The last few weeks here in Utah have been hot hot hot. Regardless, our kids still want to be outside. All day. long.
In order to hang out with them, and not worry that they are “bak’in like a toasted cheeser”, we have had to get creative, beyond the sprinkles and water guns.
Here is the perfect game for you and your family to play while you are trying to beat the summer heat.
It is also perfect for family reunions, neighborhood parties, and birthday parties! And it will keep your kids busy for hours. Which is always a bonus. Just don’t be surprised when it turns into a big family water fight.
You Will Need…
Clear Plastic Cups
Small Handheld Mirrors (1 mirror for every two people)
Pitchers (we use really big plastic cups when I don’t have enough pitchers)
Water Supply (hose works great)
Side Note: I like to get my mirrors at the Dollar store. I picked up a bunch of pitchers and plastic cups there also. Saves a ton of money.
Split your family or group into teams of 2 people each.
Give each team a plastic cup, mirror, and pitcher of water.
One person from each team will sit down on the ground, and using only one hand, hold the empty cup on the top of their head. With their other hand, they will hold the mirror in front of them.
The second person on each team will stand, holding the pitcher of water, blindfolded. They will be standing above their teammate who is sitting on the ground.
And now for the fun part…
The person with the mirror, who is sitting on the ground, has to use the mirror to direct their blindfolded partner. They are trying to give them directions to fill the cup up with water that is ON THEIR HEAD! Needless to say you will get wet in this game. But isn’t that the fun?
Teammates are not allowed to touch one another, and can only direct with verbal feedback as to what their teammate needs to do to pour the water from the pitcher into the empty cup on the top of their partners head.
When the cup is full, it is time for teammates to switch places and play again. The teammate who poured the first time is now sitting on the ground. And the one sitting with the mirror, is now standing up, blindfolded.
The first team, where each team member takes a turn at both sitting and standing, WINS!
Remember, families that play together, do stay together. Enjoy playing and laughing with your family this summer.
What is your family’s favorite summer game or activity?
Has it been hot this summer where you live?