15 Water Play Activities for Kids

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Oh summer time.  You are so much fun, yet you are so hot at the same time.

I feel like there is a constant battle between wanting to be outside and trying to keep them cool at the same time.  We try to go outside at least once a day so the kids can run off all their pent-up energy from being in the house.  Sometimes its just too hot to be outside for extended periods of time.

You know what you need? Water play activities for kids!

15 water play activities for kids

These are perfect summer activities for kids and preschoolers!

Water play summer activities for kids

15 Water Play Activities for Kids

I hope you have a few new ideas on how to keep the kids cool and entertained during the summer!

I think we are going to try a couple of these soon.  Being outside plus water always equals a good time for the kiddos!

And if you can’t get outside, a door bath in the afternoon is just as fun!

What is your favorite outdoor water activity?

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 Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.

15 Water Play Activities for Kids

These 15 fun water play activities are sure to make your summer great!


  1. Thanks for all these ideas! My son is really getting into playing in the water lately, so we need to try some of these on the weekend.

    1. Lisa- it doesn’t hurt that playing in the water is a great way to cool off too. My boys love playing in the water too. Even if it is just filling up the bathroom sink to play. Crazy guys!

  2. Love your list, especially the Water Limbo. Just added this list to my list of over 2000 summer activities for kids. Love it, thank you!

    1. Traci- doesn’t that water Limbo look like so much fun? Thanks for adding this post to your list!

  3. These are some new ideas I hadn’t see before! Thanks for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot!

  4. Debs Frazer says:

    Here are 2 more your might enjoy. We certainly do!

    Wet wellie racing – put on a pair of wellies, the bigger the better. Fill them with water. Run around!

    Each person has a big pop bottle filled with water stood on the ground in front of them. Take it in turns to throw a ball at another person’s bottle. If you are lucky you will knock their bottle over. They cannot stand their bottle upright again until they have fetched the ball. They then get to throw the ball at someone else’s bottle. When your bottle is empty you are out of the game.

  5. Great ideas for keeping the kids cool while letting them outside!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  8. Karen @ Raising Little Superheroes says:

    My son LOVES playing in water. I was just starting to plan out our activities for the summer. I’m definitely going to add these water play activities to our list. He will love it!

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