What could be more fun on a slow, hot, summer day than water balloons? At our end of the year preschool county fair, we have periodically had a water balloon toss. The years we did not have the water balloons, we actually had many students ask where they were. You can purchase water balloons almost anywhere. I found a nice “kit” at Wal-Mart, that had 500 balloons, and a nozzle that you could attach to your hose that had a flip switch to help with the stream of water. This made it a lot easier to fill the balloons. When I am making the balloons, I usually get a big plastic tub, cooler, or clothes basket to put them in. I also try to fill the balloons when my kids are busy with something else, (nap time also works), or I am not able to keep up with their demand for water balloons. (Please note that when I am filling the balloons, I usually get pretty wet myself.) I usually fill my tub and cover it until I am ready to use. I also try to keep the water balloons a secret, so it is a BIG surprise when I unveil the tub of balloons. Just keep in mind that the water balloons go a lot faster than it takes to fill them up, so you may want to have a sprinkler ready to go after the toss to stretch out the activity. You can have the kids toss the balloons to each other, or throw them at a target. Make sure to pick out the target so it doesn’t end up being you, (unless you want it to be), the house, or the neighbors house! Also, it may be a good idea to have your kids change into swim suits for the water balloon event.
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