Water Games

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Get wet games for a hot summers day.


2 buckets and 1 jumbo sponge per team and water - Towels and a change of clothes - maybe!!!

Tray and selection of plastic cups per team


Cups on a tray
Relay race, full bucket at one end empty at the other, one at a time, player fill cups, carry on tray to other end, empty into empty bucket, most water wins

Over and Under
Similar to the game where you pass a ball over head then between legs but instead of a ball a wet sponge is used and dunked on water every time it gets back to the front of the line.

Fill the Bucket (1)
player 1 soaks sponge runs to empty bucket at other end of playing area and squeezes out all the water into empty bucket. Runs back and hands sponge to next player who repeats above. Each player goes twice.

Fill the Bucket (2)
Players stand in a line between 2 buckets at either end of the playing area. Player 1 (nearest full bucket) dunks sponge and passes to next player who passes on etc until sponge reaches other bucket where sponge is rung out. Player runs to start dunks sponge in bucket and above is repeated until all players back to start position.

Water Cup Derby
Relay Race, full bucket at start, empty at the end, fill the cup with water, put it over their head and run to the bucket and pour it in. Run back and tag next person. Most water wins

Water Fight
Teams face each other accross playing area. Player 1 from each team dunks sponge and throws to other team. If sponge is caught catching team wins a point. Repeat until water runs out.

Alternate way to set up a water fight "game"

Last Game
Children to ‘wait’ while Leaders set up next game! Leaders run up and throw water on them shouting WATER FIGHT! water fight until water runs out.

*attached document is a water games evening where water balloons were used, filled approx 200 balloons, recommend if have plenty of time before hand :)*

2nd attachment is edited version without water ballons


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