Like swimming & pool side fun, the season of the watermelon is in full swing. So, this week’s Kid’s Summer Fun Series post focuses on the sweet, juicy, summer time favorite – the watermelon. We have listed two fun games below, one focused on the "older kids" & we have 2 recipes listed below - the second can be adjusted just a bit for the adults. So, join us in declaring this week the wonderful week of the watermelon & enjoy this fruit both in & out of the pool!
Swimming Pool Games:
Of all the relay races in swimming pool history, truly one of the most popular is the watermelon race. All you need is two teams & two watermelons. Perform the race as a relay. Typically, the rule is that you can only push the watermelon when your feet are not touching the bottom of the pool. Team members push up & back & the next team member takes over. First team with all members completing the process wins.
Older “Kids” (including the adults) might want to try a game of Watermelon Polo. Guaranteed laughs - Use baby oil or vegetable oil to lightly grease a large watermelon, and then place it in the center of the pool. Blow a whistle, and then have two teams kick, push or swim with the watermelon in an effort to get the watermelon to the opposing team’s side of the pool while the opposing team tries to do the same. Note your team immediately loses if you damage the melon in any way.
The simplest of icy treats. All you need is the watermelon & popcicle sticks. Cut the melon in wedges, insert the stick & you can serve them as is or (& this is our personal favorite) put them in the freezer for an hour & let the freeze for the “coolest” of treats.
Serves 4 (fills one blender)
2 pounds seedless watermelon (1/8th of a good-size watermelon)
1 cup cold water
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
The key is to use the ripest watermelon you can find.
Simply toss the above ingredients into a blender & process adjusting the sweetness - agave - to your liking. Adults may add a splash of Vodka.
So grab a watermelon or two & enjoy Living Poolside this week!!!!