Who says that you have to have a pool to enjoy water fun?? These 15 Kids’ Water Activities That Don’t Require A Pool will prove that no swimming hole is needed to have a great time.
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Sprinkler Kids’ Water Activities
A sprinkler(s) can be used for hours of water fun. Whether a store bought sprinkler or homemade one, the kids will love this water play. The great thing about a sprinkler is that can be laid flat in the yard or hung from a variety of angles and still work.
Activities for the kids include:
- A traditional run through a fun sprinkler that shoots water out of multiple spouts.
- A ride or run through a sprinkler car wash made out of PVC pipe, waterproof streamers (plastic tablecloth strips), pool noodles, and sponges as detailed at Mom Endeavors.
- A pool noodle/sprinkler train track trip courtesy of Play Trains that is sure to end with a wet caboose.
Water-fueled belly flopping and plopping down on a cushion of water will thrill the kiddos.
Activities for kids include:
- Let the kids’ get to riding and sliding with a reasonably-priced store bought water slide or one that you have created.
- Help the kiddos construct a water slide for marbles when they get tired of flopping down the hill themselves. Check out this marble run water slide design from Mama.Papa.Bubba.
- Give the kids their own outdoor water bed with this diy water blog from Clumsy Crafter. The kids can jump, slide around, and have a fabulous time.
Water Competition Kids’ Activities
The kids will love participating in a little friendly water-logged competition.
- Bring on the raingutter regatta. Two sections of gutter from the hardware store, some miniature sailboats, and miscellaneous supplies are what you need to have a mouth(wind)-powered sailing competition. Check out these step-by-step instructions from Design Dazzle.
- Water Bucket Fill Relays will delight kids of all ages. Dip sponges into water buckets at one end of an obstacle course. Ring them out in the bucket at the other end. Whichever team puts in enough water to hit the designated fill line first wins.
- Take turns at the water balloon catapult to see who can launch a water balloon farthest. Check out this sturdy DIY version from Frugal Fun for Boys And Girls or purchase one that a team of three can work together.
- See who can knock down a solo cup tower using a water gun first. Give each team member one squirt per turn so that the game is extra challenging.
- Speaking of solo cups, fill several with water and line up team members one behind the next. Have them pass the cup of water over and under with the team spilling the least by the end claiming victory.
- Get wet and wild with kickball with this neat version from Ultimate Camp Resource. Be sure and check out all the soggy-good details.
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