5 Fun Games To Play At Your July Swimming Pool Party! #WaveYourFlagWithTampico

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Kick off summer fun on the Fourth of July!  Wave your flag with family, friends, fireworks and your favorite drink, Tampico!  We are going to be hosting a pool party to celebrate the 4th.  It’s heating up in the Chicago area and the sunshine we’ve been waiting for is finally here.  Here are five ideas for fun pool games to play at your Fourth of July party or anytime.
Freeze Dance
My daughter and her friends love having dance music at the pool.  They create shows with routines that include jumping in, swimming, splashing, synchronized moves and freestyle.  Freeze dance is always a popular game but even more fun in the pool.  Just start the music and at varying intervals, stop it.  Players have to freeze in place when the music stops.  Anyone who keeps moving, is “out”.  Last man standing wins!
Duck Race
Each competitor is given a small plastic duck.  The object of the game is to get your duck across the pool to the finish line… without touching it!  You have to literally, make waves!  If anyone touches their duck they have to go back to the start and begin again.  Team version:  everyone works together to make waves to move one duck, with the goal being to race the clock improving with each race.
Find the Number
Write numbers on ping pong balls using a permanent marker.  Throw the ping pong balls into the pool.  The judge shouts out a math problem (difficulty depending on the age of participants).  Whoever finds the ping pong ball with the correct answer on it wins!  Team version:  Divide into teams of two.  Each team takes turns finding ping pong balls and playing “Jeopardy Math”.  For example, when you find a “49”, say, “The answer is 49” and your partner has to say, “What is 7 times 7?”.
Scavenger Hunt
Throw several pool toys into the pool, scattering them all around (floating and non-floating).  Then a “judge” holds up a white board with a short list of targets.  The first one to bring all the target toys to the judge, wins!  Team version:  everyone is on the same team and just tries to better their time with each round.
Marco Polo – With A Twist
In traditional Marco Polo, one person is “it”.  They stand in the middle of the pool with their eyes closed.  Everyone else scatters.  The person who is “it” calls out “Marco”.  Everyone else has to respond “Polo”.  The person who is “it” has to use the sound of voices to find and tag someone else, who is then “it”.  To put a twist on the traditional Marco Polo, divide into teams of two.  One person stands outside the pool and the other in the water.  The person in the water has to keep their eyes closed and can only be directed by the person’s voice outside the pool.  The goal is for the person in the pool to find a hidden object.  A fun thing to use is a clear water bottle.  Difficult to see and to find!
A pool party or any summer party is all about color.  Choose bright colors for your decorations, food, and table settings.  And especially beverages! Tampico is all about color and adds a sparkle to any party.  Don’t run out, stock up today!
Whether you’re hosting having a pool party, a backyard barbecue, heading to a local park for a firework show or just spending the day with the people you love, have a blast this Fourth of July.  And don’t forget to include Tampico in your fun!
What’s your favorite flavor of Tampico?


  1. 1
    Stephanie Phelps says:

    Oh these are all fun games and I know the girls love the music one but my boys would love the Marco Polo – With A Twist. Thank you for sharing all these great ideas!

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    Mary Beth Elderton says:

    How fun! Everyone in our family loves swimming and playing in the pool, and these look like fun games. What a cute refreshment table, too.

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    Janet W. says:

    We love to play at the pool, too! These flavors sound delicious!

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    Don’t forget water volleyball! Just careful with those spikes.

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    Natalie says:

    I will have to play the duck race with my family! Thanks for all the ideas!

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    These are some cool pool idea. I’d even like to try the rubber ducky game!

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    So fun! I love pool games and these would be great to try with the kids. The Tampico drinks look yummy!

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    These sound like very fun games for summer days.

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    Kelly Nicholson says:

    im jealous..i havent been in a pool this summer yet…

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    Sara Garcia says:

    The games sound like a lot of fun My favorite Tampico flavor is mango, so good!

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    I love these games! It’s been a while since I”ve been to a pool with a bunch of kids so these are all new to me.

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    I love the pool !

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    Trillina Palemi says:

    very nice ^_^

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    Pam Halligan says:

    We’ll try these games, especially Marco Polo with a twist.

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    Tricia Mason says:

    Aaa, yes the old scavenger hunt. I haven’t done one of those in a long time. They are very fun. We loved to play the water game Marco Polo for hours and hours until we where little prunes.

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    My son is having a pool birthday party so these are some great ideas for me!

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    My kids always enjoy playing Marco Polo whenever we have a chance to go to the pool here in town. These are a great bunch of ideas!
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    Cathy French says:

    Pools can be so much fun. I’m jealous I haven’t been swimming in years.

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    Julie Lundstrom says:

    These are some good ideas for the kids to do while swimming.

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    Jami Dutcher says:

    This party looks and sounds like so much fun!!!!

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    Fee Roberts says:

    The duck race sounds fun. My grandson loves his rubber duckies.

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    Pool parties are super fun!

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    Judy Cox says:

    I will remember these games for the grandkids in our pool. The scavenger hunt one is really neat. Thanks!!!

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    Marti Tabora says:

    These games do look like a lot of fun. I will definitely remember these next time we go to the pool. Thank you for sharing.

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    paige chandler says:

    We have a pool and have n ever payed these games,,,until now, Thank you, My kids thank you

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    We recently moved, but we had a pool at our old house. These games would have really been enjoyed by my kids!
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    Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I like the duck race game. My kids loved to make waves in the pool.

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    Tracy Snyder says:

    Thank you so much for your ideas of what games to play in the pool. I can’t believe I forgot marco polo. I love the ping pong balls game. I am always trying to teach my grandchildren numbers and letters. I think I am going to try that.

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    Barbara Montag says:

    These are fun games!
    I’ll remember when I go with the grand kids to the pool.

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    Cheryl Chervitz says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I will play them with my grand babies.

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    Sally S says:

    This sounds fun! I’ll have to remember these.

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    Sherry Compton says:

    Fun games. We do the scavenger hunt and also shark, largest splash, tag…, but I like that duck race idea. Fun!

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    Nancy Burgess says:

    These all sound like a lot of fun.Thanks.

  34. 34

    These sound like fun! I’m going on vacation soon, thanks! :)

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    Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I have always loved a good scavenger hunt. I love seeing outside games instead of the kids stuck behind a computer or tv. Great ideas

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    The only one I’m familiar with is Marco Polo!
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    Linda Moffitt says:

    Very Cool Ideas Just wish I had a pool I’ll have to go to a friends house and play them I guess Thanks

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    Sherry Compton says:

    I can see my granddaughter getting into freeze dance. We could bring out some music and just have fun with it.

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    Judy Cox says:

    This looks like a lot of fun. My great grand kids would love all this.

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    elizabeth miller says:

    We love playing scavenger hunts in pools. It’s even more fun when my daughters friend are there and we see who can find things the fastest.

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    Edna Williams says:

    Oh, how delicious the Tampico drinks look! Thanks for sharing this post!

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    Edward Reinholtz says:

    Those are some great Ideas . I like the Marco Polo with the Clear Bottle but remember to take the Label off of it ,,,,

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    Jamie Martin says:

    I’ll keep these in mind for when we go to the pool.

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    Baiely Dexter says:

    Thanks for the games, Now I will know a few for the grand-kids when we go over to their home!

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    Find the number, is the best one!

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    Callie Pinz says:

    Love the find the number game! I am a teacher and love fun educational games.

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