This has to be the first game on your list that you should be playing with your kids. It’s easy to follow and everyone can play it easily without the use of any additional material. The game involves holding your breath and swimming underwater like a fish. The one who can swim the longest distance while holding his breath wins.
If it is a bunch of kids in the pool, this is the perfect game you should be playing with them. You would need to bring inflatable rafts and pool noodles for this. Divide the kids into teams and have them steer the rafts like horses. The game involves them moving around in their rafts, trying to knock the others down with pool noodles.
Tag and run in the water
This game is played with a little variation where the person who is tagged becomes the shark. You get to hop in and out of the water while you play with the shark trying to tag one of you. However, as per the rules, you can only stay out of water for 5 seconds only. This way the shark gets a chance to tag and the game remains fun. The person who gets tagged becomes the shark himself. The game can be played with a lot of variations with you bringing in masks, introducing new rules etc. to make the game more fun.
It is one of the most fun and exciting games to be played in the water. The game is fun and so much fun that it can be played for hours in a row. Coins can be tossed in the water and all the kids can be asked to jump in and find the coins. Whoever comes out with maximum coins wins.
There are so many games that can be played in water. You can get creative and bring in a lot of versatility to the simple games you play to make them fun for your kids. There are so many ideas that once you get to them there is no end to the fun you can have.