Whether you're hosting a big neighborhood Fourth of July bash or are just planning to grill out this year, you're going to need something to keep the kiddos entertained. Fireworks are a fun way to wrap up the night, but we suggest starting off the festivities with a backyard water game or even a classic watermelon seed spitting contest.
Because watching kids play their hearts out is how Independence Day memories are made, we've got seven outdoor games to get your party started:
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.
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