With the summer heat, water games are a fun option for kids for a Fourth of July party. Even if you don't have a swimming pool, you can have a lot of water fun with these party games.
Break the kids into two equal groups. Kids can throw the balloons at each other or team up and use a towel as a slingshot to catapult the water balloons. If you get hit, you are out of the game. The last child standing is the dodge balloon champ.
Fill large balloons with water and place them at the end of an obstacle course. Have children race through the course with the last feat being they have to pop one of the large water balloons by sitting on it. The race itself can be a traditional obstacle course, a three-legged race or a sack race.
The old-school game of tag gets kicked up a notch with squirt tag. One or two children are armed with a spray bottle or a water gun. If you get squirted, you are "it" and take over the sprayer.
Everyone knows about the Easter game where you try to carry an egg on a spoon across the lawn. This Fourth of July, switch things up and trade out the egg for a small water balloon or an ice cube.
One of the best foods of the summer — watermelon — can be a focal point of your Fourth of July party with a watermelon seed spitting contest. Be sure to have a tape measure on hand so you can accurately measure the distance of the spitted seeds.
Create a Fourth of July version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey with Pin the Hat on Uncle Sam or Pin the Stripes on the Flag. These blindfold games are always fun for young kids. Search for images online and print out the pictures from your home computer, or have them printed at a print shop.
Of course, all the traditional lawn games are fun for a Fourth of July party too. Consider croquet, badminton, bocce, mini golf and more. A volleyball game with beach balls or water balloons is also a fun idea for both adults and kids.
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