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 SUMMER GAMES 


CHILD'S PLAY IS MORE THAN FUN AND GAMES...IT IS A VITAL PART OF INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH.

WIFFLE BALL

HANG A ROPE FROM A TREE BRANCH.
TIE THE OTHER END THROUGH A WIFFLE BALL
PRACTICE HITTING WITH A PLASTIC BAT.

HIT THE TARGET
CRUMPLE UP A PIECE OF NEWSPAPER OR WRAPPING PAPER
THROW AT AT TARGET HUNG ON THE WALL OR DOOR

PLATE TOSS
TRY GETTING A PAPER PLATE INTO A LAUNDRY BASKET.

MAKE A SKEE BALL GAME
6 YOGURT CONTAINERS
GLUE THE BOTTOMS TO A PIECE OF CARDBOARD TO MAKE THEM STABLE
1ST ROW: 3 CUPS
2ND ROW: 2 CUPS
3RD ROW: 1 CUP

NUMBER EACH CUP SO YOU CAN KEEP SCORE   
USE A SMALL RUBBER BALL, PING PONG BALL, OR CRUMPLED PAPER FOR BALL.

WATER PISTOL GAME      
Choose someone to be the shooter and blindfold them.   
Set up a circle with rope or hoses as boundaries.
Place the shooter in the middle of a circle of players. You can spin the shooter around a few times if you wish.
To start, have the shooter try to shoot the players in the circle who keep moving trying not to be shot
If a player is shot they are out of the game.
The last player to be shot without leaving the circle is the winner and the new shooter

BOTTLE CAP BOUNCE

A line of bottle caps
A small rubber ball
Try to hit the caps with the ball to flip them over 

WATER BALLOON TOSS
2 Teams
2 sheets
A net
6 filled water balloons(more if you like)

The first team places water balloons in their sheet and toss them over the net to the other team. The other team must catch the water balloons with their sheet and then toss them back over trying not to break any. The team with the most unbroken balloons wins

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT
One person serves as the "stoplight," and the others as "cars." The cars line up shoulder to shoulder and face the stoplight from about 20 feet away.

The stoplight turns around with his or her back to the cars and says, "green light," at which time the cars can move forward. But without warning, the stoplight can suddenly shout, "red light!" and whip around quickly. Anyone the stoplight sees moving has to return to the starting line.

The cars have to weigh the advantage of moving quickly toward the stoplight and risking getting caught in motion, or moving a short distance and stopping before the stoplight turns red.

When someone reaches the stoplight, the game is over and the person who made it all the way gets to be the stoplight for the next game

Shave the balloon: 
Balloons
Shaving cream
Spoon

Spread shaving cream all over a balloon, and "shave" with the spoon.  Older children can probably us a disposable
 razor. 

.SPONGE WATER TAG
A big, soft sponge 
a Bucket of water.

 "IT" tries to tag running players with a wet sponge  
Once tagged, that person becomes the new It. 

BALLOON COOLING FUN
Safety pin
Balloon
Water

Make a small hole in a balloon with the pin.
Fill the balloon with water, tie off
Pass the balloon around, and the one who has the balloon when the water is gone, is out


                                                            
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