Water Fun Activities for Kids

Water Balloon Battle

Nobody has to tell you how much fun a water balloon battle can be when summer temperatures are soaring. But this water fun activity has a twist that can make the war more interesting for kids.

What You'll Need:

  • Water balloons
  • Hose
  • Grassy yard
  • Buckets
  • Plastic forks
  • Clean-up trash bag

Step 1: Divide players into two even teams. One side will be the offense and the other the defense. (Don't worry; you can switch after the first round.)

Step 2: The offense launches a water balloon barrage -- as many water balloons as players can send soaring in two minutes flat!

Step 3: The defense takes the wet and wild abuse without budging from their line. But here's the twist. Each member of the defensive team is issued a plastic fork. Defense players can reach out and pop the balloon before it hits them, if their aim is quick and true.

Step 4: The team with the most balloons across the defensive line (balloons missed by forks) wins the game.

Step 5: Don't forget to clean up the balloon bits after you finish your game.

This game is a lot more fun if you fill and place at least 100 water balloons for each side in buckets before you start the game.

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