Who doesn’t love a little water balloon fun? With summertime just around the corner, I wanted to share these 9 super wet and wild water balloon games. Spend less than $5 on water balloons, turn up some tunes, and get crazy with these silly games.
Several of these activities work really well with more than two children, so if you live in a kid-filled neighborhood or on a rowdy block, gather up all the youngsters to play together.
9 Wet and wild water balloon games
- Find a flat spot either in your yard or on your driveway, set out ten or more water balloons on the ground and have the kids run through them trying not to step on any. Play some fun, fast music in the background.
- Hang some full water balloons from a make-shift clothes line (or an actual clothes line if you’ve got one). Give the kids a plastic bat or any other object you already have at the house and let them try and bust the balloon like a pinata.
- Blind fold two kids and let them play catch
- Simply lay a bunch of water balloons on the ground and let the kids stomp on them until they all bust
- Let the kids play water balloon hot potato where they pass the balloon around to music. When the music stops, the child holding the balloon is out. Also, if the balloon pops while a child is holding it, that particular child is out. The one left standing is the winner
- Have the children fill up the water balloons with a hose, and whoever fills his/her balloon up the fullest without it popping wins
- Water balloon volleyball using towels to catch and toss the water balloons
- Let the kids play water balloon dodge ball. It’s just like the original, but you’re using water balloons instead of balls.
- Play a game of baseball with water balloons and a plastic bat. The game will go longer if you play on grass. There are a number of opportunities for the balloon to pop. One way or another, somebody will get soaked.
Have fun and expect to get wet!
*If you make this an all-out water balloon field day, you could distribute inexpensive prizes like Popsicles, small bottles of bubbles, $1 toys, etc.