It’s an amazing substance. Experiments spontaneously come from playing with it. That’s why it is so fun! Children’s curiosity naturally draws them to water which makes it one of the best educational materials. It’s summertime! The best time to have fun in the water. That’s why I’m featuring 25 ways to play and explore with water.
25+ Ways to Play with Water!
The funnest, best ways to play with water are featured here. If you don’t have any time, simply allow your child to take an extra play bath with a very small amount of water. Any exploration is better than none.
Pots, pans, and bowls turned upside down make awesome sound conductors when the hose is sprayed on them. I let my children experiment with different materials and the sounds they make. A simple explanation about how vibrations make sounds helped my children understand what was happening and why certain bowls sounded better.
Take music and water a step further by making some musical water glasses.
Painting with Water
This is a great way for kids to paint without the mess and it is practically free!
Bring blocks into the pool or water table to build floating structures or even practice spelling!
Plastic Bottle Water Wall
An up-cycled version of the water wall! It is so easy to put up too.
For more up-cycling, have the kids make their own sprinkler!
Water Cup Races
Practice your aim with this simple, but really fun water game.
This magnifies things under the water.
They call this a sprinkler, but you can make any shape you want!
Kiddie Car Wash
I’d call this a Mega kiddie car wash, but just a small one would do!
Water Balloon Pinatas
Here’s a physical water play idea, with even more ideas for a water obstacle course!
Toy Washing Station
Put your kids to work! Because cleaning can be fun.
Baby Play Water Tray
Babies love playing with water too.
What does orange and brown make? Your children will find out exploring color with squirt bottles!
Water Balloon Squid
This little experiment to show how squid swim, make a really fun toy at the same time!
Promote problem solving by combining pipes and water. It turns into a 3D puzzle!
Sensory Play Pool
Fill up water balloons with water and other substances to turn a regular pool into a sensory one.
More Water Balloon Play
Heather Meek says
I have seen that car washing station pin so many times and have wanted to do it. Maybe this is the summer!
The Meek Moose
Like the idea of painting with water
Diana Sweeney says
Love the sprinkler and bottle water fall!
Michelle Cannon says
Excellent summer activities!
Thank you Michelle!
Mary P says
Love the DIY sprinkler!
Connie Tucker says
Oh, sooo many great ideas for summer! Love ’em! Thank you for sharing =)
Theres Just One Mommy says
So many ways to play with water!
Karen S. says
And water is free! (almost) We’re so lucky to have it.
Michelle S says
If the water rates weren’t so high I would be doing this! Perhaps a trip to the lake would be just as fruitful.
Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!
What great ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Taz W says
thanks for the ideas
Kelly Greenwood says
I love the water bottle sprinkler idea, very neat.
Ronald Gagnon says
wonderful..now if I can just adapt some of these when the kids come to the cabin this summer…may your life be blessed
Karen Chayne Sanchez says
My daughter loves to play with water. She will surely love this ideas! thanks for sharing 😉
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Jasmine P says
Great! Thanks for sharing!
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