Mermaid Tail Games

Looking for some fun mermaid tail games?

Here are our Top Ten fintastic ideas for you:

#1 Mermaids and Seahorses

Divide into two even teams—mermaids and seahorses. Seahorses will form a circle. Each mermaid finds a seahorse partner and stands directly behind her. Assign a caller. If the caller says “seahorse,” then all of the seahorses must swim clockwise behind all of the mermaids and around the circle back to their spot. If the caller says “mermaid,” then all the mermaids must swim like mermaids, with their legs together or wearing their tails, clockwise around and back to their spot. The last mermaid or seahorse to swim back to their spot is out, along with their partner. The remaining pair wins.

mermaid tail games#2 Mermaid Treasure Hunt

This great party game for the pool can be adapted for all ages and abilities. For advanced mermaids, scatter fun trinkets at the deep end and let them scoop up as much treasure as they can in one dive. Trinkets can be colorful necklaces, diving sticks, or miscellaneous dollar store items. For younger mermaids, scatter a few items in the shallow end by their feet. Can they hold their breath long enough to bend down and pick them up? Adjust  the game according to each swimmer’s ability. Adult supervision is always recommended.

#3 Watch Out for Sharks!

Divide into teams of sharks and mermaids. Match each mermaid with a dive ring the same color as her tail. Then throw the dive rings in at random. When the adult says go, each mermaid will retrieve her dive stick from the bottom. But watch out for sharks! The sharks can stop you! Sharks can move the rings, block the mermaids’ diving attempts and even pull the rings off their arms. The first mermaid to find her ring, make it through shark-infested water, and return to “home base,” wins.

#4 Musical Islands

This pool party version of musical chairs uses inflatable rings as islands. You will need one fewer island than players for each round. As the music plays, mermaids should cruise all around the pool. When the music stops, mermaids need to swim to the closest island and put on the ring to claim it. The player who doesn’t get an island is out. The game continues until the last island is claimed and that mermaid is the winner.

#5 Mermaid Races

Form two lines of even teams for a relay hula hoop race. Ask an adult to stand in the middle of the pool while holding a hula hoop out on both sides. Players swim through the hoops, do a somersault to flip around, and swim back through the hoop to tag the next player. The first team to all swim through the hoops wins. If guests have a mermaid tail, have them race in their tails. If not, then depending on the level of skill, party guests can either swim or use water noodles or kick boards to move across the pool and through the hoops. Mix up the level of swimmers to make the teams as even as possible.

#6 Mermaid’s Magic Moves

Have one player be the judge. All of the mermaids will take turns using their best techniques and tricks to impress the judge. Mermaids can swim through hula hoops, upside down, twirling, somersaults or whatever to perform her most magic move. The judge will pick a winner and the winner judges the next round.

#7 Poor Unfortunate Souls

If your pool has a large shallow end and few party guests can swim, then this is the game for you! Have your portable music player playing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” in this version of reverse musical chairs. Pass around a large beach ball. When the music stops, the mermaid holding the ball is out and scoots to the edge of the pool. The last one left wins.

#8 Sharks and Mermaids

To start, a “shark” stands in the middle of the pool. Mermaids start at one end of the pool. When the shark yells, “mermaids!” all of the mermaids must swim to the other side before being tagged by the shark. Every mermaid that is tagged becomes a shark. All of the sharks then work together to tag all of the mermaids. The game continues until only one mermaid is left. That player wins and begins the next game as the shark. To make the game more challenging, have mermaids jump or dive into the pool, swim to the other side, and exit the water before being tagged by the shark.

#9 Mermaid Dive

With different colors of diving sticks, you can hold various diving competitions. Mermaids can dive individually with a prize awarded for the fastest time. Or the goal may be how many they can retrieve with one breath. Mermaids can also dive together to collect assigned colors and the first one finished, wins.

#10 Miss Mermaid America

Choose one announcer. The other swimmers are “contestants.” Hold a mermaid fashion show where you swim the runway. Rely on your imagination to make it as elaborate and creative as you want. You can have a talent and trick competition, a fastest swimmer competition, and even ask an on-stage mermaid question.

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61 Comments


  1. Apr 8, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Anna the Mermaid says

    I always wanted a Fin Fun tail ever science I was in 1st grade. I finally got one in 2nd grade and LOVED IT! I was a professional mermaid until I outgrew it in 3rd grade. Now I am almost in 5th grade and am hoping to get another one this summer.🤞🧜‍♀️


  2. Mar 10, 2018 at 8:30 am
    Mariana says

    I am a professional mermaid.🐠


  3. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:37 am
    Aqua Maria says

    I have been searching about mermaids since i was in 4th grade. I have also read biographies about mermaids


  4. Feb 18, 2018 at 7:41 am
    Kittie says

    This is so cool! I will definitely be using these! Thanks Fin Fun!


  5. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm
    kingman123 says

    this is a sick thing


  6. Nov 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm
    angie says

    i cant get a mermaid tail


  7. Aug 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    elsa says

    i can’t get a mermaid tail to


  8. Jun 4, 2017 at 11:30 am
    Unytee says

    I can’t get a mermaid tail


    1. Jun 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm
      Crystal says

      I am so sorry you can’t get a mermaid tail they are so much fun . If you do get one you wont regret it.


  9. Apr 22, 2017 at 11:01 am
    Luna says

    I want to be a mermaid and FinFun made it come true!!!!!!!!!


  10. Feb 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm
    TheMermaidKittyCat says

    I love mermaids


    1. Nov 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm
      angie says

      i love mermaids too


  11. Feb 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    Vivianna says

    hi my name is vivianna and i love your shop for fin fun mermaid tails i love the pink one so much


    1. Aug 4, 2017 at 11:06 am
      Loralei says

      Hi I’m Loralei I enter a chance to win a fin fun tail 🌊


  12. Dec 13, 2016 at 11:47 am
    Anonymous says

    awfull


  13. Dec 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    Caroline says

    im so exited to get 1


    1. Feb 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm
      TheMermaidKittyCat says

      I had crystal’s Arctic blue tail but I let my friend use it and she accidentally ripped a hole in it so my mom is getting me the Aussie green one for my b-day


      1. Jun 9, 2017 at 3:02 pm
        Crystal says

        Why would you get Aussie green arctic tail is so much better.


  14. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:50 pm
    YISEL says

    AMAZING AND OMG


  15. Aug 10, 2016 at 5:25 pm
    Ella says

    My name is Ella


    1. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:12 am
      Jenny says

      Dear:Ella I don’t have a pool to swim in and I want a tail but I have to learn how to swim and I want a tail but my parents dasin’t get me tail ?❤️??


  16. Aug 10, 2016 at 5:23 pm
    w says

    I’m getting a rio red marmaid tail for Christmas I’m so happy!!!!???


  17. Aug 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm
    jaida says

    your awesome mermaids


  18. Jul 6, 2016 at 6:33 pm
    Aqua says

    i don’t have a tail or a pool but my neighbor is my uncle and he has a pool so i will just use his when i have my tail but i beat the games are fun


    1. Jul 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm
      mary says

      sorry you don’t have a tail yet


      1. Jan 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm
        Isla says

        I’m sorry too


  19. Jun 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm
    Jia says

    I love my tail and yes my real name is Jia too


  20. Jun 23, 2016 at 7:41 am
    mya the mermaid says

    fun games


  21. Jun 11, 2016 at 9:18 pm
    lydia says

    i love your imagenation and thank you for showing me your tails and stuff

    sincerily your friend


    1. Oct 16, 2016 at 6:57 am
      GALENA says

      WERE DID YOU GET ONE


      1. Mar 22, 2017 at 10:28 am
        booboo says

        you order the mermaid tale, on fin fun .com


  22. May 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    H20mermaidfanatic says

    Thank you mom and FinFun for making and getting Waverlee’s Malibu Pink!! The tail is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO realistic-looking! I love how it is so pigmented! THANKS inFINity and beyond FinFun,MOM,and WAAVERLEEEEEE!


  23. May 28, 2016 at 10:17 am
    Vivienne says

    I Want to get one


  24. Apr 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    Monroe says

    Oh!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for my birthday because maybe a family member will get me a tail! I want one i have a costume tail but it is not swimmable.. Waa but I love wearing it LOLZ! Great IDEAS>>>>>>>>>–>


  25. Feb 27, 2016 at 9:33 pm
    Katelynn says

    Awesome I might try this at my pool when it opens up in the spring or summer! My bff’s al have tails too!


  26. Jan 18, 2016 at 8:04 am
    Madison says

    Love these games! But none of my friends of family members have tails. How can I play these games without tails? Also, how long does it take to ship these tails to VA?


    1. Jan 18, 2016 at 9:36 am
      Fin Fun says

      Use your imaginations while you work and save for your own real tail. We can ship to VA in 3-5 days!


      1. May 29, 2016 at 4:32 pm
        H20mermaidfanatic says

        love u finfun


    2. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:29 pm
      Ava Migliorino says

      I do not have any fines but I am saving up for one.
      It is really pretty!!!
      I love your games!!!


      1. Jun 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm
        sarina says

        how much are they


  27. Dec 28, 2015 at 6:06 pm
    lauren says

    Adorable! I’m definetly going to use those things with 3 other friends, just got my Jia’s asian magneta purple tail and clamshell top.! And my friend got the Crystal’s artic blue mermaid tail for christmas. Also my sister and hers have mermaid tails too! Thanks so much fin fun, now i can be a cowgirl on land and mermaid in water!


  28. Sep 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm
    Esra says

    ???just ordered my fin fun Aussie green mermaid tail with a mini fun can’t wait to it comes love you fun fun for making me dream come true to be a mermaid thank you love you so much fun fun. Xxxooooxxxx???❤️❤️?????


    1. Dec 15, 2015 at 1:20 pm
      jannat says

      that is so so so so so so cool


  29. Aug 5, 2015 at 7:51 pm
    Andrearose says

    i was in love myself as a endless mermaid


    1. Aug 5, 2015 at 7:55 pm
      Andrearose says

      Is my first time as a member at fin fun mermaid i am excited and little nervous to be as p.s mermaids are very as to be xoxoxoxoxoxox


  30. Aug 2, 2015 at 3:51 am
    Alisha says

    I love mermaids because I am really obsessed with mermaids.I like Aussie cause she is really pretty and awesome.


  31. Jul 14, 2015 at 7:04 am
    mermaid Tako says

    those are sooo awesome games i just like each of them! if i had a pool or a meraid tail and have friends who have mermaid tails too but georgia is pretty poor so i don’t think they would buy that i just wish to live in USA that would be dream come true! i hope i could win a greencard! 🙁


    1. Sep 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm
      Esra says

      I wish I had a green card to i live in Ireland it’s my dream to go to newyork when I’m older ?????.

      America here I come ????


      1. Sep 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm
        Mermaid tako says

        Yeah I hope I will win this year it’s my dream to go to new York! This is going to be super awesome! Because I could see the ocean everyday! And in here in Georgia I wasn’t able to see the sea until I was 12 and I was st the sea for just five days and in new York this was gonna be a dream co!e true if it will be real someday and it will be much more awesome if it will go as I am hoping it will I wish!!??????????????????????????????????


        1. Jun 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm
          lydia says

          hey have fishy fun okaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      2. Oct 16, 2016 at 7:46 am
        GALENA says

        WERE


  32. Jun 20, 2015 at 8:00 am
    Mermade Catherine says

    Today is my birth day I jest got the green tail I’m wearing it now!!!!!!;)love you finfun I’m 9


  33. Jun 14, 2015 at 5:42 pm
    Mermaidlover says

    Awesome ideas! The sad thing is is that I don’t have any friends that have mermaid tails:(


  34. May 31, 2015 at 5:37 am
    happy says

    I love the tails but my dad and mom will buy me some fin fun the color is orange in the fin fun sparcles yey????


  35. Jan 31, 2015 at 8:08 pm
    jenna says

    i got a pink one i love it sooo much i got friends that got them to it is chilly so i were it in my house


  36. Jan 8, 2015 at 9:57 am
    Macey says

    HI Fin Fun! I just wanna say thank you so so much! I chose carribean sunset orange- it was perfect! And i can’t believe you came all the way from the USA to Europe, where i live. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!X


  37. Sep 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm
    Mermaid Luna says

    These are such great ideas for games! I wish my friends had mermaid tails so I could play with them.


  38. Aug 23, 2014 at 9:33 pm
    lilyana says

    love it


    1. Jun 11, 2016 at 9:34 pm
      lydia says

      so um thats all your going to say right now is love it wow!!!!! sweetie we got lots to learn girl


  39. Jul 19, 2014 at 8:08 am
    oceanna says

    this is so cool! but only one of my friends has a mermaid tail we both saved up our own money, and we both have the golden scale mermaid tail. I hope some of my other friends buy tails. this is so awesome I love you fin fun I just saved up money for the assiegreen tail but its out of stalk. ok sorry this was so long bye!


  40. Jul 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm
    Negar says

    I love these ideas for playing with other mermaid but I don’t have a mermaid tail and I post my photo to chance to win