Are you ready to play with water this summer?

by Arena

From going to the pool to facing off with water balloons, we’ve found the best water play ideas online for you!


Add colored ice to your water table for a fun sensory activity. via Kids Activities Blog

Throw a summer splash party! via Jornie

Sponge water bombs are a fun way to have a water fight in the backyard! via Endlessly Inspired

Paint with squirt guns — so awesome! via Fireflies and Mud Pies

Build a backyard car wash for kids! Washing the car has never been more fun. via Design Mom

Make a slip and slide using a few supplies from the hardware store. via The Relaxed Homeschool

Throw a bunch of glow sticks in a kiddie pool for a super fun night swim. via Saving By Design

Break out a toy dinosaur from a block of ice. via Kids Activities Blog

Set up a pouring station and watch what happens when the colors mix together! via Busy Toddler

Use old bottles to make a backyard water wall. via Kids Activities Blog

Make gigantic bubbles using a small pool and a hula hoop! via The Nerd’s Wife

Make a huge water blob for hours of fun! via The Clumsy Crafter

Have squirt gun water races! via Design Dazzle

Make kids walk the plank over a kiddie pool. via The Clumsy Crafter

Make your own sprinkler and hook it up to the water hose! via Ziggity Zoom

Make ice chalk and watch it melt in the sun. via Growing a Jeweled Rose

Have a frozen T-shirt race — who can thaw it the fastest?! via A Girl and a Glue Gun

Fill a slip and slide with water balloons for the most epic slide ever! via Hallmark Channel

Play water balloon baseball — everyone will love getting wet! via Overstuffed Life

Make a water balloon piñata for a different twist on water balloon play. via Fireflies and Mud Pies

Launch water balloons with homemade milk jug launchers. via Kid Friendly Things To Do

Add glow sticks to water balloons for a fun summer party! via The Scrap Shoppe Blog

Jump on a trampoline filled with water balloons. via A Subtle Revelry

Looking for even more fun ideas? Don’t miss these outdoor family games for summer.