As the summer season approaches, families are looking for fun and exciting ways to beat the heat. What better way to do that than by engaging in some awesome water games? Whether you have a backyard pool or are planning a day at the beach, here are 15 water games that will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family.
1. Water Balloon Toss
Water balloon toss is a classic game that never gets old. Fill up a bunch of balloons with water and have family members pair up. Stand a few feet apart and toss the water balloon back and forth. The pair that successfully catches the balloon without it bursting wins!
2. Slip ‘n Slide
The Slip ‘n Slide is a must-have for any backyard water game extravaganza. Set up the slide on a grassy area, hook up the hose, and get ready for some slippery fun. Kids and adults alike will love sliding down this wet and wild ride.
3. Water Gun Tag
Water gun tag adds an element of excitement and strategy to the traditional game of tag. Arm each family member with a water gun and designate one person as “it.” The goal is to tag other family members by squirting them with water. The last person to be tagged becomes the new “it.”
4. Sponge Relay Race
Divide the family into teams and set up two buckets at opposite ends of the yard. Fill one bucket with water and leave the other one empty. Each team member must soak a sponge in the water and run to the empty bucket to squeeze out the water. The team that fills their bucket first wins.
5. Water Limbo
Who says limbo is only for dry land? Set up a sprinkler and have family members take turns going under it while doing the limbo. Lower the sprinkler each round to make it more challenging. The person who can go the lowest without getting wet wins.
6. Water Balloon Piñata
Hang a water-filled balloon from a tree branch or clothesline and blindfold one family member at a time. Armed with a bat or stick, they must try to burst the balloon. Make sure everyone gets a turn, and the person who bursts the most balloons wins.
7. Duck, Duck, Splash!
A wet twist on the classic game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Instead of tapping heads, the person going around the circle splashes water on each person while saying “duck.” When they finally choose someone as the “goose,” they pour an entire bucket of water on their head.
8. Water Volleyball
If you have a pool, set up a net and play a game of water volleyball. This is a great way to cool off, stay active, and bond as a family. Divide into teams and try to keep the ball from touching the water on your side of the net.
9. Water Balloon Baseball
Use water balloons instead of baseballs and set up bases in your backyard. Pitch the water balloon, and the batter must try to hit it with a plastic bat. If the balloon bursts, they have to run to the next base before the opposing team retrieves the pieces. It’s a wet and wild version of the classic game.
These 15 awesome water games are guaranteed to make this summer the best one yet for your family. So, grab your swimsuits, get outside, and get ready for some splashing fun!