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Creative Pool Party Games For Kids

By Gloria Mason
The summertime heat is the ultimate excuse for taking a dip in the cool and refreshing water. It means time to don the bathing suits, blow up those floating toys and enjoy the sunshine and some icy cold beverages. There are so many pool party games for kids that are fun, exciting and sure fire ways to have a full on blast.

Kids and water are as a classic summer combination as ice cream and cake. From their early days in the tub, most children come to love splashing around and swimming. Creating periods of organized play when tending to a good sized group of young people can help keep them focused, entertained and playing peacefully together.

The old time classics are still some of the favorites in many pools today. It is almost a rite of passage to play a game of Marco Polo when growing up and many still enjoy it as adults. It is always a thrill to respond “Polo!” to the unsighted it-person’s “Marco!” while racing around and trying to avoid being tagged.

Chicken fights are yet another classic favorite that has a larger thrill element and should be reserved for teens or older children. It requires all players to split off into pairs with one in the water supporting their partner on their shoulders. The point of the game is for all the top people to try and wrestle their opponents off their bottoms and the last couple standing are declared the winners.

The game of whirlpool requires everyone to work together is better suited for mid sized rounded pools of steady depth than larger ones. Get all of the children moving around the enclosure in the same direction, starting slowly and gradually getting faster and faster. Soon enough they will be moving with enough speed that the water will take over, at which point they all just raise their legs and ride the flow.

Jousting is a highly energetic competition that can be played in rounds as teams or as an elimination for individuals. Two people straddle inflatable rafts as their horses and meet in the middle of the battlefield trying to unseat there opponent using a pool noodle. The one with the most victories is the winner though even those who lose will find it worth it because of the fun.

Relay races can be a lot of fun with various floating devices such as rafts, donuts and inner tubes. All the children should form two teams, half of each going to opposite poolsides. The starters mount the floats and paddle as quickly as possible to their teammate waiting on the other end, they tag out and the seconds make their way back across to the third, continuing the passes until every member of one group has made it for the win.

As long as there is a place to swim, keeping children entertained is not too hard to do. Let them have some friends and family join them to enjoy some classic pool party games for kids. The old favorites that parents played as children are just as fun for the youth of today and can be made even more adventurous with a little creative adjustments.

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Fitness Exercises for Kids


Fitness exercises can prove to be very helpful for kids as they can help them to stay healthy and fit in the long run. With the changing trends, the kids are living more of a sedentary lifestyle these days. The kind of lifestyle they are leading presently can result in varied health-related problems for them as they grow older.
Sitting in front of the television or computer for long hours is one of the major reasons of kids becoming unhealthy and obese. Consumption of junk food while watching television is another major contributor to this. Their lack of physical activity results in the necessary calories not being burnt and this makes them overweight leading to early problems with obesity.
Fitness, as an essential part of overall health, is extremely important for kids. There are various ways in which the fitness levels of children can be raised. Traditionally, exercises and a healthy diet were considered necessary only for the adults but these days obesity levels are also increasing among the children. Thus the importance of exercises cannot be ignored.
Advantages of regular exercising for kids
Exercise can make the muscles as well as the bones of the children stronger and result in overall fitness. Along with making them strong, the children also learn how they can control the body fat so that the chances of becoming obese later in their life can be avoided.
The chances of getting Type 2 diabetes are also reduced among the children if a regular exercise regimen is followed by them. Children who undergo regular exercising also have low blood cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Importance of exercising for kids
If exercises are not made a part of the daily routine along with a nutritious diet, it can lead to obesity in children. It is the parent’s duty to pay adequate attention for ensuring fitness of their children.
Parents should encourage their children to perform exercises such as cycling, swimming, running and walking. This will strengthen their cardiovascular systems and also establish the healthy habits of regular exercising which will benefit them and have definite positive effects on their health.
Ways of achieving health for kids
In order to ensure weight loss and maintenance of an ideal weight for their children, parents and guardians should encourage them to participate in various physical activities. The kids should regularly take part in physical education classes in order to keep themselves fit. They should also be encouraged by their parents to take part in extra-curricular activities in school or in the local community.
Since children generally get bored with routine exercises, parents can help in making physical exercise fun by organizing dancing programs and games. They can also encourage their children to undergo sport fitness programs or play various games such as softball, baseball, tennis, football and soccer. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that kids are bound to enjoy. Initiating the kids in these games is one of the best ways of helping them to stay fit.
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