Mutual Activity: A good slippery slope in which to find yourself upon.
Here is a great end-of-summer Mutual Activity, the classic slip-&-slide.
When I was in California I saw a great one at a Stake Pioneer Day Celebration. It was about 45 feet long, and ran down a perfect grassy slope. As you can see in the picture, it was awesome! The Young Men were all over it. I have done a slip-&-slide with my kids, but never thought of it for a Mutual Activity.
At the Sons of Liberty Encampment they built the greatest Slip & slide ever. It was actually more like a temporary waterslide. Check out the video here (click on the “2008 water slide madness video” link)
I am guessing the Church risk management folks may not approve, but that is part of the appeal isn’t it.
Suitable for: Quorum or Whole Mutual.
Equipment: Need a water source & hose and a big sheet of plastic.
Cost: $10 for a large plastic sheet.
Prep time: half hour to get supplies before-hand, but I would make building it part of the activity.
- A gentle slope on grass is best, for obvious reasons steer clear of pavement
- Put a bit of diluted dish soap in a spray bottle, and coat the plastic for some really good sliding.
- The grass will look trashed when you are done, but it will bounce back quickly.
- Look for a way to secure the top of the plastic sheet, usually with stakes that can be pounded down below the surface they they will not injure the sliders.