Sufficed to say it’s been a little hotter than we’re used to in BC this summer. Rather than let our tempers boil over, we’ve got a few games to beat the summer heat and cool down over the next couple of weeks from Erica Hargreave, the founder of Ahimsa Media (Digital, Interactive, Transmedia Storytelling Company), and Ahimsa Kids (Representing Set Teachers and Child Coordinators in BC). Take it away Erica!
I’ve set these activities up like mini-Olympic Games competitions to add a bit of friendly sport in there.
The first one:
Because it’s not only the athletes that need to protect their noggins…..
- Water Balloons (filled up and ready to fire)
- Anything in the recycling bin
- String (an arms length / balloon)
- Tape (a forearms length / balloon)
Here’s the deal kids. Your building a helmet to protect your water balloon from bursting. You can build it in anyway you like as long as you don’t break the rules (I’ll get to those in a minute). Once you’ve built and fastened on your water balloon’s helmet, partner up and take turns tossing your partners water balloon gently in front of their feet. To win, you need to be the last dry kid standing (ie. your balloon has not burst).
THE RULES: (Yes, there are rules, because without them it would be chaos people, chaos I tell yah)
- You can only use building materials from the recycling bin.
- No, you can’t have more tape or string, if you ruin yours, improvise.
- No whipping balloons at people. Immediate disqualification.
About the Author:
Erica Hargreave is a writer, storyteller, teacher and scientist. She’s been having fun doing a few summer camps for the Delta School District, including the Wild World of Science, Outdoor Ed and Hogwart’s Travelling School of Magic. She has two up and coming Hogwart’s Camps, the week’s of August 10 – 15 in North Delta and August 17 – 22 in Ladner.