I was that mom who had NO plans to allow my children ever to play with toy guns. I’d been a teacher, and it was easy to say ” No guns at school.” It’s harder to say it at home, not because I don’t have resolve, but it was clear that when I said ” No, guns are bad.” he was hearing ” No, and you should be ashamed for asking.” Pretend play isn’t real. I Lay down ground rules and stick to them. For my family, that means only shooting outside.
One of the things I like to do with my kids and their Nerf blasters is target practice; it is a great outside activity. Not so they are more accurate when we have battles in the backyard but because it’s a wonderful exercise in concentration.
I provided my son with the materials, and he set up the activity. Here is what he did, and how you can do it too.
Shoot the water off and watch it splash!
After all the targets are hit, refill and take aim.