A kiddie pool is a great way for your little ones to have fun in the water. Now that it’s Summer time, you can break out the kiddie pools for lots of outdoor fun. But did you know that there are so many more fun things to do with a kiddie pool than just filling it with water? Here are 7 unbelievably fun things to do with a kiddie pool.
Make a Sandbox
This is the easiest sandbox in the world to make. Just fill the kiddie pool with sand! That’s it! Throw in some shovels and buckets and your kids will stay in it forever.
Create a Giant Cooler
Since there are a lot of outdoor parties in the Summer, there’s a lot of need for coolers. A kiddie pool makes a great cooler for food and drinks. Fill the kiddie pool up with ice and then dump in drinks for everyone.
Pan for Gold
Fill your kiddie pool up with water and put little chunks of fools gold at the bottom. Your kids will love looking for treasure. This is also a great activity for a birthday party!
Fill It with Corn
Have you ever gone to a pumpkin patch or petting zoo and they had a huge tub of corn to play in? I bet you had trouble getting your kids to leave it. For some reason kids love feeling corn and putting their hands in it. This sensory activity will entertain kids for hours.
Build a Kiddie Nest
Put real or fake grass in the kiddie pool with extra large easter eggs or balls. Shredded paper also works well for your nest. Your kids will love pretending that they’re birds high up in a tree. This activity is great because it helps kids to use their imagination.
Have an Epic Water Balloon Fight
A kiddie pool can hold a lot of water balloons! You could have an amazing water balloon fight by filling the entire kiddie pool with water balloons. This is a lot of fun for an outdoor birthday party, but it doesn’t need to be a special occasion to have the best water balloon fight ever.
Play I Spy
Fill up your kiddie pool with water and put a bunch of random objects at the bottom. Or buy a pack of I Spy items to use. See if your kids can find the object you’re describing. Whoever finds the correct object first wins. You can also make it a little more competitive by making it part of a relay race. It’s a fun game that will also cool you off.
Since a lot of kids have some free time in the Summer they might be looking for something fun to do. These activities are sure to entertain your kids for hours. Some of these activities can also be educational. If you chose the panning for gold activity it would be a great time to teach your kids about panhandlers and the forty niners. Try all sorts of different activities to see which one your kids like the most. You might just discover a new family tradition.
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