Water Balloon Toss

Water Balloon Toss

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In this game, children will work in teams to toss a water balloon back and forth. They must throw the balloon very carefully because if it breaks, they're out of the game.

What You'll Need:

  • Several small water balloons
  • A large, outdoor playing area


Fill up several balloons with water. You will need one balloon for every two players, but it won't hurt to have a few extras on hand. Store them in a large bucket in case they pop before the party.

At the Party:
  1. Divide the children into pairs.
  2. Have the members of each pair stand across from each other, forming 2 lines with 2' to 3' in between them.
  3. Give a water balloon to each player in one of the two rows.
  4. When you say, 'Go!" the players on each team must begin tossing their water balloon back and forth to each other.
  5. Each time a player successfully catches a balloon, he or she must take a step backwards.
  6. The space between the two rows will grow with each toss, making it harder for the players to catch the balloons.
  7. When a player misses a toss and a team's balloon breaks, that team is eliminated from the competition.
  8. The last team with an unbroken water balloon is declared the winner.