Water gun games are the perfect way to beat the heat! Simple summer fun at its finest. And what kid doesn’t enjoy squirting things with a water gun?
1) Spray Away
The object of the game? Have the kids try and knock off as many ping pong balls off the golf tees as they can with spray from a water gun.
2) Squirt Gun Races
The kids get to have a blast seeing who can squirt their way to the finish line first!
To set up this activity:
Make a small hole in the bottom of a plastic cup.
Run a long piece of sturdy string (twine or yarn would work too) from one end of the yard to the other end. String it through the cup before tying the string. I double knotted the ends to ensure they didn’t come undone.
Repeat for the number of kids participating in the race!
Have all the kids start at the same end of the yard with their water guns filled up. On your mark, get set, go! Who can squirt their cup to the end first?
3) Target Practice
I created targets on the fence using chalk. The object of the game? See who can hit as many targets as they can before the timer beeps!
4) Beach Ball Races
You’ll need an inflatable beach ball and a water gun for each player. Line up all the beach balls at the designated starting line. Say Go, and have the kids shoot the balls with their water guns. First one over the finish line wins!
5) Knock the Cups Down
Stack plastic cups into a pyramid shape. Use the water gun spray to knock them down. It doesn’t get much easier!
Let me know what you think and share your best water gun game ideas with everyone in the comments below.