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8 Kid-Approved Water Activities to Beat the Summer Heat

There’s something about playing with aqua on hot summer days that takes you back to your childhood. I remember as a kid how a simple car wash with my brothers quickly turned into a huge water war by “accidentally” splashing them with water.

After all, if you can’t beat the heat, get wet! Turn off those electronics (the kids’ and while you’re at it — yours, too) and go outside and get soaked. These little water fights are what childhood memories are made of.

Here are some fun memories to make with your kiddos:

Water Balloon Piñata 1 of 8
Take your piñata fun to the next level with this fun water balloon piñata activity!

Get the tutorial at Inspired by Familia
Matchbox Boat 2 of 8
Your kids can take advantage of those summer showers by making this DIY matchbox boat to float in puddles!

Get the tutorial at Inspired by Familia
Water Gun Fun 3 of 8
You don't need much to have fun with this game!

Get the tutorial at The Taylor House
Colored Ice Play 4 of 8
What's better than colorful, icy building blocks during the summer? My family is definitely trying this one soon!

Get the tutorial at Excite and Explore
Safe and Edible Glow Water 5 of 8
Your kids with glow nuts for this special water!

Get the tutorial at Fun at Home with Kids
Ice Bowling 6 of 8
It's Christmas in July! A big chunk of ice and some water bottles will have your kids bowling in no time!

Get the tutorial at Learn, Play, Imagine
Bubble Bar Play Date Party 7 of 8
Looking for a unique play date idea for the summer months? Look no further than this DIY bubble bar!

Get the tutorial at Nothing if Not Intentional
Colorful Soap Foam 8 of 8
Kids will love getting their hands dirty ... er, clean! ... with this awesome soap foam.

Get the tutorial at Teaching Mama
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