WARNING: Be careful, and if you slip and fall and hurt/kill yourself, don't blame me! You might want to think about wearing a helmet or pads or something if you're worried about it...
Step 1: Materials
- Sponges (two for each person)
- Pair of shoes
- Hot glue gun
- Soap or floor cleaning (non-irritating to the skin)
- Bin or bucket for the suds (or use the sink)
- Music for skating to
To play hockey, you may also want:
- A mop for each player
- Some type of object to use as a puck
Step 2: Attach the Sponges
Hot glue works great for this because it can be removed when you're done. It held the sponges to the shoes remarkably well while we used them pretty hard for over an hour.
I attached the sponges to my son's old imitation crocs that were a bit small and were about to be thrown out. I used my "nice" sandals and the glue peeled off easily when I was done.
Step 3: Add the Suds
Now, get your sponge skates nice and soapy. My kids loved standing in the bucket with their skates on.
Step 4: Crank the Tunes
Step 5: Let the Fun Begin!
I was very suprised at how well the slippery skates worked, and how much the kids liked it. Our floor became very clean!
The video below shows the type of fun you should be having at this point.
Step 6: Go for the Goal
Every so often, have the team wring our their mops in the sink. This helps get the soap and water off the floor so that it will dry.
Step 7: Enjoy Your Clean Floor and Worn Out Kids
Here are some things we overheard our 9 year old say during our skating session:
"You're dumb if you think this is boring!"
"This is where tap dancers would come in handy!"
"This floor is so clean!"
"This is way better than school!"
I hope you and your family enjoy this activity. If you try it out, I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
For more activities you can do with your kids, check out our blog at mytimewithdad.blogspot.com