Water Games for ALL Ages playing with squirt guns, batting at filled water balloons with plastic baseball bats, playing on a slip and slide, water relays and other water games

EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

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Water Games for ALL Ages playing with squirt guns, batting at filled water balloons with plastic baseball bats, playing on a slip and slide, water relays and other water games

It’s Water Fun for all ages

 EASY Water Games for EVERYONE

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.  EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

Notice how prepared her son is, hahaha, the goggles are upside down.

EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!I love how the balloon is going behind her, heeheeEASY Water Games for EVERYONE!Wow, taking turns, how did she talk them into that?EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

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!EASY Water Games for EVERYONE! Batter Up!

EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

Let’s Get Wet! Water games and fun

SWWIINNGGGG batter! Working on getting contact.EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!Oh, look at that concentration!EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

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 –

EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

Stand-by’s like the SLIP AND SLIDE are always a hit!

Click to see the Slip ‘n Slide it’s always in style.EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!My daughter-in-law Tawni brought along her slip ‘n slide and they kids had a great time with it.

EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

Water FUN Play

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.EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!



Sometimes the best is just letting the kids have fun with the sprinklers, buckets and whatever is out!EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!Just look at those smiles!

EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!EASY Water Games for EVERYONE!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2018

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Life Guard and Pool Safety Tips

23 Life Guard Tips

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Life Guard and Pool Safety Tips

How To Have Fun And Be Safe At The Pool

Summer Water Safety

I do NOT swim well, therefore my kids DO!  It truly paid off.  As an example, one of my sons, when he was about ten years old saved the life of a younger boy because he knew how to swim. 

 Do you and your kids spend much time at the pools?

 Because water safety and cooperating with the lifeguards when you are at the public and private pools are so important, I put together a list to help make swim time more fun for everyone – lifeguards included 🙂

Here is a list of 23 Water Safety Tips.  Please share these with your family so they can be safe, and others will be too! 

A Lifeguard’s Suggestions/Requests/Appeals

1- Lifeguards are not babysitters. Please keep track of your child at the pool.

2- Don’t let your child float around alone in a life jacket, or floaties, thinking they are safe.

3- Do not talk to the life guard while on they are on the stand/chair- and on duty.

4- Do not argue with a lifeguard if one goes in to ‘save’ your child. They must have felt your child was in danger and there is not a charge for this service, so THANK THEM, do not argue about it.

5- Even if you consider your child a strong swimmer, please watch and pay attention to where they are at all times.

6- Make sure your child knows where you will be so if help is needed, or they simply want you, they can find you.

7- Do not hover, tread water or stay under the life guard chair/stand because if they have to go in for a ‘save’ they may accidentally jump onto you, or your head while going to help a swimmer in distress.

8- Do not be a ‘Good Samaritan’. If you are not properly trained and attempt to help a hurt swimmer, you could actually make it worse. For example if the swimmer has a head-neck-or back injury, your attempt to ‘help’ may cause serious physical damage. Call attention of the problem to a lifeguard if they are not aware of the injured swimmer.

9- Read and be aware of the rules of the pool, no matter how old you are, or how good a swimmer you may be. They are there for a reason –protection and safety.

10- Do not splash, flirt with or distract the lifeguards. Their job is serious and they are paid to be attentive to the swimmers in the pool.

11- Please put non-potty trained babies and children in swim diapers.

12- Frequently ask your child if they need to use the bathroom. Often they are too busy playing in the water to get out in time for a potty break.

13- Do NOT eat in the pool – yucky for everyone else.

14- Check pool facility for slide rules. It is generally a rule that a person cannot catch your child as they come off the water slide. If the child cannot swim safety by them self to the side, they are not ready for this activity.

15- It is against all pool rules to catch a child jumping off the diving board.

16- If you have a complaint or concern, find the manager, supervisor or head life guard. The life guard does not generally deal with complaints; and again, they are on duty.

17- All pools have the rule against foul language as it is a family oriented facility. Contact the management, supervisor, or head life guard if issues of this nature occur.

18 – Please, pretty please clean up after yourself – the lifeguards are not a cleaning service.  

 More Safety Tips:

19- Help your child(ren) enjoy the sun by using/providing sufficient sunscreen.

20- Make sure your child(ren) drinks enough water. A child (or adult for that matter) becomes cranky and unpleasant when they are actually dehydrated.  I read that chocolate milk is actually better to hydrate and restore lost nutrients than sports drinks.

21- Use care not to let your child get too hot. Check for flushed face, sweating, complaining of heat, or extremely irritable. If this happens, ask a lifeguard for help. Your child may be suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

22- Check to see if your child is too cold, even when it is hot outside. If they are shivering, lips are turning blue, finger tips are turning purple or blue, not moving very much in the water. This could be hypothermia. Again, contact a lifeguard.

23Have FUN and ENJOY the WATER & SUN safely!!!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today