This is a favorite of ours for every messy game night.
Kickball, 2 children’s wading pools, about 20 cans of shaving cream for sensitive skin, ice, bubble bath for sensitive skin, slip-n-slide, a hose connected to a water source for the slip-n-slide
Set up a kickball field, but instead of first base, place a children’s wading pool full of ice water.
Second base is another children’s wading pool full of shaving cream. Be sure to find some for sensitive skin, as those with aftershave may start to burn if left on skin for too long. And believe me, they will fall into second base!
Third base is a slip-n-slide with some bubble bath poured on it to make it extra slippery.
The game is played barefoot, so in a grassy field is best.
Regular kickball rules apply. If you kick a ball in the air and a fielder catches it, you are out. If you get tagged with the ball or hit with it on a throw, you are out.
You have to put both feet in first base, and then you are allowed to step out next to it.
You must stand on second base if you don’t want to be thrown out, one foot in is fine.
You must slide into third base, walking on the slip-n-slide does not count.
Play as many innings as you want, it’s just crazy messy fun!
SARA GALYON is the Director of Youth Ministry at Messiah Lutheran in Madison, AL (ELCA). She has been working with youth in some capacity for 15 years, and has an MA in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary. She is also a freelance writer with a passion for helping youth both understand and challenge their faith. Outside of all of that, she is a wife to a fellow youth minister, mom to three boys and two dogs, and an underfunded world traveler.
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