Splishin’ and Splashin’ – Great Pool Party Game Ideas

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It’s summer and it’s time for a pool party! Nothing helps pass the hot days like a dip in the pool. Send out your pool party invitations and let the water games begin.

Our party experts found some pool party games to keep things splishn’ and splashin’.

Doggy Paddle

This is a great for little ones still mastering swimming. Have the kids line up at the edge of the pool. Instruct them when to jump in when they hear the whistle and dog paddle all the way to the other end of the pool. Once they get to the other side, they jump out bark, and wag their “tail” (shake their bottoms). First one to complete the dog paddle, barking, and tail wagging wins!

Synchronized Swimmers

This is a really fun game for older kids. Divide the group into teams with equal number of members. Smaller groups will work easier for this contest. Give the groups a short amount of time to come up with a synchronized swim routine. Decide on a few parents to be the judges. Let each team perform their routine. The team with the most creative routine wins! You can allow for everyone to be a winner by having different categories to win like: most creative, best in sync, funniest etc.

Diving for Treasure

This is a great game for kids who are really comfortable in the water. Provide goggles for everyone. Divide the kids into teams and line each team up on opposite ends of the pool. Provide a basket to sit on each edge, one for each team. Toss a variety of treasures into the middle of the pool. You can select things that sink and float. Beach balls, rings, water wings, swim fins etc. Be sure to set a time limit! The team that collects the most treasures, wins!

Super Splash

This is a great game for intermediate swimmers. The goal is to see who can make the biggest splash. Divide the group into two teams. They’ll take turns being the splashers and the judges. Each child gets a turn to make the biggest splash with their dive, cannonball, or belly flop! Each person gets judged with a scoring system determined before the beginning of the contest. The person with the highest scoring splash is declared the winner! You can change this up by having several categories of diving.

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