What kid doesn’t love a water balloon fight on a hot summer day?
Unfortunately, filling up a bunch of balloons just so your kids can pop them is not only time-consuming, but all those broken balloons are not good for the environment. Besides, balloons are a major choking hazard, they can fit right on the airway and make a perfect seal, and the heimlich maneuver isn’t very effective.
Here is a clever alternative from the Queen of Clever Ideas, Martha Stewart (or more likely, someone who works for Martha.) Use biodegradable kitchen sponges to make sponge balls. Then give each kid a container of water and let them go at it.