Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Saying goodbye to Summer

Well....I guess Fall is arriving since Starbucks had their pumpkin spice drinks today, the pool officially closed yesterday and we can no longer wear white.

So..... I better finish posting about our summer activities before it becomes known as the post 
"that is soooooo last season"

Each week during the summer, I planned an activity for the kids at church. My children love spending time with their friends from church......and well I like it too! 

Here is some of the fun we had together!

I already posted about our trip to pick blackberries and peaches.

We went to a local art studio to paint. Someone in my family decided he was too cool to paint pottery. He opted to paint a paper towel instead.

We also went to the movies, a fun center, bowling and made puppets at church. I think the highlight activity was the end of the summer water day. 

We had a couple of small pools for the younger ones while the older ones......

 played Wet T-shirt Relay. You split the the kids into teams. Each child has to get the wet t-shirt from the bucket, put it on( not very easy I might add!) and run to the line and back. Once the shirt is in the bucket of water the next child takes a turn. The first group done wins.

We played Save the Water Bombs. Each team had to see how many water balloons they could get to stay in the bowl.

For the next game it was Laundry Day. The first person in line had to get the wet towel from the bucket, pass it over his/her head to the next person and so on. The last person had to wring the towel out in the smaller bucket and pass it back to the front. The first team to fill their bucket with water won.

Hot Water Balloon. This is played just like hot potato except with a water balloon. When the music stops, the person who is holding the balloon is out. Before they are officially out, they have to bust the balloon over their head.

 We had a willing participant who could not wait to be out!

We played Water Balloon Toss.

Probably the most exciting of all was the huge slip n slide (it was actually a Chickfila tarp).

When the kids were not getting wet, they could cool off with a snow cone!

It was a FUN WET DAY!

I will definitely be doing this next summer as well. My kids and I know others looked forward to each Thursday for the Summer Kids Klub.

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