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
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