As summer starts, kids instantly capitalize on the opportunity to go outside and play in the garden. As summer is the season of all major sporting events, hosting a mini Sports Day for your children and friends can be the perfect way to turn your kids into a team player and make them active.
Children get messy in an instant and there is no doubt that during the course of all the sporting events your kids are going to catch stain on their clothes. However, you don’t have to let the fear of stains ruin your fun time as while everyone’s enjoying themselves, Vanish has got your back.
There are many ways to create the perfect sports day for your kids, and below mentioned are some the ways that will make sure that you make most out of the day:
Everyone deserves a medal!
Even though medals are given at the end of all the activities, getting them ready will be easier at the beginning, especially when the kids are all calm and focused.
Step 1: To make sure that every medal is of the same size, create the basic medal shape by drawing around a cup to achieve a perfect circle
Step 2: Children have astonishing imagination, so provide them with tools that will help them decorate their medals. Tools such as pens, ribbons, stars and anything that shines. Let their imagination run wild.
Step 3: Once all the decoration is done and dried up, you can laminate or cover the medal in a sticky-back plastic just to ensure durability. You can even punch a hole through the top and thread some ribbon through.
Why not organise a mini football match?
Football necessarily does not need a full 11-a-side match that lasts for 90 minutes. You can organise a mini football match that consists of four or five players in each time in the comfort of your back garden or park. Children are always high on energy, so a 20 minute match shouldn’t be a problem for them. Have a 10 minute break in between, call it as half time, and make them switch their sides once the break is over and suddenly it feels like a real football match.
One of the easiest events to organize. There are high chances of someone falling over so you need to make sure that you thoroughly check the ground and get rid of anything that can potentially harm them. Then, make two adults stand with a piece of ribbon that will establish the finish line so the winner can run through it. On your mark, get set, go!
Shot put (without the danger)
Beanbags are comparatively safer and lighter substitute for your children to throw around. Try getting your hands on different coloured bags and then assign each child a different colour and see who comes first, second, and third.
It is one of those fun events where team work is really crucial, which makes it a perfect way to finish your games and begin the medal ceremony. Depending on the count of children involved, figure out how to divide your team and give them something they need to run with that will not hurt them when they pass the ‘baton’ over, or if they happen to fall.
For instance, make use of a soft toy, and thanks to Vanish, even if they catch dirt, you can remove the stains off them before bedtime!
Finally the medal ceremony
Remember those medals you asked everyone to design at the beginning? It is time to bring them out. However, make sure that you mix them up, so no child gets the one they created, and the element of surprise is maintained.
If you do find that your little athlete’s uniform gets grass, mud, or even blood stains from all the fun of the games, you can rely on Vanish to help you remove the stains as the games come to an end.
Make sure you have kid plasters ready, just in case kids end up having bumps and scrapes during the events. Also, if you notice that your little athlete’s uniform is stained with grass, mud or even blood stains, you can rest assured knowing that Vanish would help you remove the stains with utmost ease.
See also the interactive Vanish Stain Solver tool providing the solution to the stains your child is likely to get on their clothing when playing outside.