When the temperatures are soaring and your kids want to go outside, water play activities will keep them cool and entertained! Water is a great addition to sensory play and below you’ll find 30+ ideas for toddlers to tweens – guaranteed to make a splash! Some of these activities use items you probably already have, which is always a bonus.
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Above activities (clockwise from top left)
1. Create a sensory water bin your toddler.
2. Got a pool? Check out these fun swimming pool games.
3. These pool noodle boats are fun and easy to make.
4. Have fun in your own backyard water park.
Ice, Ice Baby
Make a ice cube necklace. All the “cool” kids are doing it!
Have a blast with this Lego man ice excavation.
Get creative with ice paintings.
Your little one will love this toddler ice play activity.
Frozen ice hands are sure to be a hit!
Play with colored ice in the pool.
Your kids will dig The Dig!
Try this water sensory play with colored ice. (pictured below)
Water Sensory Play
Try this ocean theme sensory play activity.
Create a beach-theme water sensory table for your toddler.
Clean up with this car wash sensory bin or animal washing.
Try this fun water gem sensory play. (pictured below)
Exploring And Learning
Water The Flowers alphabet activity.
Alphabet water sprinkler hunt.
Ping pong water math.
Fishing with magnets.
Make a water rocket.
Water play books: Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm, and Underwater Doggies.
Water color transfer activity.
Here’s another water color transfer game. (pictured below)
Even more fun ideas.
Set up a water obstacle course.
This pendulum water blast is sure to be a hit.
Here’s a twist on a classic game – Duck Duck Splash!
Fun water play with streamers.
Pool noodle bath activity.
DIY splash pad
Have some sprinkler fun!
For when you can’t go outside, try this indoor roddler water play activity.
Make your own sponge water bombs..