Summer is here and it’s time to play in the water! Let kids run wild in sprinklers, dive for treasures and even learn something while having a splish-splashin’ good time. Here are some of our favorite picks this summer.
Sprinkler Splash Pad
This heavy duty, 68-inch sprinkler pad is perfect for younger kids to splash around in without the worry of them getting in a pool. Setup is easy: just attach your hose to the pad and adjust the strength as needed for a light rain or sky-high sprays.
For toddlers, there’s nothing better than a chance to explore all of the ways that water works without being stuck in the bathtub! This version is full of fun activities, a water maze, a springboard to launch frogs and fish into the water, and plenty of pails, scoopers and other accessories.
Learning Resources STEM Sink or Float Activity Set
Just because school is out for the summer doesn’t mean that kids have to stop learning. This kit comes with a ton of fun, colored objects that sink or float when put in water. This activity teaches kids about buoyancy, density and other laws of physics. Create your own experiments or follow along with some of the cards they provide!
Big kids can channel their inner superhero and go diving for the Avengers at the bottom of the pool. These dive toys, in the shape of Captain America, Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, can help with swim practice or just be used for fun.
What’s even better than a sprinkler? One that glows with bright colors! This day and night activity is guaranteed to soak kids with the wiggly water-shooting tubes and spinning dome. The bright lights even flash at night. Put on some music and this turns into the ultimate water-filled dance party.
Little kids love to dump water on stuff and now they can. This waterfall wall provides for lots of filling and dumping. Kids can pour from the top and watch water slide, dump and swoosh down to the bottom of the wall. Pieces can be arranged and rearranged for endless hours of fun and different effects.
Water balloon fights just got a whole lot easier. Instead of tying them one by one, just attach the set directly to your hose and watch the balloons fill up AND tie themselves, filling more than 100 balloons a minute! The balloons also aren’t too thick, so throwing them from a safe distance isn’t painful and it’s easy to go back and refill in seconds.
Unicorns are all the rage and an XXL one that spits out water is mind blowing! This life-sized inflatable is as tall as an adult—but don’t worry about it blowing away, it can easily be staked into the ground for hours of fun. It also makes a for a pretty cute photo moment.
This game is perfect for the pool, kiddie pool or even the bathtub. Toss the characters from Finding Dory across the water and they'll land at different depths. Kids can use the big blue “Mr. Ray” net to capture them all.
If your kid is interested in what goes on in a lake or ocean, this is the perfect gift for them. Part boat, part scientific tool, this water toy is constructed with a clear, magnifying bottom so that kids can see minnows swimming below.