Water Balloon Target Practice

Day #14 of our 101 Days of Summer Fun for Kids:

water balloon activities

We love to play with water balloons.  The traditional tossing it back-and-forth is a favorite….as well as throwing them at each other!  This is another simple idea for a water balloon activity for kids.

Water Balloon Target Practice


  • Filled water balloons
  • Chalk (or object to serve as a target)

1)  Draw a target or line with sidewalk chalk.  Have your child toss the balloon as close to the center target or as close to the line as they can.


Place an object on the ground for your child to aim at (sand-filled soda bottle, chair, bucket, you).   :)

About Stacie Nelson

is the creator of MotherhoodOnADime.com. She is passionate about encouraging moms and giving them creative, yet simple, activities to do with their children. A bargain-hunter by nature, she enjoys sharing deals and freebies.

She also loves extra dark chocolate, jogging, writing, cooking dairy and gluten-free, and attempting to declutter her book-filled rooms. Faith and family are her top priorities, and she seeks to encourage others to live life on purpose.


  1. We had a great time with this, thanks for the inspiration! (I blogged about it and linked back :) )

  2. So cute!

    I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
    FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

    Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!


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