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!


  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. Tasheena Nicole Johnson

    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.

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