DIY Watercolor Splash
- Large canvases or heavy paper
- Watercolour paints
- Water balloons
- Fill water balloons with a variety of watercolour paints. Ensure they are securely tied.
- Set up a painting station outdoors with large canvases or heavy paper laid on the ground.
- Invite children to throw the watercolour-filled water balloons onto the canvas or paper, creating vibrant splash art.
- Allow the artwork to dry completely and consider displaying the masterpieces in an outdoor gallery.
Ice Block Excavation
- Small toys or objects
- Large containers or molds
- Plastic spoons or toy hammers
- Place small toys or objects into large containers or molds.
- Fill the containers with water and freeze them overnight.
- Once fully frozen, remove the ice blocks from the molds.
- Provide children with plastic spoons or toy hammers to excavate the treasures from the ice. The cool water from melting ice adds an extra element of fun.
Backyard Water Olympics
- Water balloons
- Kiddie pool or buckets
- Slip ‘n slide or plastic tarp
- Set up various stations for water-themed games in the backyard.
- Arrange a sponge relay race where children soak sponges in water and pass them down the line.
- Organise a water balloon toss, encouraging children to partner up and toss balloons back and forth without breaking them.
- Set up a slip ‘n slide or a plastic tarp for some sliding fun. Make it a mini-Olympics with medals or ribbons for participants.
Frozen Fruit Kebabs
- Watermelon, grapes, berries or other favourite fruits
- Wooden skewers or popsicle sticks
- Wash and prepare the fruits by cutting them into bite-sized pieces.
- Thread the fruit pieces onto wooden skewers or popsicle sticks, creating colourful fruit kebabs.
- Place the fruit kebabs on a tray or flat surface and freeze them for a few hours.
- Once frozen, offer the delicious and hydrating frozen fruit kebabs as a refreshing snack for the children to enjoy.
Feel free to adapt these steps based on the age group and preferences of the children participating in the activities.