Backyard Water Play


Cool off in the backyard with these 3 fun ways to play

by Pam Molnar

Tug-o-War

Start summer off with a splash. Break the group up into teams, find a long rope and stand on opposite sides of a kiddie pool filled with water. On go, see who will make the first splash of the summer.

Drip, Drip, Drop

Played like Duck, Duck, Goose, this is a fun game for a hot day. Instead of taping the players in the circle for ‘duck’, drip a little water from a sponge. When you choose a player to “goose”, yell ‘drop’ and squeeze the sponge over their head before you start running.

Water Gun Shooting Range

Gather empty water and soda bottles and set up on a deck railing or table edge. Fill your water gun and try to knock them over. On windy days, fill each bottle with an inch of water.


Check out the other 65 Days of Summer Fun ideas here.