20 Fun Activities for Kids with Water

Summer is the perfect time to get wet! This list of 20 water play activities for kids will keep your children learning all summer long.

Fun activities for kids with Water

School is out and it's time to have some fun.

Before the kids start yelling "I'm bored" get inspired with some of these great water play activities.

You can cool off while building a water wall, playing with bubbles, shooting off bottle rockets, or playing with water beads. There are lots of great ideas to choose from!


Summer is the perfect time to do all those fun activities that seem to slip through the cracks during the school year. This collection of 20 water play activities will keep your kids learning and exploring through the hot summer months. You won't have kids complaining of boredom with these fun ideas.
  1. Pool Noodle Water Wall from Teaching Mama
  2. Swamp Water Bin Sensory Play from Sugar Aunts
  3. Rainbow Water Xylophone from Mama Papa Bubba
  4. Rainbow Bubbles from Gift of Curiosity
  5. Water Balloon Phonics from Mess for Less
  6. Water Bead Sensory Science from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  7. Colored Water Transfer Play from Hands On as we grow
  8. Water Drop Races from What do we do all day?
  9. Soapy Sea Foam from Twodaloo
  10. Bottle Rocket from Science Sparks
  11. Water Balloon Target Practice from Posh Lil Divas
  12. Clouds & Rain Fine Motor Practice from Mom Inspired Life
  13. Ice Cube Painting from Paging Fun Mums!
  14. Cup & Water Race from Mess for Less
  15. How to Make Sponge Bombs from Inner Child Fun
  16. Rainbow Bubble Snakes from Housing a Forest
  17. Fairy Soup Pretend Play from Artsy Momma
  18. Fireworks in a Jar from I Can Teach My Child
  19. Water Bottle Fountain from Learn with Play at Home
  20. Sensory Water Bag Fun from Momma's Fun World
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What water play activities do your kids like to do?

Leave me a comment and tell me about your water play activities!


Tonia is a homeschooling mom to one daughter, married to her high school sweetheart, and owner of one crazy beagle. She blogs at The Sunny Patch about the life & adventures of a homeschooling family. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.