Games for your pool party are essential. It is recommendable that you plan three to five games for a daytime pool party. Games help to make your pool party more interactive and enjoyable. When coordinating games for kid pool parties, it is important that you have one or two designated chaperones for safety. Here are 5 reliable pool party game ideas you can use.
Marco Polo is all about tagging each other inside the water. Choose someone to be “it”. “It” closes their eyes and tries to tag other players. Each time “it” calls out “Marco”, the other players respond by saying “Polo”. When “it” makes it and tags another player, that player becomes “it”. If you permit players to get outside the pool while playing the game, then if “it” shouts “Fish out of water”, then the person outside the pool becomes “it”. If there are many people outside the pool, then “it” chooses the one who takes over their place. Polos may have goggles on at any time, but Marco may not have.
Choose two players to sit on a blow up raft in the center of the pool. Give each player a pool noodle. Let them joust with the noodles and try to get each other off the raft. The winner of the Noodle Joust competes with the next player.
Shark in the Pool
This game is the very similar to Marco Polo. However, in this one, players are allowed to move in and out of the water. The shark, is tagged “it”. What “it” does is to tag other players in the pool. The person shark tags become “it”. You can include variations for this game, by allowing the shark to wear a snorkel, a mask and fins to allow them to swim fast to catch players. Players are allowed to move out of the water for up to 5 seconds at time to give the shark a chance to catch them.
This pool party game is ideal for teen/kids. Divide the group into two teams. Let each team come up with a team name and a dance they perform in the water. You will need to have a playlist for the best songs teens like. Choose an adult to be judge. The team that comes up with the best dances becomes the winner.
Ping Pong Scramble
Ping pong scramble is all about collecting ping pong balls in water. Let the players make a circle in the pool. Dump of large amount of ping pong balls in the middle of the large circle. The player that collects the most balls becomes the winner. Remember to place colored laundry buckets or baskets at the edge of the pool for each to place the ping pong balls they have collected.
Before the game, use a permanent market to give each ping ball a point value. The team or individual who scores the highest value emerges the winner. Alternatively you can mark the balls with two different colors, let each team choose a color. Teams must collect the balls with their own color in a given timeframe.
These some of the most exciting pool party game ideas. Other pool party games include Frozen T-Shirt, Water Tag, Dive or Jump, Octopus Pool Game, Colors and many more.