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How To Play Six Summer Water Games

These six water games will be a hit at any summer party.


  • Step 1: Fill the pool with water and ice cubes and supply everyone with a bucket. Have the players see how many ice cubes they can get in their bucket in 1 minute.
  • TIP: Make the game more challenging by having them pick the ice cubes up with their feet.
  • Step 2: Enjoy the summer and don’t forget to wear your sunscreen.
  • FACT: In 2008, Tom Sietas of Germany set a world record for holding his breath under water for 16 minutes and 13 seconds.
  • Step 3: Supply everyone with a bucket of water and a paintbrush. Let kids paint the sidewalk, bikes, or a fence without leaving a mess.
  • Step 4: Play water limbo. Hold a hose shooting a stream of water. Start with the hose raised high, and lower the stream after each round.
  • TIP: Tell them to rub the ice cube with their hands to melt faster.
  • Step 5: Arm each player with a water weapon, including balloons, squirt bottles, sponges, and squirt guns. Count to 10 and it's open season!
  • Step 6: Fill a small pool with bubble solution. Give the kids bubble blowers, coat hangers, or slotted spoons, and watch all the smiles appear as they make bubbles.
  • Step 7: Give each player an ice cube. The player who melts the ice cube first wins.

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