Thursday, May 20, 2010

Large Space? Create a Water Balloon Target Game

So you are having a graduation party, birthday party or summer gathering and you want something fun, unique and memorable to do.

If you have a large space or field set up a Water Balloon Shooting Gallery. This takes a simple target game and takes it to the next level. And the great thing about this is that teenagers, adults and even the 10 and up crowd can have a blast.
Best of all you only need a few things to make an activity that teens will enjoy.
What you'll need:
Water Balloons - make before the event and store in a cooler
Water Balloon Slingshot or Launcher
Launch Area - (line that they launch behind)
Targets - This could be signs, garbage bags filled with leaves, old tires, etc... - You want something large enough that you can see and hit from 20, 30, 40 and 50 or more feet.

Now place your objects in the field and value the items - Easy, close targets are worth less and distant targets are worth more. So some items have a value of 10, 20, 30, 50, etc... and then you might have a very far item that is worth 100 or a prize if it is hit.

Now divide up the players into team and let them know you are going to play the Water Balloon Target Game. Each team will have use of the water balloon slingshot to hit as many targets as possible. When you hit a target you score points, the value of each target ranges from 10 to 100 and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Then let each team know that they will have 3 practice balloons (one for each player on the team - teams of three) And then each team will receive their water balloons.

You can give them as many balloons as you want but 12 is a good place to start. Then each team uses 6 balloons per team (2 per person) and each team has two turns. Add more rounds for more fun!

Want another idea?
Have them shoot for distance, this is likely to keep them busy for quite a while.
Here are some water balloon accessories to get you started.

FYI - After the game be sure to collect all the popped balloon pieces and collect the balloon slingshot too!

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