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222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

When summer temperatures soar, finding ways to keep kids cool and entertained becomes essential. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! These seven exciting water-based summer activities will ensure your kids (or any big kids at heart) stay cool and have a blast all season long.

Water Balloon Frenzy

A water balloon fight is a classic and thrilling way to beat the heat. Fill a bunch of water balloons and let the fun begin! Divide the kids into teams and set up obstacles in the yard for an epic battle. Alternatively, go all out with a last-person-standing showdown. The laughter and excitement will create lasting memories.

Sprinkler Fun

If you have a garden sprinkler, bring it out for a fun water play session. A homemade sprinkler will do the trick just as well! Head to your local hardware store and grab some PVC pipes, elbow joints, and a garden hose. Assemble the pieces, drill or hammer a few small holes, and turn on the water for a refreshing and entertaining experience.

Slip ‘N Slide Adventures

The classic Slip ‘N Slide is a timeless summer favorite. Lay out a long plastic sheet or tarp, add water, and add a bit of dish soap to make it extra slippery. Get ready for tons of sliding action and giggles! Make sure to angle the end of the slide toward a grassy area to ensure a safe landing.

Frozen T-Shirt Challenge

Get creative with a frozen t-shirt game that requires a bit of preparation. Soak a few t-shirts in water, fold them up, and freeze them until solid. Once they’re ready, hand each participant a frozen t-shirt, and let the competition begin! The first one to unfreeze and wear the t-shirt wins.

Water Balloon Toss

Grab a partner and engage in a classic water balloon toss. Begin by standing a few steps apart and gently pass the water balloon back and forth without dropping it. Take a step back after each successful catch, increasing the difficulty level. The last team standing without dropping their water balloon wins. It’s a simple yet entertaining activity for kids of all ages.

Sponge Relay Race

Gather the kids into teams and organize a sponge relay race. Each team needs a sponge and a bucket of water. The objective is to soak the sponge in the first bucket, then run to the other end of the field and squeeze the water into a second bucket. Once a team has filled up their second bucket, they win! This game is a fantastic way to promote teamwork and friendly competition.

Water Fights

Water guns or spray bottles can add a thrilling element of excitement to summer fun! Organize an epic water gun fight for an action-packed day of friendly battles. Provide each participant with a water gun or spray bottle and set up various obstacles and hiding spots throughout your backyard or local park. Kids will love strategizing and unleashing their playful energy as they dart around, dodging streams of water. Water fights promote active play and camaraderie, making it an ideal activity for kids to bond with friends and siblings while staying cool under the sun.

This summer, make a splash with these fantastic water-based activities that will keep you and your kids cool and entertained. So, grab some water balloons, prepare a few frozen t-shirts, and get ready for a summer filled with refreshing fun!

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