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Saturday, June 22, 2013

6 Summer Water Activities for #Kids

Yesterday was the first official day of Summer!
The weather is nice and hot which means it's time to pull out those bathing suits and have some water fun! I've gathered up 6 great Summer Water Activities for Kids that are sure to cool them off in no time... All while having tons of wonderful fun!

Enjoy the water this #Summer and get Creative!!
View the original Activity Posts on their hosts sites using the title link above each project.

Water Balloon Pinata -- Scrap Happy Heather

Photo and Idea from Scrap Happy Heather 

Looking for a some cooling down fun but don't have a pool or slip n' slide? Fill up lots of balloons with water and hang them up in a place where they can become Water Balloon Pinata's!!!! What a better way to spend a hot day with water balloons without the worry of you or your child getting hit too hard with a fast flying balloon! (Everyone's had a round red circle place from a water balloon hit... It can get painful!)

All you need is -- Balloons, Yarn/String, Water, Hard stick or bat and WATER!!!

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DIY Water Wall -- Tinker Lab

Photo and Idea from Tinker Lab

No need to spend all that money on a water table this summer when you can make your own water wall from plastic soda bottles! DIY Projects are not only cost effecient but teach kids how to reuse unused items or "trash" as Creative DIY Fun

Supplies Needed:
  • A Wooden wall or fence to attach water feature to
  • 5 or 6 Plastic Soda Bottles
  • Screws and Drill
  • Exacto knife (or something similar to cut holes in bottles)
  • Neat by water source
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Photo and Idea from Blog Me Mom

Every one has played the age old game of tic-tac-toe but now that it's Summer time, it's time to mix things up a bit.... With water of course! Using food coloring and water you can being a whole new experience to playing Tic-tac-toe by taking it outside. --This would also make a great Color teaching activity to teach mixing colors to the younger kids!

Supplies Needed:
  • 9 Clear cups (so you can see the colors)
  • 3 squeeze bottles/Cups for Gameplay
  • 3 Cups to hold extra colored water
  • Food Coloring (Primary Colors work best -- Red, Yellow and Blue)
  • Water
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Ice Jewelry -- Blog Me Mom

Photo and Idea from Blog Me Mom

Try adding some tasty style to your Summer play with Ice Jewelry! You can simply use water and food coloring but I believe using the Popsicle's that come in liquid form, is a wayy better idea! Kool-Aid would work as well! --Make sure your kids aren't wearing anything that can't get stained since the melting ice may stain.

Supplies Needed:
  • 1 or 2 Ice Cube Trays - Regular trays work fine - Shapes are more fun
  • Thread/String
  • Popcicle Liquid
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Ice Boats -- Reading Confetti

Photo and Idea from Reading Confetti

Ice seems to have many fun options of creating fun. These adorable Ice Boats are sure to be tons of fun for not only the boys but the girls too! You can even make a DIY tin foil river to give your boats a path to take! Doesn't it sound exciting!! Instead of the river you could use a bucket, water table or other large container to hold water for the Ice Boat to float around in. The boats are made the same way that Kool-Aid Popsicle's are but with a toothpick or small twig stuck into the tops.

Supplies Needed:
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Toothpicks or small twigs/sticks
  • Scrap paper for boat sail
  • Tin Foil (Optional but fun - Cheep Dollar Store Brand works fine)
  • Water Hose and Hook-up
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Water Blob -- We Made That

Photo and Idea from We Made That

The water blob reminds me so much of an under-filled water-bed mattress and looks like it just may be the coolest water activity that I've found yet! Using just a few supplies to make, the Water Blob can be an all day of fun! Add squishy bath toys and glitter to the center of the blob before sealing it and have a search game as well as the top play fun!

Supplies Needed:
  • Plastic Sheeting (about 15x25ft)
  • Duct Tape
  • Food Coloring (Blue is suggested but any color can be used)
  • Glitter
  • Plastic Squish Bath Toys
  • Water

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  1. I love the water balloon pinata idea - how fun is that?!?! Cool ideas! :D

  2. Oh how fun! I love fun summer water activities! Great ideas!

  3. Water blog and DIY water fall seem really fun. Can`t wait to try those with my daughter, when she is a little bit older.

  4. Oh man... these are great ideas!! We absolutely love water play, and spend most of the summer in the backyard playing with water in some way or another :) Pinning now!!


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