GAMES: You can always add water to any of these games. Turn on the sprinklers, set up a silly sprinkler near by or use squirt guns to add more summer flare.
Noodle Target Throw or Shoot
What you need: 8 pool noodles, 6 empty toilet paper rolls, duct tape, 2 lg. wooden dowels, hammer, balls or nerf gun.
Preparation: First make your 6 noodle circles by rolling a toilet paper roll tightly and inserting it between the two ends of each noodle. Tape the ends together to secure tightly. Attach the rings together with duct tape and then to the two outer noodle poles. When setting up the noodle post, hammer two wooden dowels into the grass the correct distance apart.
How to play: Have 2 buckets of balls or 2 different nerf guns with ammo. Have each child throw or shoot through the holes. Have someone on the other side retrieving the balls to make the game run smoother and faster.
Note: Don’t leave in the sun because the heat will eventually weaken the tape. This game can also be laid out on the grass and played like hop scotch.
Idea Courtesy of Parents Magazine.