Water balloons are a childhood classic, providing endless hours of joy for kids of all ages.
Aside from the traditional water balloon fights that children adore, there are plenty of other ways to play and learn with water balloons. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite ideas, to inspire playful fun for your family.
Water Balloon Sight Words are an exciting way to work on important literacy skills, and can easily be adapted for various ages and developmental levels.
If you’re looking for an awesome STEM project, these Water Balloon Parachutes are a wonderful option.
Cooling off on a hot day is simple with Water Balloon Pinatas. Such a unique twist on a favorite childhood activity.
The whole family can work together to build a Water Balloon Launcher. Even older kids, and teens, will want to play with this brilliant contraption.
Kids of all ages will love playing Water Balloon Baseball. You could also encourage them to create their own version of this active game.
Design a masterpiece that’s sure to be treasured, using Paint Filled Water Balloons.
Work on those number skills with Water Balloon Math. A simple way to combine playtime and learning, while enjoying the outdoors.
Participate in some Water Balloon Jousting to stay cool on a warm day.
Water Balloon Target Practice is sure to be a hit for the entire family. Kids will have a blast practicing their aim, while getting splashed.
Working on early literacy skills doesn’t have to be boring. Try Water Balloon Phonics, if you’re interested in a hands-on learning activity kids will want to do over and over again.
Water Balloon Basketball is a fun way for kids to strengthen their gross motor skills.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners will love Alphabet Water Balloon Games. A fantastic way to learn the letters of the alphabet.
For a memorable outdoor activity, kids can make a Water Balloon Yo-Yo to explore with.
Little ones will be thrilled to learn all about color combinations while Mixing Colors with Water Balloons.
Do you have a favorite water balloon activity for kids? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below.
Note: If you haven’t tried them yet, I highly recommend Bunch O Balloons, the self-tying water balloons that allow you to fill more than 100 balloons in 60 seconds. I was skeptical when I first heard about these, but now that I’ve experienced them, I can truly say they are a genius invention that I wish I had discovered sooner.