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5 Cheap Water Activities for Kids At Home...

Monday, June 12, 2017

It's Summer.  It's hot.  There's no denying getting wet is the best way to beat the heat.

Last week, I had an extra 3 campers for the day.  The weather forecast begged for water play.  So we set about creating our own at-home water park.  I set up a few fun things and let the kids use their imagination for the rest.  It resulted in HOURS of play, giggles and fun.  Let this inspire you that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a whole lot of fun!


You might have some extra storage tubs in your basement back room or garage that you could fill with water to create personal pools for each kid.  If the water is especially cool, you can fill with a few pitchers of hot water from in the house.  Who doesn't love their own personal storage tub pool?


Turn your swing set into your very own water park.  The kids hooked up the hose to the canopy of the swing set and they had a water slide, raining shower head down below and even swung on the swings with water pouring over their heads. Who needs a splash pad when you can hook up your hose to your play-set?


Water squirters make for lots of water fight fun.  Our favorite are found at the Dollar Tree dollar store.  We stock up every year.  They are my kids favorite and not too hard to push for little muscles!


Don't forget about the traditional slip n' slide.  My kids like to use these rings to help them slip n' slide a little faster.  For added fun, we even set the sprinkler next to it so the water rained down on them as they slid! 


Who doesn't love the traditional game of Duck, Duck Goose?  You will love Drip, Drip, Drop!  It's the same concept but instead of tapping the participant's head, you drip a sponge on their head until you get to the person you want to tag and then you wring that sponge out on top of their head and run.  


If you are in the market to spend a little money and want to have a whole lot of fun fast.  Water balloons are so easy to fill and are so much fun.  Check out my summer bucket list board on Pinterest for some fun ways to play with these water balloons.    Walmart seems to be the cheapest at just $7.88 for 100 balloons but you can find them here too.  These are a favorite gift to give for summer birthdays! 

How do you beat the heat?  Sound off in the comments.  We are setting record highs around here and we need all the ideas we can get!  Have a great day and remember to keep on, keeping on! #tribe kook

Linking up with Mommy Moments and Hello Monday with Johannah and My Glittery Heart -- Check out their blogs for lots more fun!

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12 comments on "5 Cheap Water Activities for Kids At Home..."
  1. My kids love this post, and now they are asking for a water day! :) happy Monday, friend!

  2. Costco has a HUGE set of 300 (I think) bunch-a-balloons for $18 right now. I stocked up my kiddos for summer. I love all your activities. Nothing beats a slip and slide or drip, drip, drop :) Happy Monday!

  3. These are all great ideas! I especially like the tub of water idea... I will have to try that with the kiddos this weekend!

  4. What fun ideas, I like the duck duck goose idea.

  5. These are great! I will have to try them when my babes are older for sure!! Although, I'm pretty sure Lily would love the personal pool :) I set up the sprinkler over our plastic kiddie pool the other day, and she LOVED it!

  6. Oh, we are all about a slip 'n' slide over here! And we love turning our sliding board into a water slide! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Yes! Water is such a sweet relief to the extreme heat in Texas. These are all great ideas. Mason got a new Grand Slam slip-n-slide and I can’t wait to get it out and play!

  8. I love this! I'm totally going to play drip, drip, drop! So fun!

  9. Oh I love all this fun!!!! And thanks for taking the kiddos! You are the best ๐Ÿ˜˜

  10. These look super cute and fun!

    God bless,

  11. Hot here! Oh my goodness, if it would just rain and give us a little relief. I loved the personal pools. Pinned it and visiting from Grace Bloggers. Have a fun summer. We a having a ton of Popsicles. Trying to cool down from the inside out.

  12. Great ideas! We got the bunch o balloons at Costco before summer started and have already used some of them! Love those things!


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