1. Giant Slip 'N Slide
Make your own Slip 'N Slide by laying out a tarp, spraying it down with water, then letting the hose continue to run on top of the slide. Take turns running across your lawn, then sliding across the tarp for a slippery, exciting game.
2. Flash Light Tag
Best played after the sun goes down, flashlight tag is the perfect outdoor game for late-night birthday or block parties. One player is designated "it" and is given a flashlight. The other players hide. When the person who's it finds a hidden player, they shine the light on the hider and the hider then becomes it. The original it then hides, and the game continues.
3. Jump Rope Challenge
Give each player a plastic cup filled with water. Start spinning a large jump rope. One at a time, each child must attempt to enter the rope and jump three times, all while spilling as little water as possible. The child with the most water left in his or her cup wins the game.
4. Giant Jenga
Use 2x4 pieces to make a super-sized version of the famous stacking game--be sure to get out of the way when the tower starts to fall!
5. Water balloon dodge ball
This one is pretty self-explanatory: dodgeball... but with water balloons. Just don't aim for people's faces.
Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!