Hello! Heather here from FamilyVolley.com. I am sitting at the computer, with a calendar in eye sight, wondering where in the world this summer has gone. How can it already be the middle of August? Anyone else feeling like the last two months have gone by way too fast?
If you are like our family, you are trying to get in every last bit of summer fun you can. Maybe you are taking a last minute vacation, camping trip with friends or family, or just trying to cross the last few items off your bucket list.
Regardless of your plans for the next few weeks, I have the perfect game for you and your family to play before you go back to school, and before the heat of the summer gives way to the crisp air of Fall.
It is called Raindrop Relay and will quickly become your family’s very favorite game.
Here is what you need.
Two empty Buckets (per team). One of the two buckets needs to have a “fill line” marked on it.
A Heavy Duty Plastic Bag (think Ziploc) for each team.
How to play.
Take a plastic baggie and put small holes in it, all over.
Have players sit in a line behind one another.
Place an empty bucket at the front of the line (with the “fill line” marked) and another bucket at the back of the line, filled with water.
The person at the front of the line starts with the empty baggie and runs to the bucket at the back of the line.
They fill their bag with water and run it to the front bucket. BUT… the CATCH is they HAVE TO CARRY IT OVER THE HEADS OF EVERYONE SITTING IN LINE, DROPPING RAIN, or sprinkling them with the water that is coming out of the holes in the baggie as they go.
The player dumps what water is left in their baggie into the front bucket, passes the empty baggie, and sits at the back of the line.
The next person runs to the back to fill the baggie and take a turn. Dropping rain on everyone in their line and emptying what water is left into the bucket to try and reach the “fill line.”
The first team to fill their front bucket to the marked “fill line”, WINS!
Be sure you have your camera, because this game is picture worthy. Remember, one of the best ways to come closer together as a family, is to play together. The benefits are endless and the memories are priceless.
Have fun playing, and getting ready for school. For some of you, the school bells are ringing already.