As we reach the middle of summer vacation, we wanted to give you some different ideas to add fun and laughter to your days. Below are some water games, yummy summer treats, scavenger hunts and nature activities to enjoy as a family. If an accident is to occur, it is vital that you get the proper information. Contact our office today at toll free 800.637.8170or at 419.241.1395 to request your FREE copy of Little Kids, Big Accidents: The Ultimate Guide to Child Injury Cases in Ohio and to receive a free case evaluation. Our toll free 800 number is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Water games: in the heat, refreshing water games always go over well.
- Sponge Toss: fill a bucket with water and put a big sponge in there. At first, the players stand very close together and toss the sponge to each other. After each toss, the players take a step back. The sponge should be rewet often.
- Add the sprinkler: to a game like tag, running bases, or Frisbee.
- Ice Cube Rescue: fill up a kiddie pool and dump in the ice from several trays. It is best if the ice cubes are on the big side.
Two people sit on the side of the pool and try to remove the ice cubes with their feet! If there are more than two people, you can make this a relay.
- Summer treat: it is fun to make summertime snacks with the kids. Try making an ice cream pie. Take about 27 of your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies and break them up in the blender.
Pat them on to a greased pie plate. Scoop softened ice cream onto the pie crust. Pour chocolate syrup on top and add some extra cookie crumbs. Put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Scavenger Hunts: this is a great activity because it can take as much preparation or as little as you want it to. Scavenger Hunts that can happen anywhere.
- Colors of the Rainbow: write down the colors of the rainbow. Have the kids find one item that is each color.
- Letter of the alphabet: 26 letters can be long, so write out your last name or a phrase like “Scavenger Hunt” and have the kids look for items that begin with each letter in the name or phrase.
- One to Ten: list the numbers one to ten on a page. The kids need to find ten of one object (like 10 rocks), nine of something else (9 blades of grass)…etc.