Close your eyes and picture your childhood summers. Long days, ice in your drinks, blue skies, always outdoors, always making our own fun. The summer holidays seemed like they’d never end.
These days our children’s lives can be so structured, with every moment catered for, that they almost don’t know what to do with themselves for an unaccounted for stretch of time.
Here are 6 simple games we used to play as kids, that our kids would also love today.
1. Water fights.
Long before complicated super soakers, you only needed 3 ingredients for a good old-fashioned water fight:
- A hose,
- Water balloons or simple water guns,
These water fights could go on for the whole afternoon, aided by some serious, stealth-like hiding, ambush water-bombing and the all important access to the hose. (If you had access to the hose, combined with a water-depleted moving target, you were King).