Wet and wild water fight

Physical activity

On a hot summer day, have a water fight with your children, but be “merciful” in your use of the hose.

Discussion point: As you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

At the start of your water fight, give each child a similar-sized small bucket or plastic cup.

As the parent, you will hold the refill hose. Play by the rule that your children can dump water on you or spray you, but you can only spray them if they forget to call Mercy! when they come for a refill.

Encourage your children to show mercy to you as well, by choosing not to soak you while you are refilling another child’s arsenal.

Prior to having the water fight, review “merciful” ways to wet each other down. One “merciful guideline” could be “no water above the shoulders,” since it can hurt to get water thrown in your face or ears.

After your game, remind your children that you were holding all the water power because you had the hose, but you chose to show them mercy.

Relevant Scripture

Luke 6:31 “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.