We started our Summer Camp last week, and it has been hot and humid! To help the children keep cool but still enjoy being outside, my husband offered up this camp game. The children were divided up into three teams. Each team had a bowl of water and a measuring cup. They had to fill their measuring cup and run it to the other side with it placed on top of their head.
Inevitably, if you are running with a container of water on your head, you are bound to get a little wet!
They would race to the other side and dump the water into another container. The aim was to try to get as much water from one bowl into the container across the way, and cool off a little as they did so.
Some of the kids realized how wet traveling with a container of water on their heads could get them, and got clever about it and just ran with their containers to the other side.
Even the big kids got in on the fun!!!
After the race we checked out the containers to see which one had the most water.
We first looked at the red ones that were the same size and determined which of the two had the most, and then we watered the plants with the container with the least amount.
After we emptied the container with the lesser amount of water, we then poured the clear container into the empty red container to see which of the two had the most. It was a nice way to get a little measurement lesson thrown into the fun. We talked about how a larger container looks like it has less, but when we place the contents in the same container as the one that looks like more, we can get a more accurate measurement (of course that works best when I don't accidentally pour some of that water on the ground:)
Our fun continued with other outside play such as walking on balance beams...
And having a car wash, and boy did these cars need it!
Our cars looked wonderful when the day was done!