Summer officially starts today! To
celebrate, here are three outdoor games that are a blast to play
with kids in the summer sun!
Summer Splash This
is a great, water-filled game sent in by one of our readers. The
simple game begins with kids balancing a cup of water on their
heads, and then leads into a thought-provoking time of considering
how blessed we are and our Biblical obligation to help others.
Wacky Water Balloon
Relay Sometimes the best games, are the simplest. Not
only is this game super simple, it has all the fun of water
balloons without kids actually hitting each other! Kids pass the
water balloons around a circle as quick as they can. For an extra
challenge, have kids only use their feet. I envision creative uses
for this game in lessons about sharing or spreading God's love.
Split Here's another wet game that uses the verse
Genesis 1:6-7 to remind kids that God created everything, including
water! Here are some debriefing questions to go with the
experience:What was the most challenging part of this game?Why do
you think God made the world the way he did?What is your favorite
thing that God created? Explain why. Close in prayer, thanking God
for making the world for us to live in.
If you're looking for more summer fun, you
have to check out the article called Splash Splash, Faith Blast! in the current issue of Children's
Ministry Magazine. In this article, you'll find eight great water
games to help your kids cool off and grow in faith this summer. Or
check out The Giant Book of Games. It's crammed-packed
full of games that have faith tie-ins and are just plain fun!
What do you like to do during the summer with
your kids? What's the craziest game your kids love to play? Share
with us using the comment section below!