These fun water play ideas are perfect for hot summer days! I especially love that they are super easy to prepare.
Water play activities are top on my list of play activities for toddlers and preschoolers for a variety of reasons:
- They are inexpensive.
- They are easy to clean up. (Tips: Put down a blanket or towel before playtime. Contain the mess inside a small kiddie pool, or take everything outside for even less cleanup.)
- They provide an excellent sensory experience for children that can be calming and very engaging. (Read: Keeps them busy in a constructive way!)
Summer Fun Water Play Activities
This Ice Bowling game is a fun twist on a classic game!
If your kids love playing with water and exploring science concepts, they will love these fun Tin Foil River and Mini Ice Boats.
Your kids will love getting creative with this fun Painting with Water activity
Use water balloons to play this fun Number Splash activity.
RELATED: Find more water balloon activity ideas here.
Making lemonade is a fun summer past time! Set aside a few bits of lemon and give kids some tools to make their own “lemonade” in this fun lemon sensory water play activity.
Give your toddler this Hose Play activity for some low-prep wet summer fun.
Stay cool this summer with this fun Ice Play activity.
If your kids love helping with the dishes, they will love this Outdoor Dishwashing Station.
Use pom poms for this fun Pom Pom Squeeze Water Play (Don’t worry! When they dry out you can still use the pom poms again.)
Add some bubbles to your water play and weave in some learning with this 2D shape find and sort water play activity.
This fun and colorful Bottle Cap Fine Motor Water Play will be an instant hit with preschoolers and toddlers.
If your kids love the story of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, they’ll enjoy experimenting with this Itsy Bitsy Spider Water Play
Your kids will be amazed by these Rainbow Bubbles.
This fun Ocean Themed Water Play is the perfect water sensory bin for summer.
More Fun with Water Play Activities
Incorporate the alphabet with these ideas for ABC Water Play.
Build a small world in your water table with these creative water play small world ideas.