Squirt Gun Races

Is everyone enjoying their summer?  School in my area is starting soon so we are trying to jam as many summer activities in while we can.  Which includes enjoying some water activities and our pool!  Ahh…those last lazy days of summer.

It is still very warm in my neck of the woods and I was needing something to keep my son and his friends busy but also cool.   I found these squirt gun races from Allison at  All For The Boys, and decided to expand on the idea by making it into an obstacle course.

I grabbed some string, duct tape, scissors and plastic cups to set it up. I used by husband’s drill to put the holes in the cups. It didn’t take long before I had the three stages of the obstacle course ready to go.

I put the first stage under a balcony in our backyard.

The second stage lead them from the balcony across the patio to a grassy area in the backyard.

Once they crossed the patio and reached the tree it was time for them to hop in the shallow end of the pool.

 Splashing water from the pool in the cups was considered cheating, they could only use their squirt guns! Treading water and squirting water guns was harder than they thought.

Once they completed the obstacle course, I had them take an another round by going through the course again.

This time they had to squirt the bottom of the cups until they got the them back to the original starting point. If you have a large group of kids, time how long it takes for each of them to complete the course. Then compare everyone’s times to see who the winner is!

I hope you enjoy this activity AND the rest of your summer!


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