How to have the perfect water fight

by Paige Bourquin

Summers are hot. We all know this. One of the best ways to combat this is through water fights. We all know this activity is a main staple of summer. Whether it’s hosing down your friends, chucking water balloons, or just dumping water on people, there’s always fun to be had. During a hot day, a nice water fight always feels good. But what are the best ways to participate in this time-honored tradition?

Plan ahead:

When it comes to water fights, you want to make sure you and anyone involved knows, and that you make sure that you have plenty of things. First thing is that you need to get a bunch of people together. The more people you get, the more fun the fight will be. Then, you’ll need to decide your weapon of choice. I would recommend cheap water guns for little kids, as they don’t require as much strength or precision to use. Water balloons are better for older kids, as they can throw the balloons hard enough to pop them, and they can take a hit. You also want to make sure that you have plenty of towels to dry off after the fun fight. Nothing is worse than enjoying a splashtastic fight, then coming inside soaking wet because you forgot towels. In the same vein, you don’t want to forget a change of clothes. Make sure to always have a spare t-shirt and shorts for after. If you know you’re going to have a water fight, remember to wear open-toed shoes. 

Fun things to do:

To get the most out of your water fight, here are some fun ideas to spice it up:

  • Dodgeball: A fun twist on the regular dodgeball. Split into two teams and play by the rules of if you get hit, you’re out.
  • Free-For-All: The classic water fight. Grab a bunch of friends and charge at each other with whatever you can. Anything goes, even grabbing the hose and spraying down your friends with full force.
  • Water toss: This is another fun thing to do with multiple people. You split into teams of two, and keep tossing the balloon back and forth until your toss breaks a specified rule, whether it’s dropping the balloon or the balloon popping.

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