Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fun In The Sun - With Homemade Water Play Ideas!

This weekend, it appears the weather in Connecticut is going to be pleasant, sunny and fairly warm...which means that the kids & I are going to be spending a lot of time soaking up the sunshine!  Now, I am not talking about 90's...but more mid to upper 70's.  So going swimming is out of the question, because there is no way a pool would be warm enough yet!  But that doesn't mean we can do something fun with water anyway!!

So, I used Pinterest again to resource some ideas for lots of outdoor fun, with simple things you can create at home with a few things you might have already laying around:

A homemade sprinkler made out of a used 2 liter bottle!  With a few pokes and the twist of a hose (you might need to buy a special connector), and the help of a tree...you've got hours of fun entertainment for little $$ out of pocket!


These sponge balls are easy to make and last a lot longer than "water balloons".  You dip, soak, throw and play!  Your kids will love these!  Sponges are cheap and last...so you can use these for several family moments!

Source: tinkerlab.com via April on Pinterest

Got a "little" one?  Fill a small bowl with water and give that toddler a couple measuring cups or a ball to play with in the water.  They will have so much fun dipping and spilling and splashing!

Source: designmom.com via Julia on Pinterest

Finally, this is one of the coolest "water play" Pinterest Pins.  My kids would love this!  Obviously, this would take a lot more work to put together, but what kid wouldn't love their own "DRIVE THRU CAR WASH" with built in sponges and all?  LOVE THIS!

So get outside this weekend!  Let the kids play in the water!  You don't have to spend a lot...but the time spent outside making memories will be worth more than money could ever buy!

2 comments:

Maureen said...

Looks like fun. Don't run the well dry.
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Linda @ Two Succulent Sisters said...

I like the idea for the soda bottle. That's super easy and doable for my granddaughter. Hi, this is Linda, Laura's Mom, Faith is my granddaughter. Here in Connecticut it's HOT, way too hot for this time of year. It's gotta be in the 80's. Take care, Linda