SPLASH into Summer FUN!

When the sun peeks from
behind cloudy skies,
temperatures rise
and everyone searches for relief.
Natures own refreshing cooling resource
- WATER - provides the perfect remedy.

From the ICE COLD natural spring waterfalls
to the ever-popular city pools
and natural swimming holes,

the rippling waves of water is a refuge
for people of all ages.
Whether you choose to splash
about in neighborhood pools,
sail across the lake, ski the glass smooth coves,
tube down the sparkling creek,
surf the Ocean waves,
or take your family to the beach.

There are so many venues for water fun!

POOL GAMES

MARCO POLO

One person is choosen as Marco. He closes his eyes and says "MARCO", the others in the pool respond by saying "POLO". Marco tries to find the others blindly. The first person he touches becomes "MARCO" and the game continues.

WATER VOLLEYBALL

This is our family favorite. A net is placed across the pool in the shallow end. Players on each team volley the ball just as in the Volleyball game. It is much harder to get around in the water, but some great dives for the ball are sure to add to a lot of refreshing fun.

WATER BASEBALL

The every popular baseball game can be adapted to a swimming pool game. Be sure and use a plastic bat and nurf ball!

WATER BALLOON TOSS ACROSS THE POOL

Divide into two teams. Have at least one player from each team on both sides of the pool and at least one or two people from each team inside the pool. The object is to throw the water ballon to the other side of the pool to the other team member without it breaking. Players on the other team inside the pool try to make the balloons break or fall into the water. The team who has the most unbroken balloons wins!

MORE POOL FUN

Girls love to dance as Underwater Ballerina Mermaids. Your body is so light in the water that it is very easy to stand on the tips of your toes, and dance across the pool. Both boys and girls love to stand on their hands under water. Try a contest to see who can walk on their hands under water the furtherest. Have an adult watch to see who wins. Try to do backwards flips in the water. If you can not do that try a frontwards flip. When you get real good try to see how many flips you can do without stopping.

TODDLER POOL GAMES

We love to go round and round holding hands and singing ":Ring Around the Rosey" with out Niece Jasmine. We add the ending "We all go UNDER..." and we all go under the water!

ENJOY a Lazy Afternoon

Have you ever laid under the sky and watched the clouds go by. Take your friend or family member with you and spread a blanket or large towel on the grass and just watch the clouds go by. See how many images you can discover by looking at the shapes of the clouds.

Make some Pool Side Sugar Cookies

These are perfect for any Summer Water Fun Event.
To order go to the www.thesugarbakers.com website. Click on the URL to go there. There is also a great recipe for Sugar Cookies on this website.

CLICK HERE to view a Java Lake Summer Post Card.

Try Singing this New song Mom wrote to the tune of "Tiny Bubbles"
It's a great song to sing while splashing in the pool!

~SPLASHING WATER~

Splashing Water, in the pool,
Makes me happy, make me feel cool
Splashing Water, make me cool all over
With a feelin' that I'm gonna have Fun
til the end of summer.

So Let's go to the swimming hole
And Let's go to the sparkling sea;
But mostly let's go Splashing for you and me.

Splashing Water
In the pool
Makes me happy
Make me feel cool
Splashing Water, make me cool all over
With a feeling that I'm gonna have FUN
(gonna have fun) til the end of summer.

Here is the song with notes



Tiny Bubbles          Traditional


C                     G7
Splashing Water, in the pool,
                             C
Make me happy, make me feel cool
      C7                        F
Splashing Water, make me cool all over
         C                     G7                      C
With a feelin' that I'm gonna have FUN til the end of summer.


    F
So Let's go to the swimming hole

     C  
And Let's go to the sparkling sea;

     D7                              G7
But mostly let's go Splashing for you and me.

Splashing Water In the pool Make me happy Make me feel cool Splashing Water, make me cool all over With a feeling that I'm gonna have FUN (gonna have FUN) til the end of summer.


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Midi is Tiny Bubbles found on Don Carroll's Midi's Website

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