Monday, June 13, 2011

Last Day of School Tradition aka "Water Ambush"

There are about 11 kids that get on and off the school bus at the same stop as my kids.

On the last day of school when the kids exit the bus for the final time we welcome our children home and celebrate the start of summer vacation by attacking them with water.

Typically using water guns and water balloons.

Here's what you need to start your own Last day of school water attack:
  • The last day of school
  • Unsuspecting school children (ok, they are starting to catch on, but that doesn't make it any less fun)
  • Willing adults (those that stay home and those that are able to break away from work) and siblings

  • Water balloons
  • Water Guns
  • Buckets full of water for refilling
  • A wagon to wheel items to the bus stop and to hold empty water guns, buckets and broken water balloons after the ambush

Here's what you do:
  • When the bus stops and the kids start filing out of the bus, begin water ambush.  
  • Continue until all (water) ammunition is used up

  • There will be lots of laughing, shouting and shrieks of happinness (or maybe shock as the cold burst of water hits you in the back)
  • It is likely that the water fight will backfire a bit and the adults with this brilliant idea will be almost as wet as their children


Bring a camera and when the kids take aim, yell "don't get me wet, I have a camera!" Although most children do not care.  Therefore, don't bring your fancy SLR, bring your basic point and shoot!

Here's where the parties are:

Tip Junkie handmade projects


Alyss said...

This is amazing!!!! I'm putting this idea in my back pocket. It's happening, Jude!

janet said...

Morning Wendy,

My boys would have loved that!!!!!

Filing this away for when I have grandchildren.

Thanks for visiting me Wendy and for your sweet comment about my little french table.

Have a lovely week
janet xox

CrafterBerly said...

LOL Cute idea!

Jennifer Juniper said...

We march around blowing party horns and noisemakers - this is way more fun!

Darcy said...

One day, last summer, the kids and I water balloon attacked my husband when he got home from work. When he got out of the car I instructed him to change into his swim trunks and meet us in the backyard. As soon as he opened the back door - blam blam blam with the water balloons!
The kids STILL talk about how awesome it was.

the treat girl said...

I hand out popsicles....maybe a little water fun would be great next year too!

Super Lily said...

The whole family seems like so much fun! Wish we were neighbors. lol

Tricia said...

This is a GREAT idea. My kids aren't in school yet, but I'm tucking it away for that first year!!