Those things go together like bacon and eggs.
If you are like me, you’re already thinking about things that you can do in the summertime with your grandchildren.
When you put water activities on your agenda, it will be a hit with the kiddos.
Water Bull’s Eye is an activity that’s easy to prepare for and lots of fun to play.
First, go to your local dollar store and buy a sponge for every grandchild that will be playing. Pick up some sidewalk chalk while you are at it if you don’t happen to have any on hand.
Cut the sponge so that it is circle-shaped and not a rectangle. (You could cut the sponge into a star-shape if you’d like! A star or circle-shaped sponge is more fun than a rectangle one!)
On your sidewalk or driveway, draw a bull’s eye. Assign the rings a point value and write that number on the sidewalk in the ring.
Have the grandkiddos put their swimsuits on. Get a pail of water. Line the grandkiddos 2-3 feet away from the bull’s eye — or further away if they are older grandchildren.
Each grandchild soaks their sponge in the bucket of water and then tosses it at the bull’s eye. They take turns “filling up” their sponge and tossing it. The first person that gets 50 points is the winner.
A variation of this game would be to use buckets or plastic bowls. Put a little bit of water in the bottom of the buckets and bowls. That will help keep the container in place if it is lightweight — and add a splash of fun to the activity.
Assign points to them according to how big or little the container is and how close or far away it is. (Smaller containers and ones further away should have more points.)
Place the containers in various places around the line where the grandkids will be standing. Have the grandkids toss their wet sponges into the different buckets and bowls. They can toss their sponge at any container of their choosing. The first one who gets 50 points is the winner.
To add a challenge to the game, have your grandkids throw with their left hand. Or while standing on one foot. Or with their back to the containers and tossing their sponge through their legs.
And, if you end up throwing the sponges at each other and having a water fight, so much the better!
(In that case, you’d better be dressed to get wet, Grandma!)