This game is an instant cool-down on a hot day. And you can tailor it easily, depending how wet your kids want to get!
Set-up just requires a few cheap sponges from the dollar store. Stack two together, and cut into 3 strips.
Secure the strips in the center with a rubber band, fanning out the edges slightly. Make as many or as few as you want, and head outside the sponges and a bucket of water.
First I simply showed the kids that if you soaked the sponges in water and then pressed onto the ground, they left behind fun starburst shapes.
Little sister Veronika loved putting them in a bucket of water and squeezing out, delighting in the sensory element of the game.
Travis’s favorite way to play was to launch them at the wall!
Or squeeze them out like it was raining.
Older kids may want to pelt them at each other, which is just fine as long as no one minds getting wet! We kept things gentler with a toddler around, but there was still lots of laughter and tossing.
No matter how you play, these sponges are sure to provide cool-down fun.