Family Game

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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.

Water

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.

Have a question, or just want to say hello? You can find me at FamilyVolley.com. On PinterestFacebook, and Twitter. Or send me an email. I love making new friends.

Family Game

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Happy Summer! It’s Heather from FamilyVolley.com, here again to share with you a fun game to play with your family and friends.

All you need for this game is a squirt bottle full of water.

To Play

Have everyone in your family sit in a circle on the floor.

One person will start in the middle of the circle with the squirt bottle. The person in the middle picks a category (for example, colors, ice cream flavors, Disney movies, Harry Potter characters, breakfast cereals, etc…), and then think of an item within that category. Without telling anyone what they have chosen, they need to go around the circle while each person takes a turn guessing what that item is.

So… if the category is colors, each person would say a different color. Trying not to say the color the person in the middle has secretly picked. When someone does guess the item in the category, they get sprayed in the face with the squirt bottle. And they become the next person in the middle. (In this game you are actually trying to not guess the exact item and become the next person in the middle.)

For example. I am in the middle, the category is colors, and I have secretly chosen the color red. I start with my husband who guesses blue (so he is safe), then our daughter guesses orange (she is safe). And then our other daughter says red (so I squirt her in the face with the squirt bottle-because she guessed the color I had chosen.) She is then in the middle with the squirt bottle. She chooses a category, and then an item in that category (keeping it to herself). And we start going around the circle again. 

Two Rules…

1. If someone repeats a guess that has already made, then they get squirted in the face, so always pay attention.

2. If you take more than 3 seconds to make your guess, you get squirted in the face. No stalling.

This game is perfect for all ages. Kids especially! We are giving them an excuse to squirt one another? What kid doesn’t like that. Our family loves to choose fun and silly categories, but we also use the game to work on our colors, numbers between 1-20, we use it to practice multiplication facts and even to work on vocabulary words for our kids school vocab tests.

Time to grab your squirt bottles and have some fun. With all the heat outside, cross your fingers the family game turns into a family water fight and start making memories together.

So, how many breakfast cereals can you name?
Have a question, or just want to say hello? You can find me at FamilyVolley.com. On PinterestFacebook, and Twitter. Or send me an email. I love making new friends.



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