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Splash Golf

Add a little splash to your golf game. Credit: Amazon.com
Too hot for a rousing round of golf on the links -- or even the mini-golf course? Take your game to the pool!
Splash Golf from Prime Time Toys challenges players to hit a...
Can you get a hole in one? Test your game with this pool toy.

How to Play: Trash Target

This is war! Credit: Graela, Flickr
What you need: You need water balloons and trash can lids.
How to play: Divide the children into two teams. Have the teams face each other with about 20 feet in between them. The rules: The...
This is a game with water balloons where the object is not to get hit with them!

How to Play: Fabulous Frozen Feet

What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold! Credit: Darrren Hester, Flickr
What you need: You need a kiddie pool, empty buckets or bowls, and a large bag of ice. How to play: Have the children sit around the kiddie pool. Give each player an empty...
What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold!

How to Play: Hole in the Bucket

Holes in the coffee cans ensure that extra bit of fun! Credit: vfowler, Flickr
What you need: You need two large coffee cans, three large trash cans or 30-gallon tubs, and a water source. How to play: To prep the coffee cans for the game,...

How to Play: Wet Sweatshirt Dunk Relay

From sweatshirt to wet shirt! Credit: El Negro Magnifico, Flickr
What you need: You need buckets, water, and a large sweatshirt for each team. How to play: Divide the children up into equally numbered teams. Players should be wearing clothes...

How to Play: Water Limbo

How low can you go? Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You will need a water hose. How to play: Line up the children in a grassy area, as if they were playing traditional limbo. An adult will hold the hose, creating a limbo stick out of the...

How to Play: Water Bomb Target

Bomb your target! Credit: Yersinia, Flickr
What you need: You need water bombs, targets and trees or playground equipment. How to play: This game can be played by individual players or by teams. Hang up the targets on trees or playground...

How to Play: Cold Potato

Pass it along. Credit: ecstaticist, Flickr
What you need: You will need a few water balloons. How to play: Have the children sit in a circle outdoors. They will pass the "cold potato", or water balloon around the circle by tossing the water...

How to Play: Water Toss

Zip it up! Credit: tanakawho, Flickr What you need: You need resealable plastic bags and buckets of water. How to play: Dip each bag into a bucket of water to fill it up and then seal it. Make enough bags for each player and to...

How to Play: Water Balloon Volley

Splash! Credit: eflon, Flickr
What you need: You will need a bucket full of water balloons and beach towels. A volleyball net is optional. How to play: Divide the children into two teams, and then pair up team members. Give each pair a beach...

How to Play: Bucket Brigade

Fill it up! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You will need four kiddie pools or large buckets, and a regular-sized bucket for each player.
How to play: Divide kids into two teams, and line them up from the starting line to the finish...

How to Play: Over/Under Game

Soak them up and squeeze! Credit: Mimi K, Flickr
What you need: You need two buckets of water, two sponges and two pitchers. How to play: Divide kids into two teams and have them stand in two single-file lines. At the front of each line,...

How to Play: Fill the Bottle

Fill it, don't spill it! Credit: Corbis
What you need: You need paper cups, two 20 oz. plastic bottles, and two buckets of water. How to play: Establish a finish line about 20 feet from the game play area. Place the two buckets of water at...

How to Play: Water Brigade

Fill the bucket and have some fun. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You will need four buckets and, depending on the variation you are playing, a small cup, spoon, bowl, pie plate, or Tupperware container.
How to play: Divide the children...

How to Play: Jump Rope Water Splash

Jump rope without spilling any water. Credit: Corbis
What you need: You need a jump rope, plastic cups, and water. How to play: Give each child a cup filled with water. Designate two people to swing the jump rope. The rules: One at a...

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