Water Games for Kids

Water Balloon Cut-up

Prepare to get soaked with water balloon cut-up.
Prepare to get soaked with water balloon cut-up.

If you've ever tried to cut up a Polish sausage, you'll know the water balloon cut-up game -- except that the weenie you're about to carve is a water balloon. And the minute you cut into the "meat," you get wonderfully wet.

What You'll Need:

  • Water balloons
  • Hose and water
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic knives

Fill your paper plate with water weenies (long, thin balloons filled with cool water from the hose).

Take your plastic butter knife in hand and wait for the signal to start (have someone blow a whistle or just say "Go!"). The first person to "carve" five "weenies" wins the race.

No one to compete against? Race the clock instead. Set your best time, then see if you can beat it.

A hint: Have the water balloons (lots of them, at least 15 for each player) filled before you start the game.

Instead of crying over spilled water, have fun with it. Learn how to play the spoon spill game on the next page.

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