Top “Water-Fun” Ideas & Activities

Water Fun Ideas & Activities

SPLISH. SPLASH. SPLOOSH. Ahh… The sounds of summer. Need some new water activities to keep your kiddos busy, cool, & happy? We’ve rounded up our top water-fun ideas & activities for BIG-TIME SUMMER FUN!

Build-Your-Own Mini-Waterpark

Build your own Mini-Waterpark!

Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen (of Inner Child Fun) shows you a clever way to have your kids create their very own mini-waterpark right in your backyard. No lines. No road trip. Use what you have on-hand to build a waterpark all your own! Check out Valerie’s creative playtime idea in her full post here.  

Water Balloon Games

Water Balloon Games & Ideas!

Learn the secret to perfectly filled water balloons and several fun games for water-balloon play. It’s all here in our post Water Balloon Group Fun.

5 Tips for an Unforgettable Day at the Beach

5 Tips for an Unforgettable Day at the Beach

Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington (of Lasso the Moon) offers up the perfect recipe for your next trip to the beach — like building a community of adjoining sand castles with connecting waterways to encourage individuality and cooperation. Get all her fantastic, practical tips for beach-time fun in her full post: 5 Tips for an Unforgettable Day at the Beach.

Hotel Pool Safety & Games

Hotel Pool Tips & Games

Get a quick 1-2-3 lesson in practicing skills, safety, and water tricks at the hotel pool while on the road during your next family vacation. Make the most of your summer road-trip stopovers with these handy Hotel Pool Tips from Blog Ambassador Tiffany Dahle (of Peanut Blossom).

10 Tips for Your Waterpark Trip

10 Tips for your Waterpark Trip

Waterpark Season-Pass-Holder Joyce (of Childhood Beckons) tells her top 10 tips to prep for you for success at the waterpark. Don’t be caught saying, “I wish I would have thought of THAT!” Arm yourself with Joyce’s mom-tested waterpark tips here.

Splashy Fitness Fun for Moms

3 Easy Pool Exercises for Mom while she's watching the kiddos

Blog Ambassador Tiffany Dahle (of Peanut Blossom) gives moms 3 easy pool exercises that can be done in a few minutes while keeping an eye (and a hand, if need be) on the kiddos. Find out how to fit in a quick workout and a little “Me Time” at the pool in Tiffany’s full article here.

Swimming Games & Pool Party Tips

Pool Party Tips & Swimming Games

Whether you’re hosting a summer party at the pool or just headed to the lake to splash around, this collection of swimming games & tips will give you ideas to suit every personality and skill level. Check it all out here.

10 Fun Facts About Water

10 Fun Facts about Water

Did you know that an elephant’s trunk can hold 2.5 gallons of water? Have kids measure and see just how much that is using milk jugs filled with water. Then let them dump it all over themselves (or YOU!) for some water fun. Learn more silly & interesting facts about water in this post: 10 Fun Facts About Water.

Fun in the Sun Shop at Melissa & DougNeed some help to make these great water activities happen? Stop by our Fun in the Sun SHOP for pool toys, outdoor games, beach gear, sand toys, sunhats, kids’ tote bags, and lots more.

And don’t forget to check out our 2014 Summer Fun Calendar here at The Playtime Press, where each week we showcase exciting  play tips, learning activities, & summer celebration ideas. It’s your one-stop source for SUMMER FUN.

You can also visit our Summer Fun Pinterest board for ideas on water & sand play, backyard obstacle courses, lemonade-stand success, & much more!

Melissa & Doug's Summer Fun Pinterest Board

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Creative Play — Every Day from the “Play Masters” at Melissa & Doug.

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Water Fun: Summer Kids Activities Guide