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Water Games

4/16/2010

Hot Day? Cool Off With These Water Games!
 
1. Balloon Squat Relay-
What is needed: 
   One water balloon per player, plus extra 
   Two or more groups of friends
How to play:
   Two or more teams line up. They pick up a water balloon and run to the finish line. There they sit on the water balloon and pop it, then they run back to the starting line and the next person goes. If their water balloon pops before they reach the finish line they must go back and get another. First team done wins!
 
2. Fill a Cup Relay-
What is needed: 
   Plastic cup 
   Large bucket of water 
   Sponge 
   Two or more groups of friends
How to play:
   You need a plastic cup & sponge for each team, and a bucket full of water. The second person in the line on the team, places the empty cup on their head. The first person runs back and forth from the bucket to the cup, squeezing the water out of the sponge into the cup. When the cup is full the second person empties it onto the first persons head. Then repeats the process using the second & third people, until the whole line has done it. The first line who is finished wins.
 
3. Ice Cube Melt Water Game-
 What is needed: 
   One ice cube per team; same size 
   A group of friends
How to play:
   The first person holds and rubs the ice cube until their hands get to cold. Then they pass it to the next person, and so on, until the ice cube melts. What ever team melts their ice cube first wins.
 
4. Over the River-
What is needed: 
   One hose with a water source 
   One person to control the stream of water 
   A group of friends
How to play:
   The person holds the stream of water very low to the ground and everyone lines up and skips over it. Then the stream gets inch higher, everyone skips over it. If anyone hits the stream, they are out. The last person is the winner.
 
5. Plug the Leak-
What is needed: 
   One cup with a hole in the bottom per team 
   One bucket of water per team 
   One empty bucket per team 
   Two or more groups of friends
How to play:
   The first person fills their cup and places it on their head trying to plug up the hole. They race to the empty bucket and pour their water into it. When both teams are finished, the team with the most water in what was their empty bucket wins.
 
6. Penny Toss-
 What is needed: 
   A bunch of pennies, half painted with white out 
   One pool 
   A group of friends
How to play:
   Toss all of the pennies into the pool. Allow a certain number of kids to go and get a penny at a time. If they come up with a penny that has been painted with white out they win a prize!
 
7. Raindrops Relay-
What is needed: 
   Two buckets per team, one filled with water 
   A plastic baggie per team 
   Two or more groups of friends
How to play:
   Put a bunch of pin holes in the plastic baggie. The group lines up sitting down, one in front of the other ~ so they are facing the back of the person in front of them. The bucket filled with water goes behind the last person, the empty bucket goes in front of the first person. This bucket should be marked at the halfway point. The baggie is given to the first person. When the race starts, the first person takes the baggie to the back bucket, fills it with water and then trys to get the water to the front bucket, but she has to carry it over the heads of her team. She dumps what water is left in her baggie into the front bucket. The line shifts up and she sits in the back. She then passes the baggie to the front person, and that person repeats the process. The winner is whatever group fills their front bucket to the halfway point first.
 
8. Sponge Relay-
What is needed: 
   One large sponge per team 
   One bucket of water per team 
   One obstacle course 
   Two or more groups of friends
How to play:
   Each person dunks their sponge in their bucket and places it on their head. They then proceed through the obstacle course as fast as they can with out dropping the sponge. If they drop the sponge they have to start all over and redunk their sponge. After getting through the course they pass the sponge to the next person who proceeds in the same fashion. The first team done wins.
 
9. Twister-
What is needed: 
   One hose with a water source 
   One twister game 
   One person in charge of the hose 
   A group of friends
How to play:
   This game is played the same way the regular twister game is played, only you continually wet down the game.
 
10. Water Balloon Toss-
What is needed: 
   Water balloons 
   A group of friends paired off
How to play:
   Each pair stands face to face with one holding a water balloon. They toss it to each other and then take one step back. Each time it is tossed they take one step back. The pair that has there water balloon intact the longest wins.
 
11. Water Balloon Volleyball-
What is needed: 
   A large amount of water balloons 
   Two sheets, or large towels 
   One volleyball net 
   Two groups of friends
How to play:
   Set up two teams with a sheet on either side of a net. While team members are holding on to the sides of the sheet, place 5 water balloons in the middle, have them toss the balloons to the other side. They must catch them with their sheet and toss them back over.
 
12. Duck Duck Splash-
What is needed: 
   One sponge 
   One bucket of water 
   A group of friends
How to play:
   This game is played the same way that Duck, Duck, Goose is played only you wring out the sponge on the persons head when you 'splash'.
 
13. Ice Cubes and Piggies-
What is needed: 
   Wading pool 
   Large bag of ice cubes 
   Two groups of friends
How to play:
   Using a child's wading pool throw some large ice cubes in and have a relay with teams as to who can take the most ice cubes out using only their toes or feet in a designated time period.
 
14. Water Limbo-
What is needed: 
   One garden hose with a source of water 
   One group of friends
How to play:
   Get a garden hose and turn it on full. Put your thumb over the left or right half of the opening to create one jet of water. Now you limbo under the water stream. Each time the group walks under the water you lower it. The losers are obvious because they get soaked.
 
15. Watermelon Relay-
What is needed: 
   One watermelon per team 
   One swimming pool 
   Two or more groups of friends
How to play:
   Each team lines up in the pool behind a floating watermelon. The first person in line pushes the watermelon to the other side and back, but must not have their feet touching the bottom of the pool when they are pushing. They then pass it to the next person. The first team done wins.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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