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Outdoor Water Activities

Outdoor Water Activities

If your child loves to play with water, you will have to give these outdoor water activities a try!

outdoor water activities

 Ice Treasures (pictured above)

Fill up different sized containers with water and small toys. Once frozen, run water over the container to get the ice chunk out. Let your child hammer, chisel, and melt the ice away to get the treasure.

Sponge Transfer

2 buckets, 1 person, 1 sponge
Place the buckets on opposite sides of the yard or driveway. Fill up one bucket with water. Give your child a sponge and teach him/her how to wring it out. Challenge your child to fill the empty bucket by soaking the sponge, running to the empty bucket, and wringing out the sponge.

Sponge Toss

2 buckets, 2 people, 1 sponge
Toss the sponge back and forth, each time dipping it into the bucket of water. Depending on age, keep score by giving a point to the person that drops the sponge. The first person to 5 points, loses.

Car Wash – (Idea from Keesler Chaos)Hook up a sprinkler and let your children ride their bikes, scooters, matchbox cars and cozy coupes through it.

Paint the Driveway – (Idea from Unplanned Cooking) Give your child a container of water and a paintbrush and let them paint the driveway.

Water Balloon and Shaving Cream Fight – (Idea from Quirky Momma)
Give each kid goggles, a can of cheap shaving cream and water balloons. They can spray each other, paint, or make a mess with the shaving cream and try to pop the water balloons (which is really hard to do when you’re slimy). Rinse afterwards with a hose.



Wednesday 16th of June 2010

I tweeted this post tonight. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

The Mom I Want To Be

Thursday 10th of June 2010

Awesome ideas! I can't wait to try these this weekend when it's 100 degrees here!


Tuesday 8th of June 2010

Oooh, I am totally doing the ice treasures idea! As always, love ALL your great ideas!!!


Tuesday 8th of June 2010

We love the ice treasures activity - we did it last summer and it was a huge hit!

Thanks for these fun ideas!

Mari-AnnCounting Coconuts


Tuesday 8th of June 2010

Great ideas.