Shooting and hitting just comes with the territory. Whether it’s a stick, an orange cone, a broom, a hand, or a real gun. There’s always someone or something to hit or shoot down. Part of the DNA, I think. So since there’s little way around it, we encourage it. It’s okay to hit a baseball, a pillow, the ground, or the playset. It’s not okay to hit people or living things. It’s okay to shoot the house with a water gun as long as the windows are closed. So the other day we made a game where you shoot down plastic containers. We even kept score each round with chalk on the sidewalk. Cheap fun on a hot day!