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Watermelon Games

Watermelon Games - Family, Camping and Picnic Games

Summertime means family, fun and outdoor activities. Party Game Ideas thought how can we make summertime events like picnics, family reunions and holidays more fun? Watermelon Games! So we have put together a variety of watermelon party and picnic games for you.
We have also created a Watermelon Games PDF that includes most of the games - Free to Print

Here is a variety of Watermelon Games that 2 or 20 people can play and enjoy!
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1. Watermelon Roll Relay Race

Supplies: 1 Watermelon per team, strating line, half way markers / line

Divide your group into equal teams and give each team a similar sized watermelon.

Set a Start Line and a half way point where each team must roll their watermelon, circle and then turn around and roll the watermelon back to the starting point.

Once the person rolling the watermelon returns to the Starting Line, they tag the next person in line and they take their turn roll the watermelon. The first team to have all players rolls their watermelons around the course is the Winner.

2. Pool Watermelon Relay Race

Supplies: 1 Watermelon per team, swimming pool, optional - something to grease the watermelon

Divide your group into equal teams and place a similar sized watermelon in the pool. (It will float) If you want to make the slippery grease the watermelon with crisco, vaseline or vegetable oil before placing in the pool.

Teams will line up at one end of the pool, however if the pool is long you can put team members at each end of the pool. The first player from each team gets in the water and must move the watermelon from one and of the pool to the other and back again in any manner they want but they must stay in the pool and cannot hug the edge while moving the watermelon. Once they have accomplished this task, they tag the next person in line the they must then complete the same task. This continues until everyone on the team has finished the watermelon relay. The first team to complete the relay Wins.

and a half way point where each team must roll their watermelon, circle and then turn around and roll the watermelon back to the starting point.

Once the person rolling the watermelon returns to the Starting Line, they tag the next person in line and they take their turn roll the watermelon. The first team to have all players rolls their watermelons around the course is the Winner.

3. Watermelon Eating Contest

Supplies: Watermelon, knife, napkins, plates optional, water to rinse hands afterwards

This is a little messy but a fun and tasty event. First give everyone a similar sized piece of watermelon. Then let your player know whether the are allowed to use their hands for this contest (easier) or if you cannot use your hands to eat the watermelon (harder and messier).

Then when the game host say Go!, each player races to be the first person to eat all of their watermelon. The first person to eat their watermelon down to the rind while obeying the rules wins. Anyone who breaks the rules is out of the contest.

4. Watermelon Seed Spitting for Distance

Supplies: Watermelon with seeds, area to spit seeds, marker/markers

This Watermelon Seed Spitting game is easy and fun for kids and adults. This game is best played on dirt, asphalt, sidewalk or where you can see the watermelon seeds land.

Establish a playing line where players line up without crossing when they take their turn spitting their watermelon seeds. Then hand out watermelon slices for players to eat. As they find watermelon seeds, players come to the playing line and try to spit the watermelon seed as far as they can.

Once the seed lands mark it with a flag, coin or stick. You can have individual markers so each player can see their best result or just mark the watermelon seed that has been spit the furthest.

Give each player 3 or 5 attempts at spitting the seeds and the person who spits the watermelon seed the farthest wins.

5. Watermelon Seed Spitting Target Competition

Supplies: Watermelon with seeds, area to spit seeds, target / cup / bucket

This watermelon game is similar to the distance game but focuses on hitting a target so you to play this game in the grass.

Use a cup, bucket or create a bullseye target, then as the guests find seeds in their watermelon they can step to the players line, aim and try to spit the watermelon seed into or onto the target.

Each player will be given the same number of attempts to you the target and will receive 1 point for each time they land on or in the target. (Please check the target after each attempt and remove any seeds from the target before the next player takes their turn. Each player should receive the same number of attempts, we recommend 10 for this watermelon game.

After all players have taken their attempts at the target, add up the scores and the one with the most points in the winner. If there is a tie, do a sudden death round until someone hits the target and can be declared the winner.

6. Watermelon Grab Game - Single Player or Teams

Supplies: Watermelon, swimming pool, something to grease the watermelon

This Slippery game involves greasing the outside of your watermelon with Crisco, vegetable oil or Vaseline so it is very slippery. Once the watermelon is greased then toss the watermelon into a pool and tell the swimmers that the first person to get the watermelon out of the pool wins.

Another option is to form teams and give each team an end of the pool to defend. The first team to get the watermelon to the other teams end first wins. (Player must have control of the watermelon and the other hand just needs to touch the pool edge.) Once a point is scored, the other team gets the watermelon in the center of the pool. The game continues until a team reaches a set amount of points, we recommend 3 points, then they are declared the winner.

7. Save Watermelon Seeds for Bingo

Supplies: Watermelon with seeds, Bingo game

Create unexpected fun by having the kids save their watermelon seeds, then rinse and clean them, allow to dry in the sun then later let the kids know your are going to play Bingo. We have a variety of printable Bingo games that you can personalize and play at your picnic or family event.

View Printable Bingo Games like 4th of July Bingo, Summer Bingo, Family Bingo and more.

If you like this Watermelon games and want to take them with you to the park, picnic or family reunion, we made it easy just Print the Watermelon Games PDF. It has most of the games and simple directions for outdoor fun..

Watermelon games are fun, easy and a part of summer. Please note the National Watermelon Promotion Board recommends that you wash your watermelon before preparing it, so be sure to clean the greased watermelon after playing with it.

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