Josh Clites

Alka-Seltzer Tag

Just one I didn’t see on here yet:

Each kid gets an Alka-seltzer that has been pre-drilled and put onto a string. They must wear it like a necklace. The each kid either gets a styrofoam cup or a squirt gun depending on how you play. Split the kids into two teams or play every man for himself. The object is to melt the opponents tablet first, thus they are out when the tablet falls off the string. The tables must be in full view and cannot be touched.

At the boundary (whatever you determine) corners place 5 gallon buckets full of water or trashcans full of water (which ever work best for your version) to refill. This is a fun one that can be short or a longer game depending on how it’s played. Make sure the kids wear clothes that can get messy because the depending on the flavor you bought or the alka-seltzer itself, sometimes there is a stained area still left after washing!!

Mud Kickball

One I played as a camper was called “Mud Kickball.” Obviously old clothes are needed, and old shoes or the kids could go without shoes depending on the field. Girls should not wear white or light colors for this game, though if guy wear white t-shirts it’s great because you can really see the level of mud. There is some prep time and make sure you use a space where grass is not so important 😉 Using a regulation style kickball field and base arrangement, each base including home plate must be soaked with water. Not just making it “sloshy” but where there are inches of mud underneath and about 3-4 inches of standing water. Each base becomes a water hole and the bases really kinda float in them.

Split kids into traditional teams. Each player takes a regulation turn standing next to the water hole known as home base. When they get to first base they MUST sit down on the base. Coming into second they must lie down and roll over once through the base. At third base it is a feet-first slide and home is a head-first slide. These actions must be completed in order to be safe. There is some give here in the rules all up to the leader. Like if someone is tagged in the middle of the roll they can still be safe, etc.

You will need staff to continue dumping water on the bases to make sure they are at capacity. It sounds crazy but there is an element of safety with the extra water because if a kid falls there is some cushion by it and not just flat mud to impact upon. The kids LOVE this game and it makes for great pictures and great fun!!!!