Playing with water balloons is so much fun. Here are
25 Fun Water Balloon Games for this summer.
This list will provide you with a big variety of water balloon challenges, relay races, sports, and toss games for kids, toddlers, large groups, and adults.
Whether it is for your next summer camp, get-together, field trip or just playing with friends in the backyard we got you covered.
Let’s dive right in and get inspired by all these fun ways of playing with water balloons.
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Water Balloon Activities
In the following collection of water balloon games, we listed our favorite water balloon activities for you.
It includes everything from water balloon learning games, and obstacle courses, to the stomp game, and building your own water balloon slingshot.
You will find the perfect activity for every occasion for different groups and ages.
Fair warning: For those games, you can never have enough water balloons. And let’s face it filling them all up individually and by hand is simply too much work and takes forever!
Therefore I advise you to buy these awesome
that tie themselves. All you have to do is to huck them up to a water hose and fill them in bulks. They are such a time saver! water balloons
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Did you know you can paint with water balloons? You certainly can.
This summer activity makes an excellent water balloon party game for toddlers and preschoolers. They can practice their motor skills while creating art in the most simple way.
Learning can be fun, even in the summer. Try one of those creative learning games with your kids. They are awesome!
Build a water balloon obstacle course in your backyard or for your next summer camp and field trip.
This water activity is so much fun and a perfect water balloon game for groups.
By the way, not only young children enjoy this activity.
In the article below you can find an instruction on how to build an obstacle course with pipes. You can use pool noodles for it as well.
Now all you have to do is place two buckets on each end of the course. Fill one up with water balloons and let the players try to bring them safely to the other side.
This is the number one water balloon game for sure. No summer goes by without a classic water balloon fight.
And if you run out of balloons, do not worry the fight does not have to end. Simply put water guns next to your buckets.
The rules are the same as in the regular musical chair game besides that you place a water balloon on each chair.
In case your forgot the rules, take a look here in the link.
Piñatas are so much fun! Normally they are filled with candy but in our case, we used water balloons.
Blindfold your players and give them a stick. But for smaller children, it is rather challenging to hit the water balloon without seeing them. Therefore I recommend leaving this step out for toddlers and preschoolers.
Full instruction can be found here in the link.
Especially boys will love this activity. Build your own balloon slingshot and use it for the next water balloon fight.
It is actually easier than you expect it to be and brings many hours of play.
This water balloon game is super simple but challenging. You might know the classic egg spoon race. It is mainly nothing else besides using water balloons.
It is so much fun and the perfect water game for parties and larger groups.
Did you ever try to fill up your water slide with water balloons? It looks so much fun. We will try it this year!
Fair warning: this water balloon activity is messy! Make sure you have a water hose nearby.
Surprise: Your water balloons are filled up with shaving cream.
Find out how in the article below.
Use your beach towel and play Volleyball with help of your water balloons.
It makes a great water balloon game for youth groups since the difficulty level is a little bit higher!
Do you like baseball? Then try playing this summer with water balloons. It looks like so much fun!
Make one of these adorable toss boards and try this easy water balloon game for kids and adults.
Yo-Yos are so much fun, especially these water balloon yo-yos. They make the perfect water game for preschoolers.
There are two different approaches to a water balloon relay.
Either you make it a race as explained in the link, or the purpose is to run through an obstacle course towards a goal.
There is a water balloon waiting for every player. The player has to sit on it and pop it. As soon as this happened the player has to run back to the finish line.
Both options are a lot of fun!
I m sure you are familiar with the ankle stomp game. This is nothing different than simply using water balloons instead.
It is the perfect water balloon game for adults. But older children will enjoy it as well!
Simply play the hot potato game with the help of water balloons. If you forgot how to play this classic children's game take a look at the instructions here.
More Water Balloon Games for Kids and Adults
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Water Balloon Toys
For some of these fun water balloon games, you need a couple of assessors. Here is a list of
water balloon tools you will need for our summer activities.
You can find more great
here. Water Toys for Kids
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