Then we would switch to Water Day and play games such as: side walk chalk paint, tons of little pools, bubbles with bubble wands, water squirters, Duck Duck Splash (stick a baby pool in the center of a circle of kiddos and play duck duck goose - they have to sit in the pool if they are caught), Polar Plunge Relay (fill a little pool with ice and water - they run to the end jump in to get their entire body wet climb out and run back to their team---this was hard in FL...the ice kept melting so the water wasn't very cold), water ball toss, and a sponge bucket Car Wash relay. All of these games were super FUN, however, it took a TON of planning and effort to get it put together. We have 10 teachers on our team so this task was huge. We often had to double up in the stations and then it became hectic and not so fun.
The above pic was last years CRAZY schedule.
This year we decided to simplify it. We are combing the Water and Field day into one and completing the rotations in about 2 hours. We are also using this time to focus on some developmental gross motor skills while having fun. That is always the best, when the kids are having sooooooo much FUN that they don't even realize that they are learning. The rotations we are doing involve hula hoops, sponges, small kiddie pools, bubbles, ice pops, and water balloons. (side note, if you haven't tried them yet, Bunch-o-balloons are FABULOUS!!!!!)
If you would like to see our rotation, game descriptions, or to try some of these ideas for your own class, click End Of Year Water and Field Day Fun...........
NOW for the BIG news........Are you going to the 2016 Orlando TPT Conference??? I am AND I am hosting a fabulous Meet and Greet with several of my Florida blogger friends. It is free of cost, has tons of giveaways, and over 500 Swag Bags (for the first 500 people to sign up) filled with goodies that you don't want to miss! The best part is that as of now, the entire TpT headquarters has RSVP'ed! This is your chance to meet them if you haven't been able to in the past.
It is called the Florida Welcome Social it is on July 12th at 6:30pm in the Dolphin Conference Room it is FREE to attend. If you would like to join us to click here and "join" the group on Facebook!
That's it, easy peasy!! I hope to see you there!
One more thing before I go to help you celebrate the end of your school year, enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win 1 of 3 TpT gift cards. Good Luck!
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