Each team gets an “octopus” — poke lots of holes in the side of a plastic soda bottle and cut the top off, covering any sharp edges with duct tape. You’ll also need buckets — same size for each team. Set up an obstacle course with chairs, toys, a sprinkler — anything handy. Each team fills its octopus in the pool, runs through the course, and dumps into its bucket whatever water hasn’t streamed out. The first team to fill its bucket wins.
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