7. Water Balloon Piñatas
If you don’t have a special occasion for a birthday piñata or are just trying to keep the sweets at bay, then make some water balloon piñatas! Get some large balloons, fill them up and hang in trees or from a patio cover. Then set the kids up with a blindfold and a large stick! It’s refreshing fun that won’t end in a sugar crash.
Check out this great party idea at MilkAllergyMom.com as well as helpful information on raising kids with food allergies.
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8. Water Balloon Volleyball
This activity is definitely for your “coordinated” children. Separate kids into two team, one on each side of a net. Then have the kids break up into pairs and hold a towel between them, each holding 2 corners so its flat. Place 1 water balloon on the towel 1 pair of kids. The objective is to launch the water balloon over the net and have the opposing team catch it. Then it’s tossed back and forth until it breaks and the other team gets a point!
9. Water Balloon Launcher
If your kids just love playing with water balloons and especially seeing how far they can throw them, they will LOVE their own water balloon launcher. You’ll need a few lumber supplies and a container that you’ll be attaching to your launcher to hold the balloons. Even though this activity requires some parental involvement up front, it’s bound to keep the kids entertained for as long as their are water balloons.
Head over to FrugalFun4Boys.com to see the full tutorial on making your own launcher!
10. Water Balloon Tennis
If you have pool noodles lying around then this is a great way to put them to good use. Transform them into “tennis” rackets and play some water balloon tennis! Your kids will love trying to volley water balloons back and forth, and they won’t even care that it’s improving their hand eye coordination!
Be sure to visit ZiggityZoom.com for the tutorial on making your own pool noodle rackets and get playing!