6 Water Play Ideas For The Kids This Week

6 Water Play Ideas For The Kids This Week

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Summer is one of our favorite seasons. You’re probably wondering why since we live in the Sunshine State.

Our oldest is now in school and summer is how we plan our fun activities. From family trips to local play dates with other moms, it’s been exciting to get the boys out more.

It’s interesting to see how much we can do with water play. To help inspire you and your little ones, we’ve put together six ideas for you to try this week:

  1. Go to a local splash pad. These are always a hit with the boys!

2. Visit nearby pools. We prefer our community pool or a family member’s.

3. Have a water balloon fight. We make water balloons by the 100s using this.

4. Grab water guns and fill them up. The kids and adults always jump in to join the fun. Check out this pack of 30 water guns for your family and friends to enjoy.

5. Turn on the hose. Whether you’re washing the car or simply watering the plants, you can make it a great time with the kids with just the hose. We did this as kids and it was fun helping my dad wash the car.

6. Plan a play date at the water park with friends. You can save by bringing your own snacks and other essentials.

What were your favorite water play moments growing up? Tell us in a comment below!

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

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  1. this is perfect with it being 80 out right now and i cant just keep getting the pool out. i cant wait to try some of these!

  2. I Found your article very interesting for the kids, I will share this with my sister in law, It will be helpfull for her.

  3. I am so lucky to have a pool in my backyard. We are in the water every day! So important for kids to know how to swim and how to have fun in the water.

  4. How fun! My daughter loves playing in the water and would love all of these. She has many water guns and we liked to go to water parks.

  5. We are heading to the beach this weekend. My kids love being by the water. It’s good for the kids, too.

  6. I am going to MELT when my son is old enough to enjoy a water splash zone! OMG – I love my son so dang much and I think everything he does it cute, so I can only imagine how I am going to handle this! LOL!

  7. Growing up I used to love playing with water balloons. It was so much fun alone trying to get the water inside of the ballon. LOL

  8. Waterplay is what I look forward to in the summer. It is the perfec thing to do when it is too hot to even breathe.

  9. I remember loving water balloon fights as a kid! It always took FOREVER to fill them up and only a few moments to use them. But I still had fun! I should do an adult balloon fight haha

  10. Thats some funfilled ideas. I recollect my childhood.

  11. Love this! Such great ideas for my little nephews!

  12. I cant wait until my little guy has interest in water balloon fights but he loves the splash pad!

  13. When my kids were little they really loved all of these activities. We also made a low cost version of a slip and slide and had tons of fun with that and the garden hose.

  14. Yay for water balloon fights and squirt guns! I’m totally taping this list to our fridge this summer.

  15. All seems to be fun water related because of the due heat. I can imagine how happy kids could be during this season. Summer is also my favorite.

  16. My whole family enjoys water sports and play! We almost ALWAYS have water balloons at family get togethers and picnics. We also love exploring all the different creeks in our area!

  17. I loved all your suggestions. Kids enjoy playing with water balloons, water guns, going to the pool, or water parks.

  18. These are awesome ideas this summer. I think my nephew will surely enjoy these water activities.

  19. That is so cool!!! I love the water balloon idea, it is something i can enjoy with my kids as well. Thanks a lot.

  20. This is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the weather. Sometimes it can get too hot but the water ideas really help make it more fun.

  21. Water play is something that kids must do during the summer time. Summer just wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the pool, water fights, balloon throws, and the good old hose.

  22. Playing with the kids is such an important part of summer. These memories will last for a life time.

  23. I’ve been wanting to have a water balloon fight with my little one. They’re so much fun!

  24. These are great ideas! Our hose busted outside so I need to get that replaced asap. It’s too hot to not have water activities!

  25. Kids love to play with water. My son loved to play with water guns and water balloons with his cousins when they were little.

  26. We have a local splash pad that the kids really enjoy. We go there once a week. I love that it’s free and keeps them cool on a hot day!

  27. We have a membership at the pool but it doesn’t seem to compare to playing outside in the sprinkler.

  28. Wow! This looks like so much fun! I am sure my son will love water play during summer!

  29. Really great ideas – I’ll share with my mom friends!!

  30. Great ideas to help kids get some water fun beyond the local pool!

    1. These are all such excellent ideas! We love nothing more than water play in the summer! It gets so hot here!

  31. These are nice ideas to beat the heat this summer. On this weekend we are going try playing with water balloons and water guns, I am sure everyone will have a lot of fun.

  32. We’ve got a heat wave going on in Southern California this week. These water play ideas are going to keep us all cool. Plus, they’re so much fun!

  33. Water balloon fight and water gun sounds so fun..! Perfect summer activities, kids will really enjoy it.

  34. Thanks for sharing these tips! We’re headed outside for the day to play!

  35. My kids would be happy with a bucket and a cup to play in the water! These are some great tips and I hope to do some of them before the summer is up.

  36. Wow thanks for sharing many water activities, they are really interesting and look fun

  37. I really wish our school would host a water play day for the kids (We have school until the end of the month). It look so much fun!

  38. I need to get some water ballons for a ballon fight. they are always so much fun and the kids love them

  39. Summer is the best time for water play and you and your kids surely had lots of fun in that water park. Thanks for sharing your tips.

  40. I love water sports so definitely, yes to water games. And with the kids? It can even be much fun. Especially playing with water balloons and water guns!!!

  41. Water play is the best for summer, I love balloon fights and visiting the nearby pool. I could imagine this would be so fun having kids around playing with water.

  42. It’s all about fun for the kids and the family. What great photos so nice.

  43. I don’t have kids but I am SO up for doing these things with my friends haha
    It never hurts to stay a little playful, right? 😉
    xx, Theresa

  44. Water parks and water balloons call my kids names all through Summer. It’s so fun to watch them enjoy life and for us to sit back and watch them.

  45. These are great ideas for having fun with water outside! I love the water balloons and playing in the hose.

  46. I love these ideas, most of the time we visited a nearby resort or sometimes we’ve played water gun and water balloon and it’s really a lot of fun.

  47. This looks like so much fun! As a kid I would love water parks so this looks like a dream to me! -Sondra Barker @cuisineandtravel.com

  48. Such a fun way to beat the summer heat!! When I was younger all of us kids would be outside running through the sprinklers.

  49. Ahh I used to love having water balloon fights or water gun fights back when I was younger. I still remember running around the parks filling up my guns at the water fountain and having the best time.

  50. Those were a lovely ideas. Perfect for a summer activities. My kdis would be so happy to try this.

  51. With the temperatures rising up to 28 C next week these suggestions are going to be so handy especially to keep the kids cool

  52. Can’t resist a good water balloon fight! I love summer activities that include water 🙂

  53. Fun ideas! My kids love going to the splash pad and playing with water balloons. We brought a bunch of squirt guns on our recent camping trip. Great summer fun!

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