How to Play Water Balloon Baseball

Water balloon baseball is a classic summertime activity. It’s easy to set up and can be played with any number of people. All you need is a water balloon and a bat, and you’re ready to play!


Water balloon baseball is a great summer activity for kids of all ages. It’s easy to set up and can be played in the backyard, at the park, or even at the beach. All you need is a water balloon, a bat, and a few players. Here’s how to play:

How to Play Water Balloon Baseball
1. Fill up water balloons and place them in a bucket or cooler.
2. Have one player be the “pitcher” and another player be the “batter.”
3. The pitcher should try to throw the water balloon at the batter, who should try to hit it with the bat.
4. If the batter hits the balloon, they get a point. If they miss, the pitcher gets a point.
5. The first Player to Reach 10 points wins!

What You’ll Need

-Water balloons
-1 small softball or rubber ball
-1 baseball bat
-10 players (5 on each team)

1. Fill water balloons with tap water until they’re about three-quarters full. You’ll need about 10 water balloons for every game. Store the balloons in a cool, shady place until you’re ready to play.

2. Designate a playing field. A good size for a water balloon baseball field is 30 feet wide by 60 feet long You can use chalk or string to mark the boundaries of the field.

3. Place a bucket of water balloons at each end of the playing field, within easy reach of the teams’ players.

4. Choose one player from each team to be the catcher. The catcher will stand between the two buckets of water balloons, at the back end of the playing field.

5. The other players on each team will line up behind their respective catchers, at the back end of the playing field.

Setting Up

To set up the game, you will need a water balloon for each player, a bat, and a ball. The game is played with two teams of two players each. One player from each team is the batter, and the other player is the pitcher. The game is played on a field with a distance of about 20 feet between the batting and pitching areas.

To start the game, each team gets one turn to hit the ball with their water balloon. The team that hits the ball furthest wins! If both teams hit the ball equally far, then they both get another turn to hit. The first team to get two hits out of three tries wins the game!

Playing the Game

You’ll need two teams of equal players, a water balloon for each player, and a mask or other form of eye protection for each player. The game is played with a soft baseball (or another soft ball).

To start the game, one player from each team stands at opposite ends of the playing field. They throw the ball to each other, and the game begins when the ball is caught.

Players can score runs by Hitting the ball and then touching all four bases before being tagged out by a member of the opposing team When a player hits the ball, they must drop their water balloon and try to advance to the next base before being tagged out. If they are successful in touching all four bases, they score a run for their team.

The game is over when one team has scored enough runs to surpass the other team’s score, or when all of the water balloons have been broken. In order to prevent injuries it is important to make sure that players are not throwing the ball too hard.


In water balloon baseball, runs are scored just like in regular baseball. A run is scored when a player on the batting team hits the ball and then safely makes it all the way around the bases to home plate The team with the most runs at the end of the game is the winner!

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for playing water balloon baseball:

-If you have never played before, start with a smaller balloon. A super-soaker may be too much for a first-time player.
-A good grip is key. Try to hold the balloon in the palm of your hand, not in your fingers.
-Pitching the water balloon is all about arm action. Use your shoulder and snap your wrist when you release the balloon.
-Hitting the water balloon is all about aim. Try to make contact with the center of the balloon for maximum impact.
-If you re Playing in a group, keep track of who hit the balloon last. The person who hit the balloon is “out” and can no longer play. The game is over when only one person is left “in”.


Here are some variations on the game to keep Things Interesting
-Play with multiple teams of two or more players.
-Increase the number of water balloons each team has.
-have one team throw underhanded and the other team throw overhand.
-Have a designated catcher for each team.
-Play in teams of three, with one player being the pitcher, one player being the catcher, and one player roaming the outfield.

Safety Considerations

Water balloon baseball is a Dangerous Game and should only be played with adult supervision. Make sure that all players re wearing protective gear such as gloves, helmets, and eye protection. Inspect the playing area for obstacles that could cause injury, such as sharp rocks or broken glass. Only use water balloons that are free of holes or leaks. Do not swing the bat unless there is someone behind you to catch the balloon.


Water balloon baseball is a great game for summertime fun. It’s a perfect way to cool off on a hot day, and it’s also a lot of fun for kids of all ages. In order to play the game you’ll need a few supplies, including water balloons, plastic bats and a softball. You’ll also need two teams of players. The game is played just like regular baseball, with the teams taking turns hitting the ball and trying to score runs. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins!

Further Reading

If you want to learn more about water balloon baseball, here are some resources that can help:

-The Official Water Balloon Baseball Rulebook: This book covers all the rules and regulations of water balloon baseball, from how to set up the field to how teams can score points

-The Water Balloon baseball league This organization hosts tournaments and games across the United States so if you want to get involved in the competitive side of things, this is a great resource.

-Water Balloon Baseball Tips and Tricks: This blog post covers some basic strategy tips for playing water balloon baseball, like how to properly throw a water balloon and what type of balloons work best.

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