Are you looking for fun ways to beat the heat this Summer with your kids? We were introduced to Duck, Duck, Splash, the perfect Summer Children’s Game, last year during my daughters end of year school party and all the kids loved it. It was a warm weekend while camping last weekend so I decided to teach it to the kids and I thought I would pass it on to all of you! I taught it to the kids and watched them play about 6 rounds before moving on to something else, but the kids played for about a 1/2 hour and ended up SOAKED! They were all laughing and giggling and had so much fun without screens or other electronics – just enjoying each others company on a beautiful, warm day. We’ll definitely be playing this again soon.
This game is easy and fun for preschool and middle school children! It is just a wetter take on the original Duck, Duck, Goose children’s game. Grab a pitcher or bucket of water and set it aside. Have three or more children (and adults!) sit in a circle. Pick a person to be “it”. Hand them a cup with water in it – it is up to you how much you want to get wet. It can be a splash or a soak! Now the person that is “it” goes around the circle tapping the people sitting on the head and saying, “Duck”. But instead of saying “Goose!”, the person that is “it” pours the cup of water onto the seated persons head and runs for it! The person that got soaked jumps up to chase the person that is “it”. If the person that poured the water makes it all the way around the circle and back to the empty spot, they are safe and the person that got soaked is now “it”. If they are tagged, then they continue on as being the person that is “it” and go around the circle to soak another person.
We used warm water, until, as you can see in the clip above, I refilled the pot with cold water and totally surprised my mom! The kids thought it was HILARIOUS.
Looking for other fun things to do with Plastic Cups this summer?