There are many ways to spend your leave days during the summer. You can go on a vacation to another country with your family. You can also devote yourself on reading that novel you have always wanted to, but never had the time to do so. Hanging out with friends and just chatting. Or spending time, playing with your kids at your backyard. Do you want to have the most fun you ever had with your kids? Are you having trouble figuring out what should you do? Here are six, insanely fun and easy to achieve, ideas at a very little or no cost:
1. Sprinkler Limbo
Many of the kids today have no idea what limbo is. Remember the days you’ve spent playing it and how much fun you had? This is an even better variation to it. Not different in terms of rules. Of course, you can always add some, if you want. The way it differs is that you can cool off with water while you play. At almost no expense you can make it happen. All you need is a meter long PVC pipe (or a piece of garden hose). Drill holes in it, plug one end and firmly connect the other to your hose. Turn on the water and let the games begin!
2. Pirate’s Day
You can see this game on many sea-side resorts, where there is entertainment for the guests. Why not make it yourself? It’s not hard at all! All you need is some imagination, paper, cardboard, pencils and a treasure (mostly treats, but you can get something better, like a toy). If you have face painting it will be even better, as you can paint eye-patches, scars, etc. The paper is to make a map of your backyard, pointing to your treasure. You cut the map in pieces and hide them in various places around the garden. You keep one piece, so you can start off by somewhere. You can also burn the edges of the paper with a lighter to give it that old, pirate look. From the cardboard you can cut out swords (it’s good to tape the edges as they can be sharp). You’re ready to start your adventure. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of juice!
3. Sponge Battle
Venturing on an epic clash. This is the place where the kings of the five realms engage in one final battle. Which determines who will be the sole ruler. Got a bit carried away there, but adding a story to every game makes it more fun. All you need here is sponges and buckets with water. May the one with the best aim win!
4. Make a Water Wall
Whaaat? We will make a wall of water? Well, no. The idea is to make a system that gets water from one place to another in a fun way. The materials needed are empty plastic bottles, PVC pipes or old hoses (or basically anything you can pour water in and make a hole into). Other things you may need are rope or nails and a hammer. So here’s how it all comes together. You need a tall vertical wall (your backyard fence is ideal for this). You attach all those bottles, pipes, etc. in a cascading way from the top to the bottom of the wall. Make sure that when pouring water in the top container, the hole you drilled on its bottom or side is right above the hole on the container below. Now start pouring and enjoy what you have accomplished.
5. Play Dirty
Playing in a sandbox is fun. Playing in a pile of dirt, which is easily turned into mud or moulded like clay – can be even better. Here kids can model a Mars landscape and do missions with their toy armies. They can also use toy earth-moving trucks to, well, move earth. Rocks can provide structure for mountains or roads. Just be sure not to leave them without keeping an eye out, they can wreak havoc in your garden. After that you will, for sure, need gardening services to help you fix the damage they had done.
6. Watch A Movie Under The Stars
After an exhausting day of play, what better than a movie with your whole family. All you need is a large white bed sheet and a projector. Lay down under the stars and enjoy your quality time together.