I think keeping your kids busy and having fun is important….and reallllly easy. AND CHEAP! All you need is some plastic cups!!!! (seriously! Funky colors are optional!)
MOVIN ON UP
You need a pile of cups…and one of a different color. Everyone starts with the cup on the bottom…and they race to get their cup to the top by taking the top cup off and moving it to the bottom. ONE AT A TIME!
You need a ladel for each team, a bucket (or swimming pool) of water. ping pong balls and a cup for each team. Each team has to ladle in water–and the first one to get the ping pong ball out of the cup wins! You can make it so they have to go from one side to another with the ladle for an added element!
PASS THE WATER
This is one of our favorites! The person in the front as water in their cup. They have to pass it behind them. The team with the post water wins!
and somewhat similiar:
Using a straw, see how far you can move your cup with one blow…Or make a bullseye on the table and try to blow it onto the center!
WATER CUP RACES
Using a cup as a stencil…draw a bunch of circles and color them in!
This game is a blast and can be played with tons of people! You take a pile of cups and spread them around the room (or yard) One team is up. One team is down. When you yell go, everyone who is up is trying to run and around and place the cups up. Whoever is down is running around and placing the cups down! When you yell stop–Whoever has the most wins!
PING PONG TOSS
This is the one that we had a “tournament” in. We had 6 cups…and 6 ping pong balls (found at the dollar store!) The rules were that the ping pong had to hit the table first..it was easy and hard all at the same time! The highest was 4 out of 6! We placed the cups far away…and close…and even had someone hold it and try to catch it! Lots of fun ways to play!
A fun little game! My kids would love these!
TOWER OF TERROR
For this you need card stock –I cut two sheets in half–or you could use index cards.
Rules are pretty easy…First one to collapse their tower…and then stack it all back up wins!
Take some cups and make them so they overhang the table. You have to flip the cups so they land upright! It’s pretty tricky and takes a bit of practice!
Hold a cup of water and see if you can keep any water in your cup while you jump rope!
See who can build the tallest tower–each person has their own strategy!
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