In many areas April means that winter is coming to an end, warmer weather is close at hand and outdoor activities are once again possible. Here are some great outdoor ideas for your club.

Squirt Tag

Age-Group: K+
Number of Players: 4+

The person who’s IT has a spray bottle of water. When players are squirted, they’re frozen until someone else tags them to unfreeze them.

Drip Ball

Age-Group: Grade 2+
Number of Players: 4+

Mark a center line, and play volleyball with a wet sponge. Dunk it in water after every play. For younger children or a small group, don’t worry about rules and just have fun hitting the sponge back and forth.

Dress-Up Relay

Age-Group: Grade 1+
Number of Players: 4+ kids, 2 adults

Recruit two brave adults to be dressed up. Line children up in two teams. Adults sit opposite their teams. Have a bowl next to each adult filled with instructions on separate slips of paper: Put on lipstick; Put on clip earrings; Put curlers in hair; Put face cream all over face; Brush teeth (use dry toothbrush); Put on scarf (feather boa, necklaces, etc.); Give drink of water (label a cup of water “Give a drink”); Pour water on head and wash hair (label a small cup of water “Wash hair”). Put a set of supplies by each adult.

On “Go,” the first player on each team runs to the adult, picks a slip of paper, does what it says and runs back to tag the next player. If you have small teams, have players rerun the race as many times as needed until all the slips are used up.

Option: Switch to “male” activities (put on shaving lotion, comb hair, put on tie, etc.) It could be fun to choose activities for the opposite gender of the adult volunteers.