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Backyard water games for kids

FamilyFun Magazine came up with water play ideas

FamilyFun Magazine came up with water play ideas for kids in the June/July issue. Photo Credit: iStock

My 3-year-old loves our backyard. Even my 9-month-old gets a kick out of watching the trees, crawling in the grass and playing with his toys outside. The good thing is you don't need over-the-top things for your kids to enjoy themselves outside. I found these fun outdoor games in the June/July issue of FamilyFun Magazine. All you need is a little water and a big imagination:

Main squeeze: Set up two buckets per child, one full of water, one empty. Give each kid a sponge, then show them how to use it to transfer water from the full bucket to the empty one. Keep-cool breaks encouraged!

Splash dance: Pour some water on your patio or driveway, then turn on the tunes and let your kids stomp around in the water until the music stops.

Toss across: Have your child stand on the opposite side of a filled baby pool from you, then throw a ball back and forth across the water. See how long you can keep the ball aloft before getting splashed.

Water limbo: Turn on a hose and challenge your child to pass under the spray without it touching her. Lower the hose after each turn until she gets wet.


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