Pool games for kids can be simple diving games, water balloons or
relays ... or they can be theme based like pirate party games or a
mermaid or Finding Nemo game. They need to age appropriate and geared toward their swimming ability.
Make sure the games always have adult supervision.
Some games don't require any swimming, just the willingness to get into the pool and get wet. Our pool has a large shallow end which is great for playing pool volleyball, basketball and badminton or just plain catch.
Enjoy basketball? Enjoy it even more with this floating hoop. You don't need to come up with ideas for pool games with this one - just let the kids play.
Be prepared for to play pool party games with this inflatable pool basketball toy. Let it float and let the kids toss the included pool basketball into the hoop. Play with points - get designated points depending on which opening your basketball leaves the hoop.Swimline Giant Basketball Swimming Pool Game Toy
From inflatable dolphins to inflatable cars and horses, your imagination can come up with lots of creative swimming pool games. Use the inflatables for races or free time in the pool.
Find an assortment of fun pool floats at Amazon here:Animal Pool Floats
These themed toys turn ordinary beach balls into something more exciting and appealing. Have them floating in the pool when your guests arrive as pool party decorations.
Use them for simple races holding onto the beach ball, toss games, and for free time in the pool. And when the party ends let the kids take them home as pool party favors.
This one pictured is a Little Mermaid swim ring. Check for them at your local dollar store or our Kroger grocery store carries a nice assortment in the summer.
Use them for fun races.
Get two different swim rings - one for each team.
For older kids who think they are too big for swim rings - get one that splits so it fits around them. You are never too old to be silly.
Swimming pool diving games can be a fun way to keep cool and everyone in the pool. Be sure to find out how well the kids swim and always have adult supervision.
Almost all of our pool parties include some kind of dive toy or game.
These swim through hoops provide lots of opportunity for fun games. They can
sit on the bottom of the pool or you can adjust these hoops so that they
floating just under the surface of the water. Set them a couple of feet
Princess Dive Characters , find dive toys that appeal to the age, gender and interest of your children.
Make your dive games fit the theme of your party, such as diving for "buried treasure" for your pirate party game or finding friendly seahorses for your mermaid party.
Move your baseball game from the field to the pool.
A foam bat and ball makes for a great swimming pool game for boys and girls.
Lots of leaping and splashing are needed to catch the fly ball.
For each ball that is caught award a point. The swimmer with the most points wins.
Play a real game of baseball in the pool. Mark off spots around the pool to swim your bases.
Sizzlin' Cool Splash Bat
Two large 12" bouncy discs with an Ogo soft ball provides lots of fun game time in the pool. Easy to volley back and forth, kids of all ages will enjoy this addition to your pool toys.OgoDisk Green and Purple Mini Set
Defend or attack with this Max Liquidator - shoots water up to 30' and the board can be used to protect you from friendly fire from your "enemy."
Ride on it like a swim board, shoot water or hold it up like a shield. Be sure to get two of them for lots of pool fun.
Use the water blaster to blast beach balls across the pool for one game idea.
I found mine at Target in the summer for around $14 and at Amazon they are much more.
But if you can't find these fun pool toys locally go to Amazon here:Max Liquidator Blaster Board
Kids love playing catch in the pool and there's no easier way than with a velcro ball and mitt set.Velcro Ball and Mitt Set Set- 8”
Transform swimming pool noodles into parrots, monkeys or lions.
Buy your foam noodles for just a dollar a piece at your local dollar store.
With a little childlike creativity, a sunny day and a few pool toys you can have some fun with these pool games for kids.