We are excited to share our today’s new game, Downpour. Temperatures are heating up and this is a great game to get your group cooled down!

PREP TIME – 2 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDEDClear Plastic Cups (for each player), Clear Water Pitcher (one per team), Water Source (hose, bucket, jug, whatever)

GAME TIME – 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS – Teams of 10-20 (make sure teams are even)


Before you begin playing, make sure each team has access to water so they can refill their cups. Next, put them in a single-file line based on their height. The tallest person needs to be in front and the shortest at the end. They also need to be facing forward to begin.

The name of this game is speed and precision. Downpour requires the front person in each line to have a full cup of water, while everyone else on the team will have an empty cup.

Once you start the game, the first person (tallest) must turn and face the next person (second tallest) in line. They will then try to tip their cup of water into the empty cup being held by the person with the empty cup. The trick is that the cups must stay firmly atop the head of each player. They can use their hands to hold the cup there, but they can not touch anything else.

The goal of the game is to do this all the way to the end of the line and then have the last person (shortest) pour the remaining water into a pitcher. Once the last cup is poured into the pitcher, the first person in line can refill their cup and start passing it down again. The first team to fill up the pitcher (or have the most after a designated amount of time) is the winner!


1. Make sure the cups and pitchers are all the same, otherwise measuring will be incredibly difficult.

2. Put water pitchers on a solid surface to make sure they don’t tip over.

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