2. Water Games
Whether you use squirt guns, water cannons or water balloons, a water fight is a great way to get cool, but there are many other water games that you can play in the backyard. Dodge the sponge uses ordinary household sponges. All you need is a few buckets of water and a handful of sponges. Simply soak the sponge and try and soak your opponent.
You can use the same buckets and sponges to play a water soaked sponge relay race that can accommodate kids of all ages. Another favorite is water balloon toss. Whichever water game you choose to play with the kids, make sure that no one is aiming for the head and face to prevent injury.