Games & Icebreakers, Outdoor Games

Fat Bat (Wiffle Ball w/ a wading pool)


A fun, outdoor version of whiffle ball. Home plate can be anything, but first base (the only base) is a kid’s wading pool filled with water. The player steps up to bat and after they get a hit, they run and jump in the pool.

The defense can throw the whiffle ball at the runner to get them out, but after they jump in the pool, they’re safe. The next player bats and does the same thing, only the player that is already in the pool doesn’t have to run, but once they leave the pool to try and make it back home, they cannot return to base (the pool).

This gets fun when there are several people in the pool at the same time! We use the fat whiffle ball bat and a ball that doesn’t hurt when students get “pegged.”

Added by Charlton Cupp

Also, see Rio Linda Wiffle Ball (Click Here).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Erin
    May 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

    um…be super-careful with this one. This is the EXACT way I broke my leg…and not some normal break, but a spiral break. YIKES!

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