10 Fun Water Games For Teens To Beat The Heat

Water Games To For Teens

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When the summer heat soars, all you can think about is splashing around in some water. It is the perfect time to have some family fun and cool off with the kids is by playing some water games. After all, even teens enjoy water games and activities as much as kids. And you don’t always need a pool to make a splash. There are tons of activities that can provide both entertainment and exercise to the teens without the need of a pool. And most of the materials you need are probably at home. So, here are ten water games and activities that you will have a blast playing.

10 Fun Water Games For Teens

1. Hold The Water:

Hold The Water

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You Will Need:

  • Chairs
  • Towels
  • Large plastic cups or bowls
  • Jugs of water
  • Measuring jug or a bucket of water

How To:

  1. Divide the teens into teams of 4 or 5.
  1. Give each player a plastic cup and each team of a jug of water and a chair.
  1. Taking turns, tell one player to stand on the chair with the jug of water and another player to lay on the floor with his/her head close to the chair. Now tell him to place a cup on the head and close the eyes.
  1. The player standing on the chair has to close the eyes and pour the water until the cup fills.
  1. Once the cup fills, the player has to take the place of the player standing on the chair.
  1. The game will continue until everyone gets a chance to be the pourer.

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2. Spongehead:

Spongehead

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You Will Need:

  • Large sponges
  • Small buckets
  • Water
  • Large buckets
  • Towels
  • Measuring jug

How To:

  1. Fill the large buckets with water and put a sponge in each of them.
  1. Place the small buckets parallel to the large buckets, around 20 yards away.
  1. Split the teens into two teams and tell each team to stand in a queue behind the large bucket.
  1. The first person from each time has to pick up the sponge, place on his head and run towards the smaller bucket. They have to wring the sponge to get as much water as they can into the smaller bucket.
  1. After doing that, they have to run back and pass the sponge to the next player in line.
  1. The first team to fill the smaller bucket will be the winner.

3. Water Balloon Relay:

Water Balloon Relay

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You Will Need:

  • Buckets
  • Water balloons
  • Cones
  • Towels

How To:

  1. Fill the water balloons and place them in the buckets. You must have one bucket per team.
  1. Put the buckets in a line at one end of the playing area.
  1. Place a cone in a parallel line, 20 yards from the buckets.
  1. Split the participants into two equal teams.
  1. Tell each group to line up behind their water balloon buckets.
  1. Have the first player from the team put a balloon between the legs and move to the other marker, go around it and come back to the starting line. They can do it waddling, jumping or shuffling. The players cannot use their hands to touch the balloon.
  1. The team that does it fastest will be the winner.

4. Water Balloon Toss:

Water Balloon Toss

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You Will Need:

  • Water balloons
  • Rope
  • Bucket
  • Towels

How To:

  1. Fill the balloons with water and put them in the bucket. You Will Needtwo balloons per player.
  1. Mark a line on the playing area using a rope.
  1. Split the teens into pairs.
  1. Tell one player from each team to stand behind the line laid on the ground.
  1. The partner has to stand two yards away, facing each other.
  1. One player has to toss the water balloon to the other teammate who has to catch it without bursting. If the balloon burst, the player will be out of the game.
  1. After every catch, the teammates have to take a step back.
  1. The pair that manages to get furthest to each other without bursting will be the winner.

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5. Ice Cube Melt Relay:

Ice Cube Melt Relay

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You Will Need:

  • One ice cube per team

How To:

  1. Assemble the teens in a large playing area, like a garden or backyard.
  1. Divide the teens into teams.
  1. The first player from each team has to hold and rub the ice cube until his/her hands get too cold.
  1. Now the player has to pass to another teammate and continue the same procedure. They have to do so until the ice cube melts.
  1. The team that manages to melt its ice cube first will be the winner.

6. Water Balloon Dodge Ball:

Water Balloon Dodge Ball

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You Will Need:

  • Water balloons, 5 per person
  • Cones or rope
  • Buckets or large tubs
  • Towels

How To:

  1. This game is best played on a grass.
  1. Place a few cones or a rope at one end of the playing area and some at the other ends.
  1. Fill the balloons with water and put in the buckets. Now place the bucket in the middle of the playing area.
  1. Make the players stand at one end of the playing area, right being the marking line.
  1. At the call of ‘go’, the teens have to run to the other END while you throw water balloons at them.
  1. The player who is hit before reaching the other end will be out of the game. The remaining players have to run back as you throw water balloons at the.
  1. The last person standing will be the winner.

7. Water Relay Game:

Water Relay Game

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You Will Need:

  • Measuring jug
  • 2 buckets per team
  • Polystyrene bowls, one per team
  • Water
  • Towels
  • Pen

How To:

  1. Take two buckets and fill them up to the brim with water. Place the buckets in a row with 2-yard space between them.
  1. Take other buckets and put them parallel, around 10 yards from the water-filled bucket.
  1. Make a hole at the bottom of each of the foam bowls using the pen.
  1. Split the players into teams of equal strength. Tell the teams to line behind one of the buckets of water.
  1. Give the foam bowl with a hole to the first player from the team. At the call of ‘go’, the player has to fill up the bowl with water and carry it to the other bucking, tipping water in it.
  1. Then he has to run back, pass the bowl to the next person who has to do the same thing. You can even make the teens carry the bowl on their head.
  1. The team that transfers the most water to the other bucket will be the winner.

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8. T-Shirt Freeze:

T-Shirt Freeze

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You Will Need:

  • T-shirts
  • Ziploc bags
  • Water

How To:

  1. Collect the T-shirts from the participants from each camper the day before the activity.
  1. Put the T-shirt in a Ziploc bag along with the person’s name and freeze them solid.
  1. At the time of the game, take out the frozen bag and hand it to the owner.
  1. The first person who can get the T-shirt out of the Ziploc bag and wear it will be the winner.
  1. The game will provide relief on a hot day at the camp.

9. The Great Jungle Fire:

The Great Jungle Fire

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You Will Need:

• A cup
• A bucket of water

How To:

The jungle is on fire, so the animals have to try to keep themselves wet to avoid being burned.

Each team needs to have a list of animals as follows:

  • Bat
  • Leopard
  • Snake
  • Gorilla
  • Kangaroo
  1. Place the water bucket and the cup 20 yards away from each team.
  1. The first player has to fly like a bat; the second has to run like a leopard and so on. Bats have to flap their arms wildly, gorillas have to run with their legs, arms help awkwardly for the body, and leopards have to run on all fours. Kangaroos have to hop, and the snake has to run on the knees and elbows.
  1. Once the animals reach the water bucket, they have to fill the cup with water and throw it over themselves.
  1. The game will end when the teams have poured the water on themselves twice.

10. Air Raid:

Air Raid

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You Will Need:

  • 5 to 6 objects to keep as obstacles like a wheelbarrow or a table
  • 10 small sponges
  • 2 buckets of water

How To:

  1. Mark a start and finish line that must be at least 50 feet apart.
  1. Place the obstacles on the playing area, ten feet apart in a zigzag pattern.
  1. Now select two players to be the bombers and give them two buckets full of water and ten small sponges.
  1. Place on bomber 10 feet from the past line and one halfway between the finish and start line.
  1. The bombers have to try to hit the runners. The bomber standing on the halfway can hit the runner until he has passed them.
  1. The runner will get a point for passing every obstacle.
  1. The player with the highest points will be the winner.

So here are our top ten water games that you can play with your teens. These water games are sure to make your teen ditch his video game and have some fun in the sun. Do you have any other ideas for water games? If yes, then please share with us in the comment box below. We would love to hear them.

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