Summer Water Fun

Keeping the kids entertained during the summer can be a job and a half don’t you think? And then there’s the worry that they are forgetting some of what they’ve learned during the school year. We’ve gathered some educational water ideas for some fun summer entertainment that will help solve both problems.

children creating words with letter fish

Fishy Words

This activity is created by cutting fish shapes out of fun foam. Then with a permanent pen write letters and parts of words to create word families on both sides of the fish. Throw the fish in a swimming pool, tub, or large container and let the kids put words together. You could make it a competition to see who can come up with the most words. 

kids putting word families together

Magnet Fun

Kids playing with magnets and pipe cleaners in the water

Teaching kids the fun of magnets can create hours of fun especially when it’s combined with water. Here we cut up pipe cleaners into different lengths (Make sure the pipe cleaners have a thick wire center.) and place in a bucket of water. Glue magnet pieces to the end of a dowel and you’re set. The kids can see how many pipe cleaner pieces they can pick up and watch how the magnets work.

kids and magnets

Icy Color Creations

playing with colored ice

This activity is great to teach kids how colors are created with just three primary colors; red, blue, and yellow. The night before mix water with food coloring in each primary color and freeze in a plastic container. Once frozen cut each frozen block into cubes. (You can also use ice cube trays.) On a plate or in another container add different colors of cubes and watch what happens. The colors start to mix and creates beautiful new colors. 

mixing colors

Our kids created their own game by mixing the liquids. They were a little impatient waiting for the cubes to melt. Love kids that use their imaginations.

How Many Drops

water drops on coins

You can find medicine droppers in the children’s medicine aisle in most stores. Let the kids fill the droppers with water. Pick a coin and have them count how many drops they can get on the coin before it spills over. Make it a competition and see who can get the most drops on the coin.

water drop coin game

Upper and Lower Case Balloon Drop

lower case balloons

Who doesn’t love water balloons? For this game fill up water balloons and write the lower case alphabet on each balloon. Using chalk write the alphabet in upper case on the cement. 

Alphabet Water Balloons

One at a time let the kids pick a water balloon and throw it on it’s match.

water balloon alphabet match

They had a blast with this one.

Water Name Trace

Tracing name on the cement

For the younger kids learning to write their name give them a bucket of water and a paint brush and let them trace their name on the cement.

We had so much fun playing this day. Do you have any fun water game ideas to share? We’d love to read about them in the comments below. 

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water fun for the summer

Here’s another summer water activity you will love.

kids playing in bubbles

Bubble Fun

 

 

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