Having a pool party? Then category is a great choice for a kids party game. This kids activity keeps your child guessing as they try to discover the secrets behind the category. Kids pool games have never been this fun so plan a game today.

What you need:

  • Just an imagination
  • Swimming pool optional

Number of players:


One person is chosen to be the leader and goes to the opposite side of the pool to the other players. The leader then chooses a category (eg cars, colours, food, ice cream, drinks, etc) and tells the other players, who have to choose their answer/s to that category.

The leader can either get out the pool or put their head under water, in order not to hear what answers the other players are choosing.

When the players have chosen their answer the leader has to try and guess the other players’ choices.

If they get it right the player (or players if several have the same answer) have to race to the opposite side of the pool while the leader races to the players’ side of the pool. If the leader wins – they remain the leader. Otherwise, the person who won the race becomes the new leader.

All players must be touching the side of the pool before racing. This game can be played in a yard or garden using trees as the base if it’s too cold or a pool is not available.

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