Cool Off With These DIY Outdoor Water Games for Kids and Adults
The long, sweltering summer days are almost here. And what could be better than a holiday filled with water games and activities? Here are some top summer activities in India that both children and adults will love. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of staying home and yet having fun during summer vacations is your own pool party! Don’t have a pool in your backyard? No problem. Get an inflatable pool (you can buy them online), along with games like a water balloon pinata or a dunk bucket game. Make sure to have lots of summer drinks and beverages to go with your unlimited fun!
This game, as challenging as it may sound, is quite fun to play. A few arrangements have to be made for the set-up. A kiddie pool is to be filled with water, and players are provided a large bowl and made to stand in the water-filled pool. Next, the pool should be filled with a large bag of ice. The player who fills their bowl with the most ice cubes using their feet, wins the game. This game is quite an adventure in summer and is extremely fun to play with friends or family.
For this game, you must have access to a driveway or a cemented ground in front of your house or backyard. Draw a big ‘bull’s eye’ in the centre, surrounded by smaller rings. Each ring will be assigned different points; the highest number of points is assigned to the bull’s eye. Every participant will be given either wet sponges or water balloons and three chances to aim and throw. The player with the highest number of hits in the circle with the highest point, (i.e., the bull’s eye), wins the match. However, in this game, the winner is then the new target and all the other participants will either throw water balloons at him/her or dunk the latter in a pool.
This extremely fun water game is the best way to spend your summer afternoons with your friends. The larger the group, the more fun this game becomes. It is essentially the water version of ‘duck, duck, goose’.
All the players are made to sit in a circle and one of the players is chosen. This player keeps moving around the circle of players with a water balloon in hand, trying to find a perfect catch replacement. The player then dribbles his water balloon on one of the seated players, and runs around the circle, with the latter chasing him. If the first player reaches the other’s sitting place without being caught, the latter player will be the new ‘goose’, and continues the game. If the first player is caught by the second while running, the first player remains the goose and repeats the game.
The traditional slip-n-slide involves a long, slippery mat rolled out in the open garden. The mat is made slippery with continuous water running down it. However, after some time, this game could turn boring. An easy and fun way to amp up the fun factor of this game is by laying water balloons in the path of the mat, so when one glides through it, the balloons start bursting, creating a lot more water, fun and laughter.
Not one for the faint-hearted, this two-team game requires some supplies you can easily get from a local thrift store. Buy a few cheap pasta strainers (with holes) and some plastic helmets. Super-glue the pasta strainers to the helmets (to form a sort of catching cup). The players of one team will wear the helmets, while the second team tries to aim water balloons at the pasta strainers. The balloons will either hit the players of the first team or will land in the pasta strainer, with a good chance of popping and soaking the helmet-wearer. After a few rounds, the teams are exchanged and now the second team will meet the same fate as the first. This game is extremely fun but rather messy to play, so do give everyone a heads-up before you start.
Do try out the above-mentioned summer activities in India to make the most of the warmer months. You can also enjoy your summer holidays at Club Mahindra’s resorts including Club Mahindra White Meadows and Snow Peaks at Manali, Summit by the Ganges in Rishikesh, Club Mahindra Baiguney in Sikkim, Club Mahindra Assonora in Goa, or Club Mahindra Netrang in Gujarat. With unlimited access to pools, swimming areas and lounges, and much to do, enjoy your family vacation at these beautiful resorts. Enjoy your holidays by indulging in fun water activities with your family and friends and make this summer a highly memorable one.
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