Summertime is perfect for lazy mornings and fun afternoons playing.
Fun And Easy Water Activities For Kids
Water play is a great way to keep kids busy and cool on even the honest summer days. You do not need a pool or sprinkler to help keep kids cool in the summer with these simple ideas.
Water Gun Fight
A water gun fight is a classic way to get kids out and having fun. Even if you prefer to keep gun-shaped toys out of it you can find cheap squirters at your local dollar store that look like crayons. Fill a large bucket or tote with water to make it easy to refill.
Sponge balls can be a fun summer version of a snowball fight. You can make your own by cutting sponges into strips and tying them into pompoms. Learn how to make sponge ball here. Socks with no matches make a simple and easy water bomb while upcycling items you already have around the house. Roll up and toss to a bucket of water. If they get messy simply toss them to the washer.
Ice Treasure Hunt
Make an ice treasure hunt by filling an old ice cream bucket or gallon milk jug with the top cut off with water. Add in small toys and treasures for your child to explore as they chip away and meltdown the block of ice. Add a bit of food coloring to make it even more fun for kids.
Ice painting is a popular and fun way to get kids playing outside. Fill an ice tray with water and food coloring to make paint to use on an old white flat sheet or the sidewalk. To make an ice sidewalk plaint that will pop a bit more mix in 1/2 cup cornstarch into the water before adding to the tray and adding color. Make in a popsicle maker to add handles.
Hold a toy wash in your backyard. This is a great way to give your child’s toys a good deep cleaning while keeping them busy and having fun. Kids love playing in water giving their dolls, cars, and large play items a bath. As a bonus, your kids will have a will with the bubbles formed while playing in the soapy water.
Make A Water Blob
Grab some plastic sheeting and duct tape to make a homemade water blob. Tape the edges together with a hose inside one corner. Fill the blob with water and seek. For a better seal try using flex seal tape that can handle getting wet on its adhesive surface.
Water Sensory Bin
Make a simple sensory bin for your child to play in. A simple sensory bin with water and measuring cups will keep a young child busy for quite a while. Add small floating objects or water beads for older kids to make for a fun water-based sensory activity to help keep your kids busy.
If you have a kiddy pool you can use alphabet water toys to make for a fun way to work on literacy practice with your child. Have them look for a specific letter or the letters to spell out words you want them to practice spelling and reading.
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