The lack of a swimming pool, or lack of access to one, is never felt as keenly as it is during the summertime. This is especially true if you have a gaggle of kiddos just begging for some good old-fashioned water fun. Put away those boring old sprinklers and tell the kids to get their Super Soakers back into storage, these awesome activities are just as fun as they are creative.

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1. DIY Water Blasters

Putting this project together may seem slightly daunting, but it can actually be fully completed in under an hour with a few simple supplies. The colorful pool noodles not only help make the contraption look cool, but they also allow the kids to grasp and shoot water at themselves and other people, which is the main reason these blasters are so dang fun.

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2. Mini Water Blobs

While these water blobs don’t actually allow kids to get wet without the help of a spraying hose or some water guns, the slippery little contraptions are so cool, they’ll barely notice. The blobs are made using plastic sheeting and, you guessed it, water. They are perfectly safe for little ones to sit, lay, and play on, and full enough to keep them perfectly cool without the presence of any other water, but we’re sure they wouldn’t mind a bit if you decided to douse them in some.

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3. Giant Bubbles

This activity still counts as wet and wild if it’s only their feet that get wet, doesn’t it? We sure think so! All that’s needed for this activity is a small kiddie pool, a regular hula hoop, and tons of bubble solution. This activity is easy enough for the kids to figure out and complete themselves but fun enough that they’ll be at it for hours.

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4. Duck, Duck, Splash

The rules are simple, a classic game of duck, duck, goose, but instead of a light tap on the head, it ends in someone getting a cup of cold water splashed over their heads. And who doesn’t love that?

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5. DIY Coke Bottle Squirt Gun Bowling

While it’s true that you can easily use beach balls to knock down the “pins” during this bowling game, it is much more fun to use a squirt gun or two. Empty coke bottles, connected pool noodles, and a yoga mat are all you need to create this makeshift, water compatible bowling lane, but it takes a bit of precision and an accurate shot to win.

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6. DIY Slip n’ Slide

Slip n’ slides are almost as quintessential as swimming pools when it comes to summertime. Store bought slides tend to be a bit disappointing but this DIY one is not only extremely easy and cheap to create, but fun enough for the entire family to enjoy. Simply gather a large tarp, coat it in a bit of shampoo, get out the hose, and get your little ones ready.

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7. Splash Party

Perfect for summer birthday parties, playdates, or just particularly hot days, this splash party activity is extremely easy to put together and a blast for everyone involved. Just find a bunch of household things like plastic bins, beach toys, balls, pretty much anything you have that looks fun and is also safe for water play, place them on something like a sidewalk or driveway, fill them with water, and let the kiddos splash away.

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Jordyn Smith

Jordyn Smith

A city girl currently living it up in the south with my little family. I love baking, hoarding makeup, and daydreaming. If I'm not writing, I'm probably trying to think up weird pizza recipes or watching Property Brothers.
Jordyn Smith

Jordyn Smith

A city girl currently living it up in the south with my little family. I love baking, hoarding makeup, and daydreaming. If I'm not writing, I'm probably trying to think up weird pizza recipes or watching Property Brothers.