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Water Games / Slide

Water Games / Slide

What You’ll Need:

  • Water
  • Water Bombs
  • Rounder Kit
  • Cups
  • Large Sheet of Plastic

Getting into the Activity

What is better on a hot sunny summer night than a huge water fight to cool you down? With these water games, you have everything you need for a great session.

Water Balloon Rounders: For this water game, play rounders as per normal but replace the ball with a water balloon. When the water balloon is hit, it will explode over the batter. At this point they need to run around the field, trying to get all the way around the cones and back home without being hit. The fielders have to attempt to get the batter out by hitting them with a water balloon. To make it fair, fielders need to either remain still, or must start running after the batter from a little way up the field. Let both teams have a go and then see which team scored the most runs.

Water Relay: Test your group’s team work with this water challenge. Spilt your group into teams of around 4 or 5. Get them to stand in a line with a bucket of water at the front and an empty bucket at the back. Give each young person a cup which they must hold on their head. The first person dips the cup into the bucket and then has to tip their cup of water into the next persons cup – without   either of them moving the cup from their heads. Continue this down the line until the last person tips the water into the end bucket. Keep going for a set amount of time. After time is up, see which team has transported the most water.

Water Slide: With a large sheet of plastic, a water supply and some washing up liquid (optional) set up a water slide and try out one of more of the below.

  • Who can slide the furthest down the slide? Use inflatables and rings to help you go further.
  • Collect the objects. Spread a number of objects along the slide and challenge young people to collect as many objects as possible as they slide past them.
  • Mop Hockey – Set up two goals and using mops and a sponge, play a game of hockey on the slide.
  • Curling – Push one of your team members down the slide and see if you can get them to land on the target.

Keeping Everyone Safe 

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
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