11 Water Balloons Games Your Kids Will Love

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

We know you'll probably be home more this summer than any other, so let's make the absolute best of it.

Water balloons make every activity more fun. We found 11 games your kids will love this summer. Have a water balloon theme day, or spread them out throughout the summer!

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1. Water Balloon Toss

Stand across from your partner and try to toss and catch the water balloon. Take a step back between each turn, and see how far you can make it!

2. Water Balloon Hot Potato

Have two people toss the water balloon back and forth while the music plays. When the music stops, whoever is stuck with the water balloon has to break it over their head!

3. Water Balloon Ring Toss

Have one child hold a hula hoop, or other circular object, and another try to make it through the hoop for points.

4. Water Balloon Back-to-Back Challenge

Have two people try to hold a water balloon between their backs and get to the finish line without popping it. If you have enough people, you can turn this into a race!

5. Water Balloon Painting

Dip the water balloons in washable paint and create a masterpiece like no other!

6. Water Balloon Roll

Whoever rolls their water balloon the farthest wins. You can also try to set up some objects to knock down for a bowling game.

7. Water Balloon Dodge Ball

This playground favorite is even more fun with water balloons. If you get hit by an opposing team member, you're out. 

8. Fill the Bucket

Each person uses water balloons to fill up a bucket.  Whoever fills up the bucket first wins.

9. Water Balloon YoYo

Cut a rubberband in half and attach it to the water balloon.  Whoever can yo-yo the longest without breaking their balloon wins!

10. Water Balloon Tag

Whoever is “it” carries the water balloon. If you get hit and the balloon breaks then, you're it!

11. How Far Can You Throw?

Whoever can throw their balloon the farthest without popping it, wins!

Stock up on water balloons!

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