Day #14 30 Day Summer Fun Challenge: Backyard Water Park

It’s Day #14 of our 30 Day Summer Fun Challenge and today we’re all wet. Why pay the big bucks to go to the water park when you can set one up in your backyard or neighborhood?

At the very least, you’ll need a hose. To make it more fun, get some buckets, large sponges, watering cans, slip ‘n slide, wading pool, sprinkler, balloons, or water guns.

This can be a lot of fun if you team up with other neighborhood parents. Each house can host its own activity. Make sure you have some snacks and lemonade on hand for all the fun.

Here are some games to try:

  • Soak large sponges in water and then have the kids run around and try to throw them at each other.
  • Watering Can Race. Divide the kids into teams and have them line up. Hand each team a small watering can. At one end, have a large bucket of water. Tell the first child in line to fill the watering can with water and run across the grass to another empty bucket. Dump their water in the bucket and run back to give the next team member the can. Keep going until one team empties their bucket first.
  • Pop the bubbles. If you have one of those wands that makes extra large bubbles, have one person be the bubble maker. Have the rest of the kids stand a fair distance away and try to pop the bubbles with their water guns.
  • Car Wash. If the kids have bikes, tricycles, or plastic play cars, have them pull into the “car wash” and clean their vehicles. Heck, if you can convince them to wash your car while they’re at it… Bonus!

Any other water game ideas? Please leave us a comment and share. Have some splish-splash fun!

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