Ready for a fun Fourth of July patriotic pool party game? Check out 13 Colonies:
Set up a little station for each colony on one side of the pool.
You can use plastic cups with the name of each colony written on each cup. To prevent them from floating away you might want to weigh them down with a stone.
On the other side of the pool (which is the Atlantic for now), place a bucket filled with 13 marbles for England. The marbles have to be brought to the colonies.
While smaller kids can carry them in their fist, older children might want to try to carry the marbles with their toes.
Who can win the most colonies? When somebody looses a marble in the pool he has to pay taxes and bring all his colonies’ marbles back to England.
Have fun and a Happy Fourth of July!