Still Pond is a fun swimming race.
It's also one of the cool kids outdoor games and family activities to play with your children.
Kids will need to get a move on and get to the other side of the pool in 5 seconds or less or else they have to start all over again!
Five seconds isn't very much time, so plan out your strategy before the play begins.
Adult supervision is necessary for this activity.
Older kids and strong swimmers can play in deeper water.
Younger kids should play on the shallow end of the pool.
One player is "it". He stays on one side of the pool while the other players line up along the opposite pool's side.
"It" closes his eyes and counts to 5. While he's counting, the other players try to get to his side of the pool.
When it reaches "5" he shouts out "still" and opens his eyes hoping to catch swimmers still in action.
Play continues like this until one player makes it to "its" side of the pool.
Switch up every round and let each child become "it".
The kids can play as long as they want to, swimming is good exercise for them!
You may find it hard to stand frozen in the water!
The other kids may make the pool a bit wavy, but try your hardest!