Looking for easy water games for everyone to play?
Something that the old and the young can do together?
Activities that will provide enjoyment while memories are made and relationships strengthened?
Well, that’s what play and having fun can be used for.
And water games are a great way to build friendships and family bonds.
So what water games could everyone play?
Here I have a collection of easy water games that can easily be adapted for all ages with a few minor adjustments.
A huge bonus is that all of these easy water games are inexpensive with low preparation too.
One that I didn’t include here, but it’s a great game, is Water Fun with Balloon Volley Ball You could have teams divided into two, with a rope strung across the middle to serve as a net, or simply let there be teams of two’s. Anything goes, just so they are having fun.
Now onto the water games!
Water Balloon Toss
Simply fill water balloons and divide into teams to toss the water balloons to designated teammates, or as determined by the kids for pure fun. Sometimes less regimented makes for better play.
Mom is a better catch than this, but it depends on the thrower.
Notice how prepared her son is, hahaha, the goggles are upside down.
I love how the balloon is going behind her, heeheeWow, taking turns, how did she talk them into that?
Batting the Water Balloons
If you don’t enjoy filling up all those tiny balloons and then trying to tie them off and pinching your fingers, THIS is the perfect solution.
For an over-sized plastic bat, HERE is a great one.
This was a fav! We filled the balloons with water, tied on varying length of string then tied them to the swing set bar.
Each kid took a turn with a bat.
If you have older kids, simple tie it to a higher bar/blindfold them to make it even more difficult.
What a fun game for adults and teens too! Batter Up!
SWWIINNGGGG batter! Working on getting contact.Oh, look at that concentration!
Water Gun Squirting Game
Line up VERY LIGHT WEIGHT cups.
Each participant was given a filled squirt gun and there was a bucket of water near by to refill the cups easily as they were shot over.
One, two, three and shoot away!!!
Love the stance of each, lol
HERE are some really awesome squirt guns you might want to check out –
Stand-by’s like the SLIP AND SLIDE are always a hit!
Don’t forget the old stand by water games – they are still around for a reason!
A few options for this relay are:
1- With the buckets, fill one with water and divide the kids into teams.
You will need 2 buckets per team for this game and one spoon.
The filled buckets are placed by the team and all are lined up behind the bucket, with each team about 5 feet apart from each other.
The empty bucket, one per team, is placed about 10 feet from the filled bucket and from the lined up team members.
At the GO the first person on each team dips their spoon into the water, races to the empty bucket to empty the water (whatever is left after running, lol) and races back to hand the spoon to the next person in line, the goes to the back of the line. The other team is doing the same.
The race is over when the filled bucket is empty. Only put as much water in the bucket as appropriate for the age playing the game.
2- The other option for this game is to do this with the water balls.
Instead of using the spoon, the ball is dipped into the water, squeezed out into the empty bucket at the other end, then handed off to the next player.
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2018
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