Summer has only just begun, and it is already showing signs
of being a scorcher. The temperatures have risen rapidly already, leaving us
all to find whatever way possible to cool off while we enjoy these months of
So this summer, if you are looking for a way to keep cool
and safe while still enjoying the pleasant atmosphere of your backyard, try
setting up a few water play backyard games for the kids to try out. Here are a
few ideas to get you started:
Water Balloon Catch
If your little ones love playing catch with dad, add some
water play fun into this classic game by tossing around a balloon filled with
water. Your children will get a chance to practice their throwing and catching
skills; and even if they miss, they will get a cool surprise with this exciting
Another great water play backyard game for kids is water
balloon baseball. This will help improve their hand-eye coordination, and is
sure to be a hit with the rest of the neighborhood. All you need are a few
balloons filled with water, a regular (or plastic) baseball bat, and a few kids
ready to swing for the fences.
Spray Bottle Squirt
For this game, head to the store to pick up a few small
plastic spray bottles (you can usually find these at gardening stores or even
home improvement or large department stores in the area). Give a spray bottle
to each child, fill them all with water, and let loose while spraying each
other. You can always change the settings on the spray nozzle to lower the
pressure if necessary.
Limbo Under the Water
If your kids love to play limbo, then they will love this
new twist on a classic summer fun kids game. Grab a hose with a spray
attachment, and turn on the water. Use the water stream as the limbo pole, so
that in order to keep on going, players must limbo beneath the spray without
getting soaked at all. For younger players you can allow them to simply duck or
crawl under instead.
If you would rather conserve water and still have summer
fun, change up this kids game by having the empty hose be the limbo pole
instead. If anyone gets too hot, you can always take a break and cool down with
a quick spray of water.
Wash the Car
If you want to turn a regular summer chore into a fun kids
game, simply put the car in the driveway, pull out a few buckets of large
sponges and soapy water, and start splashing away. Your car will get cleaned,
your kids will get soaked, and everyone will have a great time.
Splash Around for
Some Summer Fun
Don’t let yourselves get
too hot this summer; instead, cool off by trying out these few fun outdoor kids
games that will be fun for the whole family.