We recently acquired a set of water guns because the girls love a water fight. On a hot day a water fight is great fun but it isn’t always warm enough. When a water fight isn’t the best option, here are some other water gun activities you could try.
1. Ping-Pong Blast
Line up golf tees with ping-pong balls placed on top.
Ready, Steady, Blast…….
How many can you knock down?
2. Fireworks Display
“Come outside, we’ve got something to show you”, the girls called out one evening, shortly after July 4th. They treated us to a watery firework display, creating shapes with their water guns and giving each one a different name.
Using a set of garden skittles (or in our case bottles, tin cans and cups) line them up and see how many you can knock down by squirting water at them.
4. Ball push
Lay out different types of balls.
Which ones do you think you can move with the water gun?
5. Duck Race
Race ducks in the paddling pool, using the water gun to move them from one side to the other.
6. Ring the Bell
Hang a bell , saucepan lid or other metallic object from a bush and investigate the sound it makes if you squirt it. You could try a variety of objects and listen to the different sounds.
7. Trampoline Splash
My youngest decided to spray the trampoline and invited me to bounce. As we bounced the water splashed into the air like jumping in a puddle. Great for bouncing on a hot day.
8. Water the plants
If you are looking for little helpers, why not let them water the plants with their water gun?
9. I’ve challenged the older girls to design a water gun obstacle course and race against each other or a timer.