Are you looking for some fun games to play with your children at the pool? Here are some of my kids favorite pool games. They are easy, and all you need is a couple of pool noodles and some donut shaped floaties.
Game 1. Red light, Green Light
Have one person be the light, with a red floatie and a green floatie. At the opposite end of the pool have the other players line up facing the light. When the green floatie goes up, every one starts to swim across the pool. When the red floatie goes up every one has to stop. The first player to make it across the pool wins.
For less accomplished swimmers, try this game in shallow water and let them run across the pool.
Game 2. The Rainbow Game
This game is a lot like limbo, and it's great to get shy kids to put their face under water. One player holds a pool noodle up like a rainbow and the other players have to swim under it. After each player has gone under, the noodle is lowered a few inches. Continue playing until the noodle is flat on the water and the players have to duck under the water to swim under the noodle.
This one is a lot of fun. Players sit on their noodles like they would a horse. When you say "GO!" they use their arms and legs to push themselves and ride their noodle across the pool. First player to the other side of the pool wins!
These games are for children who are confident swimmers. Please supervise children at all times when they are in the pool. If your child is not a confident swimmer, play these games in a very shallow section and remain an arms length away from them at all times.