Back to Basics :: Water Fun with Target T-Shirts

Each month in my Back to Basics series, I’m sharing a traditional game or activity that gets the kids unplugged and out of the house.  Summer is the perfect time for the kids to get wet and target t-shirts just add to the fun!

back to basics :: water fun with target t-shirts

Before you grab the water toys, you’ll need to make target t-shirts for the participants {it’s best if everyone has a target t-shirt but for the purposes of these quick photos, only one of my kiddos had one}.  I used iron-on heat transfer {and my Silhouette} to make these shirts but you could make a simpler version with a Sharpie or fabric paint.  The target could also go on the front or back of the shirt.

target t-shirts made with a Silhouette and heat transfer

Once the shirts are ready, let the kids loose with water guns, squirters, and water balloons …

back to basics :: water fun with target t-shirts

… and have the towels ready!  The kids can form teams, you could devise a point system, or give prizes for the wettest targets.  It would make a fun summer party activity.

back to basics :: water fun with target t-shirts

Kids and water are such a great mix and it’s the perfect way to keep cool on these hot summer days!

back to basics :: water fun with target t-shirts

And in the colder months?  Keep the kids inside, grab the shirts, and let them have Nerf gun wars {with caution, of course}.

target t-shirts for water fun

For other Back to Basics posts, click the links below:
Jumping Rope {with a Glitter Handled Rope}
Bubble Blowing {with DIY Bubbles and Bubble Wands}
Kick the Can {with a DIY Can}
Marbles {and a Marble Holster}
Hopscotch {and DIY Sidewalk Chalk}
Jacks {and a Drawstring Bag}