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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  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

    1. Jul 27, 2018 at 1:19 pm
      Elvira from Ingo says:

      To aqua Maria
      Hi there 🙂 What kind of mermaid biographys have you read cuse I kinda want to do a little mermaid research and want some good recommendations on reading material have you read the Ingo series?.. they a pretty good
      I liked them.
      You should read them!!!!! Uggg I cant find a symbol for mermaid. Isn’t that outrageously maddening

      Sincerely Elvira ❤❤❤💖

  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:

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  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:

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  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:

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


  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:


  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 ?❤️??