This past long weekend, gave us a glimpse of what’s to come this summer; hot days, lots of sun and bored kids. Of course as soon as the sun come up and the air gets warm, my kids want to go swimming. When you don’t own a swimming pool, it makes it kind of difficult to fulfill that request. Instead, we turn to water guns for a fun way to cool down!
Here are five fun Super Soaker Games for a hot summer day
1. Capture the Flag – This game is a fun one when you have a bunch of people. The goal is to obtain the other teams flag without being squirted with by the super soaker. If you are squirted you have to return to your own end and begin the quest again!
2. Freeze Tag – Freeze tag is a great game to play with children of all ages. The person who is “IT” has the super soaker. They chase the rest of the players around the yard trying to squirt them with the super soaker. If they get wet, the player must freeze and wait until another player crawls through their legs to unfreeze them! If you get “Frozen” 3 times, you become the it person.
3. Beach Ball races – What you need for this game is two super soakers, two beach balls and two teams. You have the teams line up at the starting line. The object is to use your super soaker to push the beach ball across the field and back to the next player. The next player in line repeats this task. The first team to complete this task with every player wins!
4. Bulls-eye –There are many different ways you can play this game.
a) You can line up objects like empty pop bottles and try to knock them over using the water stream of the super soaker.
b) You can draw an extra large bulls eye on a fence or wall with side walk chalk and take turns trying to hit the bull eye.
5. Find the soaker– This game is geared towards older kids. You place one super soaker in the middle of the yard. Blind fold two competitors and spin them around three times. Point them in the direction of the super soaker and let them loose. The object is to get the super soaker without crossing the center line. The person who gets the super soaker first, soaks the other person. If you cross the center line, the person who remains on their own side soaks the line crosser.
You can use any type of super soaker for these games, but if you want get wet and ensure you hit your target every time, I highly recommend checking out Hasbro’s new super soaker line! My favourite feature about Hasbro super soakers are the materials they are made out of. You can drop them, throw them and go crazy and because they are made out of resilient plastic that won’t break or chip. They are lightweight, comfortable to hold and easy to use so they are great for big and little hands, making it a toy the whole family will enjoy.
This gun is a compact fighting machine. Only 17 inches long, this super soaker is light weight, easy to use and can hit targets up to targets up to 38 feet away. It is like having two super soakers in one! Whether you’re up close and personal or attacking at a distance, the FlashFlood blaster has you covered. The Flash Flood blast will soak your opponent when they are steps away. It requires a little more muscle to use, but worth the soaking effects. The Flash Strike blast comes from the lower nozzle and is easier to use. It allows you to perform a sneak attack from further way.
Just because she is girl, doesn’t mean that DD3 isn’t up for taking her brother’s down. One thing we did worry about was how difficult it would be for her to shoot the super soaker. Some triggers require fine motor skills that she just hasn’t mastered and other soakers require a bit of muscle to prime the pump. The Neuf Rebelle Super Soaker Tri Threat Blaster is unique in that it shoots three streams, up to 35 feet, at the same time! That’s a pretty cool feature that you don’t see in other super soakers on the market. DD3 loves how easy it is to shoot. You fire it by pumping the primer, then pulling the trigger. The large opening makes it easy to fill, which unfortunately occurs often due to three times the water being used at once. However, this does become an advantage if you want to soak your opponent.
No matter what task you are up against, either one of these super soakers are sure to guarantee a Super, soaker time!