “shark” (aka goose), they squeeze a water-filled ball on top of the child’s head and run around the circle!
It probably would have been even more fun had we had a slightly larger crowd, but the four of us enjoyed playing it together nonetheless.
Splash: Water Bucket Relay
Sponges + Water + Buckets = FUN!
The activity was simple: Soak a sponge in a water-filled bucket and carry it to an empty bucket several feet away. Squeeze out all the water and race back to start again!
It’s such a joy to give a child a playful goal and watch the creativity explode! Nobody told Little Brother that he could only use 1 sponge at a time . . . so he used that to his advantage!
Boom: Playing Water Baseball
We used a foam bat, a water-soaked baby toy, and chalk-drawn bases for our very own version of baseball on the driveway.
We had such a great time with each of these fun games! They provided us with some much-needed family bonding time . . . with lots of laughs and giggles. Each of these games would also be excellent in a group setting: with a class, a church group, or even a birthday party!
This week’s Camp Sunny Patch honor counselor is Jenae! Jenae writes ICanTeachMyChild, a blog dedicated to “Helping you be your child’s first teacher.”
Honor counselors are bloggers who have embraced the spirit of Camp Sunny Patch–creativity, individuality and fun!–and put their own spin on our weekly activities in exclusive “Camp Journal” posts. Please post in the comments section to let us know your creative ideas!