Field or flat area that can get wet ; sponges ; buckets The object of the Air Raid Water Game is to get from to finish line without getting hit by a wet sponge while going from obstacle to obstacle. First begin by marking out a starting line and a finishing line approximately 50 feet apart.Find 5 or 6 obstacles …Read More
Water Games to play on hot days!
What's the one thing you can count on in the summer? It's going to be hot! These water games are a great way to cool your kiddos off whether you have a pool, a sprinkler, or just a hose.
A few things to consider before you play:
- For water tag games, consider using big pieces of sponges versus water balloons, which sometimes can really sting.
- You can modify just about any game to include a "hose down" area or component. Got tagged? You get a bucket of water dumped on you? Were you the first one out? You have to dunk your head in a bucket of water. Did you win the game? You get to pour water on your head.
- Consider "wet areas" in highly active games that are "slow down" zones. Large wet areas can be a bit of a slip hazard, so use your judgement.
alka seltzer tablets, string, waterguns. Instead of water guns, small plastic bags filled with water and a small hole can be used. You squeeze the bag to make it spray the water. To disolve the necklaces of the opposing team and keep your own necklace intact. We usually have a “water day” and the kids bring in their water guns …Read More
Water balloons Buckets Have the most water balloons in the bucket before times run out. Split children up into partners however many as necessary. Then put them next to their bucket of water balloons. This is a relay race so have another bucket abouy 15 feet away. The players have to put the water balloon between both of their backs …Read More
Water Balloons Divide the group into equal teams. Partially fill the balloon with water and give each team a balloon. The team members sit down in straight lines. On “GO”, the first person on each team places the balloon between his feet and, using only his feet, passes the balloon over his head to the next person in line, who …Read More
swimming pool and kids who can swim get everyone on your team. Battleships and Submarines: (Best swimming pool game) The kids are divided into two teams, the battleships and the submarines. One team lines up on one wall of the swimming pool (the wall is their base) and the other team lines up across from them on the other side …Read More
1 beach towel for every 2 people. Water Balloons (large balloons tend to be more fun!). A Volleyball net. Like Volleyball the object is to score the most points and get the other team wet at the same time. Form 2 teams. Have each team stand on either side of the volleyball net. Have each team divide into pairs. Each …Read More
For Blanket Balloon Toss, have all players stand around a blanket holding onto the edge. The leader of the game (not holding blanket) will launch (by catapult or throwing) water balloons into the air.The team must cooperate to get under the balloon and catch the balloon and re-launch it into the sky.Give the group different challenges: launch the balloon as …Read More
whip cream squirt guns water be the first team to wash all of the whip cream off of the persons face. People are split up into two teams and one person is picked from each group. The person that is picked then must get a scoop of whip cream on their nose. then get on their knees. The other people …Read More
2 large buckets (trash can size) per team. 1 bucket w/ holes per team. Form teams of about 6-10 people. Fill 1 of the large buckets full of water. Place the bucket full of water and the empty bucket about 10-20 feet apart (depending on how many people you have per team). Each team lines up in between the buckets. …Read More
To start the Firemen’s Water Relay, form a line with your first player positioned about 10 feet from a water hose. Each player is given a cup.One person controls the hose and is responsible for “passing” the water stream into the cup of the first person in line.The first person in line will pass the water by pouring the water …Read More
Bingo Game Dry ease markers Grease Markers Plastic Table Cloth Prizes for winner… Playing 3 rounds is good to get everyone started. To YELL BINGO ! and keep the teens involved in BINGO ! Photo copy some bingo game boards or papers ( you can find most at a dollar store ) Clear Plastic Table Covers. Dry erase markers. Place …Read More
Water balloons, radio, Get each other wet! Played just like Hot Potato! Campers get in a circle and start passing the water balloon around when the music begins. When the music stops they get to break the water balloon on the person’s head to their left! Each time we started a new balloon we changed the song to keep it …Read More
Water color paint Cups/water guns Pails of water as water source Splash opposing teams painted man to get his paint to run off Select a couple kids to be painted their team colors with watercolor Get everyone else to splash the painted men, team with the most paint on their person winsRead More
A whole lot of water balloons, or sponges, and buckets of water to keep them in. On the last day of camp we filled up 2 water balloons for each camper (teenagers) and lined them up in two lines. We made all the counselors and camp staff “run the gauntlet” and the kids got a free shot at their counselors. …Read More
Divide the campers into two teams and have them line up behind a starting line. Each team gets a small empty bucket and a large sponge. At the finish line, place two larger buckets filled with water. Tell the campers that on the word go, the first person in line must run to his/her team’s water bucket, dunk the sponge …Read More
Large sheet of Visquene/slip’n’slide, 2 buckets, 2 sponges, 2 hoses, dish soap to make it slippery For this game we set up a sheet of black plastic Visquene (or whatever it’s called) that was wide enough for two kids to slide on at once. We divided the kids into two teams and gave each team a sponge and a hose. …Read More
Collect a t-shirt from each camper the day before your activity. Put the shirt in a Ziploc bag with the person’s on it. Do not tell anyone about the game in advance! When you have all the t-shirts, fill the bag with water and freeze them solid. Bring out the frozen bags at your activity and pass back out to …Read More
Bucket of water. Cup. List of animals. Win the race. Here is the scenario: The jungle is on fire, and the animals must keep themselves wet to avoid being burned. This is a relay race. You need a bucket of water and a cup per team. Set the water bucket and the cup about 15-20 yards away from each team. …Read More
Get as many players to score- like in regular baseball Play Ball!! Split up the campers into two teams (in regular baseball there are outfielders, but in this game the more infielders the better!) Each team has 3 outs like usual. Here’s how it works: The batting team sends up a player to home plate. On the home plate there …Read More
Split the kids up into 2 teams (any size is good). Have sheets held up over a line (could use a volleyball net to hold them up) to block the view of the 2 teams. Each team lays down 6-8 players. The remaining players on the teams then proceed to throw water balloons over the sheet. A judge keeps eye …Read More
Water balloons Get everyone wet! Great Leader vs. Kids Game and everyone can get wet. Have all the leaders line up at the front of playing area and all the kids gather together about 10 to 15 feet away. Each leader throws a water balloon in the air above the kids for the children to try to catch. If someone …Read More
Water balloons, water guns, hoses, and an obstacle course Have fun!!! Get a wide veriety of water balloons, small water guns, and hoses. Then, give the kids a sort of obstacle course that’s easy to run around in. On the count of three, let them just run through the course trying to spray each other. The only purpose of this …Read More
slip and slide cooler or large bucket sprinkler kiddie pool water source kick ball bases to get wet and have a great time playing kickball Before Play Begins–Set up your 4 bases for kick ball From home base–have a sprinkler of some kind that the children run through to get to first base. At second base–have a large bucket or …Read More
4 water basins, wiffle balls, wiffle ball bats, water pitchers, or small pool filled with water to keep bases filled. You can also save milk jugs, clean, rinse, fill with water for the games. Ask people to save them ahead of time… This game was created by Gina Orio Goetschius, with her creative mind, and wacky fun ideas, for the …Read More
Pool noodles and a pool Have fun!! If you’ve ever played Whack-a-Mole, then you’ll probably catch onto this quickly. Kids try swim underwater from one side of the pool to the other, with one kid using a pool noodle to whack the kids that surface out of the water. The kids that get whacked also become whackers until there is …Read More