I always tell people our summer consists of either activities indoors with the A/C because it gets super hot here in Florida and when we go outside it has to consist of water. If there is no water activity my kids are begging to get inside and honestly I do not blame them. Here is some of our water fun activities during the summer!
Water balloon fights. Although I made it easier by getting a water balloon pumping station – so worth the money!
Many parks have water fountains to play in and if not pick up a good sprinkler and have the kids play in the yard all while watering your lawn at the same time!
Homemade slip n’ slide! We do have a store bought one too BUT this works out great because it is wider.
Perfect for little ones, outside put out measuring cups, a turkey baster and different size bowls with water and have the child pour the water from bowl to bowl. They are bound to make a mess all over themselves keeping them cool!
When going to the beach bring a PVC free shower curtain liner and make a pool for littler ones to play in. My aunt did this for my son a few years ago and I was amazed how much my son loved it. Easy to make, dig a hole in the sand, place the liner over the hold and pour water in from the ocean!
Buy a blow up pool, it’s almost summer and they seem to be on sale almost everywhere. Be creative, maybe even put a sprinkler next to the pool with the water pouring on the kids. If you do not have a pool in your backyard, most community pools are inexpensive to use.
When it rains let the kids play in the rain! Safety tip though only if it is not lightening or thundering!
Put out large buckets and containers for kids to fill, sit in and splash around in. There are many my kids love to sit in and soak!
Head to the beach! Lakes or rivers are fun to swim in as long as you know what maybe lurking in them, alligators in lakes would be off limits for my family! I am amazed how many families do not mind them.
Have the kids help you wash your car. When my kids help me everyone winds up getting soaking wet and my van gets nice and clean!
What kind of water activities do your kids enjoy over the summer? Please share!