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Top 10 water games to cool you down

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Even if you don't have a pool, you can make a splash this summer with some fun water play that the whole family will love. Check out our 10 favorite ways to get wet this summer.

Slip ‘N Slide Splash Dunk

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This game ups the ante on the traditional Slip ‘n Slide with an inflatable basketball hoop at the end of the 16-foot slide. The new Slip ‘N Slide Splash Dunk features "HydroGlide Technology" that promises an even faster ride.

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Sand and water table

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A sand and water table like the Step2 Shady Oasis Sand and Water Play Table offers the perfect way for babies and toddlers to enjoy some gentle water play and messy sand play. With an umbrella to shade little ones, this sand and water table keeps kids cool.

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Water balloon slingshot

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Get some serious air on your water balloons with a water balloon sling shot. Fire in the hole! Need we say more?

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Water soakers

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There's not a kid around that doesn't love a good water blaster match come summertime. Set up a water dual between your kids with these Nerf Super Soaker Scatter Blasters that hold 22.5 ounces of water and blast five streams of water out at the target.


Water basketball

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Get the ballers in your family together for a game of hoops… in the pool with a poolside basketball hoop. This portable court can be moved around to any edge of the pool and it has a regulation size hoop and a 44-inch fusion backboard.


Water darts

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This game is a total bull's eye! The Inflatable Ball-Dartz Pool Game offers all the fun of darts without the dank bar or sharp objects — so it’s fun for the whole family! The floating vinyl dartboard has Velcro strips that catch the Velcro-striped balls.


Sprinkler fun

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Running through the sprinklers is one of the best ways to cool down on a hot summer day. This Geyser Blast Sprinkler attaches to your outdoor hose and sprays water out of seven mini hoses for crazy sprinkler fun.


Marco polo

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Bring back some good old-fashioned pool games that don’t require much more than a few players! Playing Marco Polo or Sharks and Minnows and diving for pool sticks will keep the whole family engaged without breaking your summer budget.


Water slide

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Ready for ultimate water fun this summer? Have a blast and make a total splash with the Banzai Double Cannon Blast Inflatable Water Slide featuring double water-blasting cannons, huge water slide and splash pool.


Water hopscotch

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Forget traditional hopscotch — this wet and wild version of the classic game is so much cooler! With the Aqua Blast Hopscotch game, kids can hop through water geysers on a non-slip surface until they reach the last square. The game comes complete with hopscotch “board” and three playing chips.

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