Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors


These creative ways to play and learn with water outdoors are sure to delight kids of all ages! When the weather starts to warm up, you’ll want to refer to this list to keep cool and have lots of ideas for good clean fun on-hand.   

Here are 10 of our favorite ways to play with water outdoors!!

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors


Ways to Play with Water Outdoors

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors

1. Sponge Bombs

If you are on water restrictions, or are looking for a mess-free alternative to water balloons that can be used over and over again, try making your own sponge bombs! Here’s a short video tutorial explaining how to make them. Dunk them in water, and use for a bucket toss game for plenty of water play fun!

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors

2. Water Pistol Target Range

All you need are some paper cups, and a water pistol or spray bottle!

3. Water Fun with a Marble Run

Here are three ways kids can learn about water with a marble run.

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors

4. Break out the sprinklers!

My kids adore this one from Melissa and Doug, and it has withstood the test of time for the last two Summers.

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors

5. Make a Rainbow

Sneak in a quick science lesson about the light refractive properties of water and make your own rainbow with the garden hose and fine mist spray nozzle.

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors

6. Pretend Laundry Day

One of Emily’s favorite Summertime activities is pretending to do the laundry — a fun water play activity and life-skills lesson all in one!

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors

7. Paint with Ice

If you have some paint-with-water books, try having the kids paint with ice instead!

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors

8. Design a Mini Water Park

Fill a round sled with water, add your favorite toy boats, and create pools, water slides, and parades in your own miniature world!

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Water Outdoors

9. Potion Lab

A few plastic bottles, water, and a bit of food coloring is all you need for hours of mixing and pouring playing fun!

10. Explore Water’s Three States of Matter

Combine an exploration of water with a simple science lesson.

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About Valerie

Valerie is a creative play advocate and the founder of Inner Child Fun Media, LLC. She enjoys drinking tea, crafting, and blogging at Inner Child Fun. You can find Valerie on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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  1. Awesome ideas! I live in AZ , always playing with water and looking for ideas in the summer time!

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