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Ultimate List of Cool Summer Water Activities for Kids

Keep cool all summer long with these cool summer water activities for kids.

Summer is all about having fun and getting wet! From day trips to water park tickets, you could go broke trying to give your kids the best summer ever.

Summer water fun doesn’t have to come at a price. You can have tons of wet and wild fun right in your own backyard with these cool summer water activities.

Our Favorite Summer Water Activities

Our kids love to have water fun in the backyard during the summer. From a young age, they were always playing in their water table either giving their toys a bath or creating some under sea adventure. Our backyard has seen everything from sprinkler time to duck races to creating the ultimate water slide.

It seems like the older they get the more imaginative their water play becomes. Last summer they invented Fence Water Blaster Drawing. They took water blasters and created pictures with water on our backyard fence. It was so simple, but it kept them entertained.

Summer Water Activities for Kids

There are so many ways to have water fun right in your backyard. We have a list of awesome summer water activities that will not only keep your kids cool, but will keep them entertained as well.

Water Games

Pool Noodle Race Track from Super Impulse

Water Balloon Pinatas from Red Ted Art

Sprinkler Baseball from Sunny Day Family

Toddler Car Wash from Kids Play Space

Water Blaster Games from Fireflies and Mudpies

Trampoline Water Games from Everyday Best

Water Walls

DIY Homemade Water Wall from Little Bins for Little Hands

Water Wall Tuff Spot from Adventures and Play

Easy DIY Water Wall from Clare’s Little Tots

Arts and Crafts

Water Pistol Painting from Messy Little Monster

Ice Painting from Messy Little Monster

Colored Water Play from There’s Just One Mommy

Educational Water Fun

Commotion in the Ocean Water Park from Growing Book by Book

Measuring with Water Guns from Teach Me Mommy

Summer Sink or Float Fun from Crafty Kids at Home

Nature Objects Sink or Float from Kitchen Floor Crafts

Name Practice Water Game from Inspiration Laboratories

Sensory Play

Sensory Play Ice Cream Game from JDaniel4s Mom

Lego Ice Rescue from Crafty Kids at Home

Icy Dinosaur Excavation from Little Bins for Little Hands

Party Ideas

Splash War Party from Adventures in Mommydom

Minion Water Balloon Fight from One Creative Mommy

Hopefully some of these summer water activities will keep both your kids and ours cool and happy all summer long. What ideas do you have for water fun in your backyard? Let us know in the comments.

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Tuesday 5th of July 2016

My parents have set up a chimara in their backyard pond as a water element for the kids. They could stay in that pond forever moving water from one point to another.

I am thinking we could add some of these as toys and I would not have to worry about bored kids ever again.


Friday 17th of June 2016

These ideas are awesome. Such a great list. I am definitely pinning this one. What has been their favorite water activity so far?

Lisa Cameron

Saturday 18th of June 2016

My son is excited to try the sprinkler baseball one. He also has an idea to do water balloon t-ball.

Jennifer Kaufman

Wednesday 15th of June 2016

Such a great list! I absolutely LOVE the water gun paintings, and can't wait to try them this summer!

Lisa Cameron

Saturday 18th of June 2016

We're excited to try that one too!

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Tuesday 14th of June 2016

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Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Thanks so much for including out Summer Sink or Float experiment.

Lisa Cameron

Saturday 18th of June 2016

It was our pleasure to share it! What a great activity!

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