Maybe your dad loves competition and goofing off with the family. Give him the chance to show off his water war skills and the opportunity to teach the kids what he knows. Fathers’ Day is a great time to introduce some of the toys the kids are too young to use on their own.
A water balloon launcher is a great example. With high speeds, the potential for danger, and the need for some coordination, this is a toy best left to grown ups and older children and teenagers. But with dad’s strength and guidance, even the littlest swimmers can enjoy launching water balloons at targets in the backyard. Plastic soda bottles or milk cartons are great targets. For an extra challenge, mount targets on the fence. Remember, never use a person as a target or a target holder. The water balloon launcher reaches speeds far too high to hit people!
For more interactive play, equip the whole family with water blasters and squirtguns and go for a game of water tag. To see who has been hit, wear solid colors so the water splotches show up.
A water war is a great way to play together on Father’s Day!