You’re planning a pool party for your child but are wondering what to do with the kids while they are there. If you are in this situation, you’ll be worried about bored children, and an even sadder birthday boy or girl. To prevent this from happening, here are a few fun pool party games to make your child’s birthday the best it has ever been!
One of the most popular pool games is Marco Polo. In this game, you’ll choose one person to be “it,” and count to ten while closing his or her eyes. The other children will swim around until the “it” child finishes and yells, “Marco!” Every time he or she yells “Marco!” all of the other children will yell “Polo!” and swim around trying to avoid being touched. If the “it” child touches another child, that person will become “it.”
This is another fun game and requires a few watermelons. Split the kids into two teams (or three if you have a lot of kids) and then have them line up at the end of one pool. Give them each a watermelon. On the count of three, have the children push the watermelon and swim to the other end of the pool and back. Once they finish, the next child goes. Whichever team finishes first, wins!
Sharks and Minnows
Select one kid to be the shark, and the rest to be the minnows. The shark remains in the pool, while the minnows get out of the pool. When the shark yells “Minnows!” the minnows have to jump into the pool and swim across to the other side without getting touched. If they get touched, they have to remain in the pool and become a shark. Once there is only one minnow left, they become the winner, and are the shark the next round.