5 water games for team building

In a country like Singapore, the weather on certain days can be crazy hot. So what should you do if you want to have team building games outdoors, but don’t want to suffer in the sweltering heat? Cool off while playing team building games that involve water!

1. Water bomb dodgeball

This team building game is played exactly like dodgeball, but instead of using dodgeballs, water bombs are used instead! Simply mark out a game area and split your team members evenly into two groups to start hurling water bombs at one another. One thing to note is that you’ll need many water bombs because each has one use only. Once hit, you’re out of the game, but at least you have a refreshing exit! Also, remember to clean up the broken water bombs after!

2. Fill the bottle

Put your coordination skills to the test in this team building game as your team aims to fill up a bottle with water using a sponge. The catch here is that one teammate will have to hold the bottle above his or her head while lying down. So if you miss, your teammate will get a chance to have their face washed! Set a time limit for this team building activity, and the team with the most amount of water collected in that amount of time wins!

3. Armband water gun fight

These games allow for a fun and stress relieving team building session, and get to know your team members better! Have fun in a water gun fight, where the aim is to soak the armbands worn by each team member. Start by splitting your team members into two groups, and then give each group different coloured armbands – for example, one group will wear blue armbands and the other will wear red ones. The team that is able to soak the armbands of all team members first will win the game!

If you’re looking for a team building game that is similar to this but does not involve water, do check out our combat archery tag or laser tag!

4. Duck, duck, water

This team building game is great for big groups. It is similar to how duck, duck, goose is played (for those of you who have never heard of it, click here!), but in this case, water is splashed onto the person who is supposed to be the “goose”! The person who got splashed with water will then have to chase and tag the splasher before the splasher sits down in the empty space in the circle.

5. Water bomb captain’s ball

Play this team building game similar to that of captain’s ball! But use a water bomb to play instead. The small size of a water bomb makes it more difficult to catch than a captain’s ball, but another thing to keep in mind is that it breaks! Beware of throwing the water bomb too carelessly! Remember to prepare many water bombs before starting as well, because you’ll run out fast!