When I say that our two-year-old son loves water I mean that he 1000% absolutely loves water. Take for example the other day when we were at our neighbor’s house swimming in their pool. When it was time to leave, my son (wearing his Puddle Jumper life jacket), swam to the middle of the pool (after my husband and I already dried off), and refused to get out of the water.
When he’s brushing his teeth, he always finds a way to get his hand under the running water and make a big splash.
So, the other day, when it was super hot outside, I took the sprinkler, put him in his swim diaper, applied the sunscreen, tossed a few balls into the yard, and let him run wild as he got soaking wet while chasing after the dogs. The smile on his face lit up my day.
Ever since that day, I’m constantly trying to think of ways to have backyard water fun this summer.
5 Ways to Have Backyard Water Fun
1.) Have a Water Balloon Fight
When my brother’s family was in town last summer, the temperature was around 100 degrees with 100% humidity. Instead of enjoying the air conditioned home, we decided to fill up water balloons and have a water balloon fight. The kids had so much fun tossing the water balloons, as well as watching the adults toss the water balloons at each other.
2.) Set Up a Pool
Last year, I had an inflatable pool in our backyard for our son. We took him to the local high school for swim lessons. And, to keep him familiar with water, the inflatable pool was great for teaching skills and for having fun. H2OGO! has some great pool options with their Color Wave™ Pool and Doodle Glow™ Pool. Each pool holds 147 gallons and contains LED lights for backyard water fun during the day or night. Kids can doodle on the fluorescent floor of the Doodle Glow Pool with the included LED flashlights for fun, glow in the dark designs.
3.) Create a Pinata Game With Water Balloons
Instead of using a regular pinata, why not hang a water balloon from a tree? The end result? Getting drenched with water. What a way to cool down on a hot day.
4.) Create Giant Bubbles
All it takes is a pool, bubble solution, and a hula hoop to create giant bubbles. For a tutorial, click here.
5.) Get a Water Slide
I knew I needed to get our son something that would make playing in the backyard so much fun this summer. So, I went to the store and perused the water toy aisle. That’s when I came across an H2OGO! Water Slide. I remember playing on water slides as a kid and I couldn’t help but think of all of the fun times we had getting drenched as we slid across the slippery surface.
H2OGO! was the first line of water slides to feature a patent-pending SpeedRamp™, a tough, inflatable launch pad that creates a smooth landing (no more belly flop “ouch”!). Single, double, or triple slides are available–kids can slide one at a time, or race their friends on the double or triple models.
All you have to do is unroll the 18-foot slide, connect a garden hose, and get ready to have fun. The water slide took all of three minutes to set up. Plus, my son loved helping me. He’s quite the little helper.
The wet drench pool at the end of the slide was my son’s favorite part. What can I say, he’s a fish! At the end of every slide, the pool gave a big splash finish.
He loved splashing around in the pool. He would use his hands and feet to create big splashes that always resulted in laughter. This kiddo is all about backyard water fun during the summer.
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What are your favorite ways to have #backyardsummerfun ?
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by H2OGO! However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.