On a hot day there’s nothing better than getting outside and getting some nice cool water over your skin. I live in perennially drought-ridden California and this summer we would only be allowed to enjoy water play in the early evening, but for those of you in wetter places, some of these ideas will be great for the hottest parts of your summer days.
- I don’t think its going to happen this summer, but I’d love to build one of these water play walls for my Bean. She’d love it!
- Just a step up from running a sprinkler on your lawn for the kids to run through, check out this homemade PVC shower arch.
- Here’s an even simpler idea: Take a 2 liter soda bottle and poke holes in it in the lower half of it. Attach it to a garden hose via a male to male adapter (find these for a few dollars at the hardware store). Toss the hose over a tree branch and let it hang where the kids can run and play under it.
- This one would be fun when you have a gaggle of school-age kids around at a BBQ or birthday party: Soap bar boat races.