Here are 10 fun water and ice activities for kids to enjoy on a hot summer day:
We're more than halfway through our summer break and just now starting to feel the heat. As the kids begin to anticipate school, I'm trying to get them outside while they still can. But, it's just too hot to play still many days.
Cue the water, ice, and fun ways to keep cool at home. Sure, they'd like to hit the waterpark every day, but our budget doesn't quite allow for that frequency. Instead, we're looking for frugal activities to help them beat the heat in our own backyard. Lucky for us, there are a ton of them, and most of them are very low cost and all guaranteed to make the smiles come out.
Here are my 10 favorite water and ice activities for kids so you can keep cool while the hot summer days still rage on.
10+ Fun Water and Ice Activities for Kids
Drum up some new ways to play with water with this list of Water Gun Fun For Kids.
Turn little trinkets into an icy treasure hunt with this Ice-Cavation Activity for kids.
Head to the local dollar store and buy some sponges to make these easy Sponge Water Bombs.
Turn trash into summer fun with this Pop Bottle Sprinkler from Making Memories with Your Kids.
Teens will love the ideas from Let's Get Together for summer fun. Check out the ideas like Kiddie Pool Kickball.
Paging Fun Mums has a great idea for cooling off with her Water Balloon Pinata.
Make your own Water Shooters with this tutorial from Frugal Fun 4 Boys that uses PVC Pipes.
The Clumsy Crafter has a way to make one of those Water Blobs without any leaks so your kids can have a blast and stay cool.
Mom Endeavors has made a fun sprinkler she calls Water Blasters out of pool noodles. This looks like so much fun!
Another fun way to use PVC pipes to create water fun is with this tutorial for making a PVC Sprinkler from Make.
Combine summer cool off activities with creative crafts and you get this ultra-cool idea from Growing a Jeweled Rose for Ice Painting.
Have fun and stay cool!