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16 Water Activities for Kids

Summer gets HOT so peep everyone super cool and entertained this summer with these 16 Water Activities for Kids!

16 Water Activities for Kids
One of my main goals this summer is

1) keeping my boys entertained and

2) cooled off.

I’m planning to incorporate most if not all of these water activities for kids to achieve that goal!

Can you tell that we are going to have some serious fun?


16 Water Activities for Kids

Water Wall Ball Run from Familylicious

Create a fun obstacle course of water filled fun with inexpensive buckets, upcycled plastic bottles, and more!

Water Balloon Pinatas from Ziggity Zoom

Hang water balloons from a tree for a super fun game was water balloon pinatas!

Glow in the Dark Water Balloons from The Scrap Shoppe

It’s still so hot even after the sun goes down.

Keep cool with this fun game a glow in the dark water balloons.

Water Limbo at GoGo Squeez

All you need for this water activity with a good water hose!

Backyard Sprinkler Park from Event Horizons

Be the talk of the neighborhood by creating your own backyard splash pad!

Ice Chalk from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Let the artistic side flow with frozen ice chalk.

Sponge Ball Bombs from One Charming Party

These sponge ball bomb supplies can be found at the dollar store and make for a ton of fun.

Aluminum Foil River from Filth Wizardry

All you need is some foil and a slope to create these fun water races.

Super Soaker Twister on Amazon (affiliate link)

Now the water version of Twister looks like a super fun way to cool off!

Giant Ice Cubes from Crumb Bums

A bucket, water, and some small plastic toys make this giant ice cube game.

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Best PVC Pipe Car Wash from The Scrap Shoppe

This car wash will definitely keep the kids entertained and all you need is inexpensive PVC pipe.

DIY Sensory Table from A Teaching Mommy

Speaking of PVC pipe, use it to make a fun water table!

DIY Upcycled Spinkler from Housing a Forest

Upcycled a plastic bottle into a sprinkler!

Swimming Pool Scrabble at Toddler Approved

Swimming pool Scrabble sounds like a fun game for the older kids.

PVC Sprinkler Playhouse at Craft Interrupted

More PVC pipe fun with this sprinkler playhouse.

DIY Water Slide from Happy Hooligans

Learn how to make your own water slide!


How fun are these 16 water activities for kids?? Now I just have decide which one we’re going to try first…

>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally shared April, 2015.

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Friday 5th of July 2024

These are such fun activities for the kids! We are having our carpets cleaned this week so I am in need of some fun summer activities to keep the kids outside while the cleaners are here. Thanks so much for sharing!!!


Thursday 1st of June 2017

summer fun at its finest. Oh yes I can see hours of fun I love that baloons that glow come see us at

Shirley wood

Monday 29th of May 2017

So many fun ideas! I like the sponge ball bombs! This post is featured at the new Merry Monday party. Thanks so much for sharing!


Sunday 28th of May 2017

I LOVE the glow in the dark water balloons!!! I may need to add these to our Summer Fun List for sure! #TurnItUpTuesday


Thursday 25th of May 2017

Great ideas. I have already put my husband on notice that we will be making a pvc water sprinkler. Every year we buy something for the boys to play with and it doesn't last the season. So this year we are going to try diy.

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