First The Photo: Instead of our usual scavenger hunt to find the place this photo was taken..Everyone: find the closest water source to your house.
Second The Question: Is it a lake, river, or the ocean? Is there a beach with sand or a dock to fish off of? What is your favorite way to enjoy water on a warm summer day? Do you run through the hose? Play in a pool? Fish for dinner or paddle a canoe? There is nothing like cool refreshing water on a hot day. Cools the body and relaxes the mind. Helps to wash away your troubles and infuses the day with a burst of refreshing energy that was sapped away by the sun.
Third Next Steps: Here are some creative things to do with water:
- Fill some balloons with water, tie them to a string and play pinata! Or have people try to hit them with a dart to pop them while someone else gets splashed!
- Draw a large crayon bulls-eye on a driveway or parking lot and give everyone a different colored sponge. Dip the sponge in a bucket of water aim for the bulls-eye. Everyone has to stand in a circle around the target so you get to feel the splash!
- Put golf tees into styrofoam then place ping pong balls on top. Have everyone stand in a circle around the block..the same distance away and see who can dislodge the balls just with their stream of water.
- Go wading in a pond and observe the tadpoles and fish swimming past your footsies!
Make a Splash!!
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