How to Play: Out of the Water

Filed under: Kids' Games, Activities: Toddlers & Preschoolers, Activities: Big Kids, Activities: Tweens, Activities: Family Time

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What you need: You will need a long rope (about 30 feet), two pairs of swimming fins, 10 balls, and two trashcans.

How to play: Divide the children into two teams of three to six players. Set up the trashcans about 40 feet apart from each other.

The rules: Tie opposite ends of the rope around both of the first players on each team. These players will put on the swimming fins. Each player gets five balls, and he will try to toss them into his team's trashcan. Each team gets one point for each ball thrown into the trashcan. After these players have completed their task, the next two players will go. Play continues until all players have gone.

How to win: The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winning team.

What else you need to know: Allow enough rope so that it will be short and the competitors will have to pull against each other to reach the task.

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