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5 Great Backyard Water Games

Water games are so much fun! See pictures of classic toys and games. Jupiterimages/Comstock/Thinkstock

Your family has spent those first few heady days of summer in full couch potato mode. But now that you're all experiencing cartoon and cereal overload, it's time to get those muscles moving before they atrophy into SpongeBob-like weakness. And what better way than with some great backyard water games?

These water games aren't your ordinary run-of-the-sprinkler versions. They're challenging, fast-paced and -- best of all -- require supplies you probably have on hand anyway. We'll start with a liquid twist on a land-based favorite.