One of the best all-time water activities for kids is the classic water balloon fight! I am super excited to introduce 10 Water Balloon Activities for Kids, super fun games perfectly timed for summer! Simple and inexpensive!
Water Balloon Activities for Kids
Find a hill, fill the balloons, and on your mark, get set, go! Integrate science learning by filling the balloons with different amounts of water and testing the speed of the rolls! Relay races are another great variation.
I fell in love with this Water Balloon Painting activity on Meri Cherry.
Squeeze a few colors of paint onto paper, fill your balloons with water, tie, and roll the balloon over the canvas.
Squeeze a few colors of paint onto paper, fill your balloons with water, tie, hold above the canvas, and drop the balloon over the canvas. Point out how the paint splatter differs depending on how high or low the balloon is held over the canvas.
Water Balloon Launch
We simply used activity cones to launch our water balloons in the air to see if we could catch them and to one another to see if we could catch them. Simple fun.
Water Balloon Paint Squirt
Water Balloon Squirt! from Growing a Jeweled Rose is the perfect summer activity for kids. Does it get any better than this activity? Fill balloons with water, add a bit of paint, and tie up. Poke a hole in the balloon with a pin or even a sharp pencil, then squeeze onto your canvas of choice.
How do you fill a water balloon with paint, you ask? I like to mix my paint up in a bowl first with water, corn starch, and a liquid watercolor or dye. Then, using a funnel, I fill a squirt bottle with the paint. From there, attach the water balloons to a water balloon nozzle. Finally, squirt the paint through the nozzle and fill the balloon with paint. Tie up the balloon and voila!
Water Balloon Bowling
Set up activity cones and bowl the balloon! Kids love this activity!
Toss a Water Balloon
Set up a simple, old fashioned toss the balloon!
Water Balloon Whack
When I saw this Water Balloon Piñata idea on Pinterest, I knew my boys would be all over it!
Create these super cool ice water balloons! Add a little color to your winter or cool down during the warmer summer months.
I hope you enjoyed these water balloon games for kids!