The Best Swimming Pool Games For Kids

The Best Swimming Pool Games For Kids


Top 4 Swimming Pool Games For Family Fun And Kids

From American Pools & Spas

Parents are always looking for ways to occupy and entertain their kids.  Even with the built-in advantage of a swimming pool, games and activities are still required to hold the interest of the short attention spans typically associated with kids.  This post from American Pools & Spas presents 4 great ideas for familes with swimming pools.  The games and activities presented in this post can be an afternoon of fun, or can be the centerpiece of a kids’ pool party.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

“Look Mom! Dad! Dad! Dad! – Are You Watching?!”

‘BIG SPLASH!’ As the kids cannonball, skip, jump and dive into the pool.

It’s no secret that kids love to play in the water and enjoy fun swimming pool games. Florida families know swimming is a great way to get fit and stay cool during the hot days of late summer. Kids aren’t thinking exercise when they splash around in the pool – they’re thinking exciting FUN!

Try these cool swimming pool games, organized and themed, to make your pool experience more entertaining and playful. Perfect for family fun and your next pool party too!

Watermelon Relays – Not just refreshing to eat, these melons float like a boat across the pool. Simply place a whole, uncut watermelon into the pool. The first person to push the watermelon across, using only their head, to the far end of the pool wins!
Ping Pong Scrabble – A variation of the classic swimming pool game ‘scramble’, players form a large circle in the shallow end of pool and scramble to collect ping pong balls and place them in their container.
What parents need to do beforehand: mark each ping pong ball with alphabet letters, using more vowels like A,E,I,O,U than other alphabet letters so words can created by any random collection of ping ball balls.
Once marked with letters, dump a large container of ping pong balls in the middle of the players circle in the swimming pool.
Whoever collects the most balls and then correctly spells the most words (do this along the edge of the pool deck) using the marked balls wins!

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