11 DIY Water Games for Summer Fun

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    Beat the Heat With Water Games

    Cool off in the pool or in your own backyard with these super fun water games that you can DIY. we've rounded up our favorite water activities and crafts that your kids, neighbors and friends will really enjoy. There is something fit for every age, and all of these games can be put together in minutes yet provide hours of summer fun. 

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    How to Make an Underwater Viewer

    Headed to the lake this summer? Try making one of these DIY underwater viewers. Super easy and so much fun!

    How to Make an Underwater Viewer from Make and Takes

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    Water Balloon Baseball

    Get your batting practice in with water balloon baseball! Fill up a bunch of water balloons and get started.

    Water Balloon Baseball from Overstuffed Life

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    Water Bombs

    Water Bombs
    Holly Homer

    Cut up sponges and tie them together to make silly water sponge toys, or "water bombs." Throw them around in the backyard for some summer fun! They're even soft enough so that if someone gets hit, it doesn't hurt–unlike water balloons. This game is best for older children.

    Water Bombs from​ The Spruce

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    3 Fresh Play Ideas for the Water Table

    Fill a shallow bin with water and lots of different toys to keep your toddler engaged and having fun.

    3 Fresh Play Ideas for the Water Table from Make and Takes

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    The Water Blob Tutorial

    Surprise your kids with this AWESOME water blob! Get ready for hours of fun with this water activity.

    The Water Blob Tutorial from Clumsy Crafter

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    Water Balloon Basketball

    Your little ones are going to love this water balloon basketball game. It's easy and will help them beat the summer heat.

    Water Balloon Basketball from Learn Play Imagine

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    Floating Sponge Boats

    Use supplies you probably already have in your home to make this toddler-approved water craft. Float these sponge boats in a bucket, pool, lake or ocean.

    Floating Sponge Boats from Make and Takes

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    Toddler Fishing

    Set up a little pond in your backyard. Your toddlers can practice their fishing skills with this fun activity. This will keep them entertained for a good while!

    Toddler Fishing from I Can Teach My Child

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    Sponge Toss Water Activity

    We think this sponge toss game looks like so much fun! All you need is a large sponge, a couple of buckets and of course–water.

    Sponge Toss Water Activity from The Resourceful Mama

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    Squirt Gun Races

    Get those squirt guns out for some exciting water races! This game would be great for a summer BBQ party.

    Squirt Gun Races from This Grandma Is Fun

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    Water Balloon Towel Toss

    You'll need two beach towels, water balloons and four or more people to play this awesome water balloon towel toss game.

    Water Balloon Towel Toss from Love Play and Learn