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8 fun water games to beat the heat on the Fourth of July

You don't have to have a pool to have fun in the water on the Fourth of July. Here are some quick and easy games people of all ages can play to stay cool outside.
Tracie Knabe Snowder, KSL Modified: July 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm •  Published: July 4, 2014

The Fourth of July is forecasted to be hot, and there will be many people outside barbecuing, swimming and enjoying the outdoors.

But what if you don't have access to a pool? There still are plenty of fun ways you can stay cool outside with just a little bit of prep.

For older kids, teens and adults:

1. Water Limbo:

What you'll need: a hose

A twist on this classic summer game, Water Limbo uses a stream of water from the hose instead of a bar. Each player takes a turn going underneath the water at the designated height. Lower the hose each round until there is a winner.

2. Water Balloon Swap

What you'll need: four laundry baskets/tubs and balloons filled with water

Two teams race against each other to see who can move water balloons from one end of the yard (or field) to the other. Each team will need a tub of water balloons on one side and an empty tub on the other side. One at a time, each player picks up a balloon and runs it to the other side. Make the game more challenging by not allowing hands.

3. Ball Blast

What you'll need: rope or something to section off grass and balls of different sizes

Section off a square piece of grass and place balls of different sizes inside. Players use a water stream for the hose to move out as many balls as they can in a time period.

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