Stay Cool and Play: Best Water Games for Kids

Kiko Anderson
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Summertime is here, and with the weather getting hotter and hotter, what better way to cool off than by playing some water games? Outdoor water games are perfect for kids, as these activities not only keep them cool, but also help in enhancing their physical strength and mental agility. Not to mention, it’s a great way to spend time bonding with your little ones. Here are some of the best water games for kids that they will love!

1. Water Balloon Toss

Prepare a bucket of water balloons and form teams of two. Decide a distance for each team to stand facing each other. Then, they toss the balloon back and forth. After each successful toss, they take a step back. The team that does not pop their balloon is the winner. It’s a great game to encourage teamwork, hand-eye coordination, and lots of fun, of course.

2. Active Water Games for Kids 

A classic game of tag, but with water! Choose one person to be the “it” and start the game. The “it” must tag one of the other players with water, such as using a water gun, spray bottle, or even a water hose. The tagged player then becomes the new “it.” The game continues until everyone has had a turn being “it.” It’s a fun way to get active and stay cool at the same time.

3. Water Limbo

Think of classic limbo but with a twist. Instead of a stick, use a steady stream of water from a hose. Have your kids take turns to hold the hose while everyone else takes turns to go under the water stream. Lower the stream each time until only one person is left standing. It’s a playful way to challenge flexibility and coordination.

4. Kids Sponge Relay

Form teams of two or three players, and provide each team with a sponge. Place a bucket of water on one side of the playing area and an empty bucket on the other side. Each player has to take turns soaking the sponge in the bucket of water, running to the other side, squeezing the sponge into the empty container, and running back to tag their teammate who then repeats the process and so on. The team that fills their empty bucket first wins!

5. Water Gun Painting

If you are looking for a creative water game while keeping cool, try water gun painting. Fill up some water guns with paint and let your kids shoot the paint at an easel or piece of paper. The end result is a one-of-a-kind artwork. This game doubles the fun of watercolors, and your kids’ artistic skills will improve with their fine motor skills too.


These water games are just a glimpse of the summer fun your kids can enjoy, with even more options waiting to be explored. Always prioritize safety, especially around pools. Playdates offer wonderful bonding opportunities for your child and their friends, so don’t hesitate to join in the excitement. The joy of creating cherished memories with your loved ones is unparalleled. As you dive into summer adventures, consider Troomi Wireless—a secure smartphone for kids with parental controls and GPS location access. Just as you embrace these playful moments, Troomi Wireless ensures their safety while they savor the season’s delights.

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