Wading Pool Activities for Kids

Wet 'n' Wild Water Race

The wet 'n' wild water race brings kids the joy of running by the pool without the upset of getting shouted at by a lifeguard!

What You'll Need:

  • Friends
  • Wading pools or large tubs
  • Buckets
  • Water
  • Paper cups

On your mark ... get wet ... go! You and your friends should divide into two even-numbered teams. Place two pools or tubs side by side and fill each one with the same amount of water.

Put empty buckets side by side about 30 steps away from the pools. Each team should have its own pool and bucket. Every player should grab a paper cup and stand in a line beside their bucket. Then ... you're off!

The first kid in line for each team should run toward their pool, scoop up a cup of water as fast as possible, run back to their bucket, and dump the water in it.

Then the next kid in line should make a run for it and do the same thing. The first team to fill its bucket wins the race!

Kids can explore the mysteries of the shallows -- blindfolded! -- in the activity on the next page.

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