Summer Fun with Kids — Water Pistol Target Range

Here’s another activity to add to the list of things to do with the kids this Summer — Make your own water pistol target range! Emily and Clara had such a GREAT time with this, and it’s super easy to set up. Start by stacking some paper cups into a pyramid shape, as shown below. Then use some dollar store water pistols to try to shoot them down! No water pistols on-hand? Spray bottles filled with water would work well too.

Emily was having so much fun with this, that she invited Clara to join her — they LOVED trying to shoot each other’s pyramids down! There were so many smiles and giggles!!!

It was a close match every time. I think Clara should earn extra bonus points for shooting with one leg in the air — such concentration!

Great frugal, active, outdoor fun!

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  1. Dear Valerie,

    After all of the rain we got, you’re adding more water to the grass!? Gah!!

    Also, I like the new look. You must have had some pretty talented help in setting all of this up! *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*…


  2. Yes, Clara deserves extra points- her marksmanship style is definitely unique!

  3. I love your new picture Valerie! It’s gorgeous.

    This has been on my to do list. How do you keep doing the stuff on my to do list before I do? Did you read my mind?

  4. Oh fun! I think I would have as much fun with that as the kids.

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  6. This is so cool – I can see it being very popular during playdates 🙂


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