Summer is in full swing, and what better way to beat the heat than with an above ground pool? These versatile pools offer endless fun and excitement for the entire family, especially when it comes to engaging your kids in various games. Here are five classic games that will not only keep your children entertained but also create lasting memories for the whole family. So, grab your sunscreen, swimsuit, and towel, and get ready to dive into a world of above ground pool enjoyment!
1. Marco Polo Is an Above Ground Pool Classic
Let’s start with a classic game that never gets old — Marco Polo. This timeless water game is perfect for above ground pools. One person is designated as “Marco,” while the rest are “Polo.” The twist? Marco has their eyes closed and can only locate the other players by shouting “Marco!” The other players respond with “Polo,” and the game continues as Marco attempts to tag them. Get ready for giggles and splashes as your kids navigate the pool, trying to avoid being caught.
2. Water Basketball
Bring the excitement of the court to your above ground pool with a friendly game of water basketball. Install a floating hoop and divide your family into teams. The objective is simple: shoot the ball into the opposing team’s basket. The challenge of dribbling and shooting in the water adds a whole new element of fun to this beloved sport. Not only will your kids enjoy the game, but they’ll also get a great workout in the process.
3. Noodle Jousting
Unleash the inner knights and warriors within your children with noodle jousting. Each participant sits astride a pool noodle “horse” and wields another noodle as a lance. The goal is to knock opponents off their “horses” by using the noodles to joust. It’s a hilarious and energetic game that promotes balance, coordination, and friendly competition. Get ready for epic battles and lots of laughter as your kids engage in this unique pool game.
4. Underwater Treasure Hunt
Turn your pool into a treasure trove with an underwater treasure hunt. Throw various objects such as coins or pool toys into the pool and have your kids dive in to retrieve them. Assign different point values to each item, and the child who collects the most points wins. Not only does this game encourage swimming and diving skills, but it also adds an element of excitement as your kids search for hidden treasures beneath the water’s surface.
5. Pool Relay Races
Get your kids moving and grooving with pool relay races. Divide the family into teams and set up relay stations around the pool. Each participant completes a specific task, such as swimming laps, diving for an object, or floating on a pool raft, before tagging the next teammate. This game combines friendly competition with teamwork and allows everyone to participate, regardless of their swimming abilities. It’s a fantastic way to encourage physical activity and create a sense of camaraderie.
Above ground pools like Doughboy® and Embassy provide an ideal setting for family fun and enjoyment during the summer months. With these five games, you can transform your pool into an exciting playground for your kids. Don’t have a backyard pool yet? No worries! Contact Juniper today to learn how you can create the perfect backyard for all ages. Let the games begin!