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35 Fun Backyard Water Games for Kids

35 Fun Backyard Water Games For Kids

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Backyard Water Games For Kids

Looking for some cool backyard water games for kids to entertain your family, and the rest of the neighborhood? We’ve got the games for you.

Summertime means backyard barbecues, pool time and of course, playing in the water! If you’re looking for some fun new games to keep the kiddos entertained, look no further! We’ve gathered 35 of the best backyard water games for kids of all ages. Whether your little one is just learning to swim or a pro at water polo, we’ve got something for everyone. So get ready to get wet and have some fun!

1. Water Splash Pad Fun

If you have a backyard splash pad or pool, there are endless possibilities for water fun! But if you need some inspiration, here are a few ideas to get you started:

– Set up an obstacle course using hula hoops, noodles, and other pool toys. Time each child to see who can make it through the course the fastest.

– Have a treasure hunt! Hide plastic toys or coins around the splash pad or pool and let the kids search for them.

– See who can create the biggest splash! Line up the kids at one end of the pool or splash pad and have them take turns jumping in to make a big splash.

– See how long each child can float on their back without moving their arms or legs.

2. Water Balloon Fun

Water balloons are always a hit with kids (and adults)! Here are a few fun ideas for playing with water balloons:

– Have a water balloon toss! Pair up the kids and have them stand across from each other. They will take turns tossing the water balloon to each other, trying not to drop it. If the balloon pops, they are out of the game. The last team standing is the winner!

– See who can keep a water balloon in the air the longest! Have the kids stand in a circle and toss the balloon to each other, trying not to let it touch the ground.

– Have a water balloon relay race! Divide the kids into teams and line them up at one end of the yard. Each team will have a bucket of water balloons. The first player in each team will race to the other end of the yard, fill up their balloon, and then race back to tag the next player in line. The first team to finish is the winner!

– Play a game of water balloon darts! Hang a target on a fence or tree and see who can score the most points by throwing water balloons at the target.

3. Water Sprinkler Fun

Who doesn’t love running through a sprinkler on a hot summer day? If you have a sprinkler, here are a few ideas for fun games to play:

– See who can run through the sprinkler the longest! Set a timer and see who can last the longest without getting out of the way of the sprinkler.

– Have a race! See who can run from one end of the yard to the other and back again the fastest passing through the sprinkler.

– Try to catch the water droplets! Place a bucket at one end of the sprinkler and see how many water droplets you can catch in the bucket.

– See how far you can jump! Place a marker at one end of the sprinkler and see how far you can jump from the other side.

– Try to balance a ball on your head while you run through the sprinkler!

4. Water Gun Fun

Water guns are always a lot of fun for kids (and most adults)! If you have water guns, here are a few ideas for fun games to play:

– Have a water gun fight! This is a classic summertime activity that is always sure to be a hit.

– Play a game of water gun tag! One person is “it” and tries to tag the other players with a stream of water from their water gun. The other players must avoid being tagged.

– See who can shoot the farthest! Have the kids line up and take turns shooting their water guns to see who can shoot the farthest.

– See who can shoot the most targets! Set up targets around the yard and see who can hit the most targets with their water gun.

– Have a water gun relay race! Divide the kids into teams and line them up at one end of the yard. Each team will have a bucket of water and a water gun. The first player in each team will fill up their water gun and then race to the other end of the yard where they will squirt the water into a bucket. The next player in line will do the same thing and so on until the bucket is full. The first team to finish is the winner!

5. Slip ‘N Slide Fun

Slip ‘n slides are always cool excitement with kids! If you have a slip ‘n slide, here are a few ideas for fun games to play:

– See who can slide the farthest! Have the kids line up and take turns sliding down the slip ‘n slide. The one who slides the farthest is the winner!

– See who can slide the fastest! Set up a stopwatch and see who can slide down the slip ‘n slide the fastest.

– See who can make the biggest splash! Have the kids line up at one end of the slip ‘n slide and see who can make the biggest splash when they land in the pool of water at the other end.

– Have a slip ‘n slide race! Divide the kids into teams and line them up at one end of the slip ‘n slide. Each team will have a pool of water at the other end. The first player in each team will slide down the slip ‘n slide and then fill up their team’s pool with water from a hose. The next player in line will do the same thing and so on until the pool is full. The first team to finish is the winner!

6. Water Bucket Fun

If you have a water bucket, here are a few ideas for fun games to play:

– See who can fill up the bucket the fastest! Set a timer and see who can fill up the bucket with water from the hose the fastest.

– See who can carry the bucket the farthest! Have the kids line up and take turns carrying the bucket of water around the yard. The one who carries it the farthest is the winner! You have to still have water in your bucket to win.

– See who can keep the bucket on their head the longest! Place a water bucket full of water on each kid’s head and see who can keep it there the longest without it falling off.

– Have a water relay race! Divide the kids into teams and line them up at one end of the yard. Each team will have a bucket of water and a sponge. The first player in each team will soak their sponge in the bucket of water and then run to the other end of the yard where they will squeeze the sponge into another bucket. The next player in line will do the same thing and so on until the second bucket is full. The first team to finish is the winner!

7. Pool Fun

If you have a pool, here are a few ideas for fun games to play:

– See who can dive for objects thrown in the pool! Have the kids line up at one end of the pool and take turns diving for objects that are thrown into the pool. The one who retrieves the most objects is the winner!

– See who can float the longest! Get in the pool and see who can float on their back the longest without moving.

– See who can hold their breath the longest! Get in the pool and see who can hold their breath underwater the longest.

– Have a race! See who can swim from one end of the pool to the other and back again the fastest.

– Play Marco Polo! One person is “it” and tries to tag the other players with their hands. The other players must avoid being tagged.

– Have a pool noodle fight! Get in the pool and have a fight with pool noodles. Try to hit your opponents with the noodles while avoiding being hit yourself.

– Play water basketball! Get a small basketball and a plastic hoop and see how many baskets you can make.

– Play water volleyball! Get a beach ball and a net and see how many times you can hit the ball over the net.

8. Garden Hose Fun

If you have a garden hose, here are a few ideas for fun games to play:

– See who can spray the farthest! Have the kids line up and take turns spraying the water from the hose. The one who sprays the farthest is the winner!

– See who can spray the most targets! Set up targets around the yard and see who can hit the most targets with the water from the hose.

– Have a hose relay race! Divide the kids into teams and line them up at one end of the yard. Each team will have a bucket of water and a garden hose. The first player in each team will turn on the hose and spray water into the bucket. The next player in line will do the same thing and so on until the bucket is full. The first team to finish is the winner!

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Conclusion

There are many fun games that kids can play with water. These games will help them stay cool and have fun in the summertime heat!

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