If your after-school program has the budget, then water games are a cheap and easy way to create teamwork among your students. Here are some water games you can create:
- Water balloon toss
- Using Water Squirters/Water guns to knock down plastic bottles
- Ring Toss with water bottles
- Throwing ping pong balls into fish bowls
- Water relay games
- Sponge relay games
- Using large slingshots to throw a water balloon and having a group of students catch it with a large blanket (SUPER FUN!)
WHY? During the hot summer weather, water games are a great incentive to promote positive behavior. For example, the games can be offered only to students that behaved well for that week/month/etc.
Try creating a mini-carnival with all these water games! Just remember to set boundaries/expectations so your students aren’t running around or trying to wet each other.
Here is a list of other water games: http://www.funattic.com/game_water.htm