35 Brilliant Excuses to ENJOY Water all Summer Long!

Summer is flying by and things are just starting to warm up around here.  

Water is an essential part of life. Our bodies need it to survive, our gardens need it to thrive and our children crave new ways to experience it.

Playing with water is one of kids’ all-time favorite activities.  Your challenge this week is to find a stress-free way to enjoy the water.

Don’t worry, we won’t leave you high and dry!  We have compiled a list of our FAVORITE ways to enjoy water.  We haven’t gotten through our Water Fun Bucket List yet, but we are off to a great start!

35 Brilliant Excused to ENJOY the Water ALL Summer Long! Isn't summer the best?? Grounded and Surrounded | Healthy! Heart, Home, and Habits

This isn’t your typical water fun list.  We have included water inspired science projects, yummy recipes, DIY projects and a unique exercise routine.  

Be sure to make it all the way to #35 (which is my personal favorite). And don’t forget to pin this post, because you are definitely going to want to do #20 later this summer! 

With any further ado, here are our top 35 ways to “Enjoy the Water” all summer long:

1. Drink MORE Water

2. Make your own Detox Water

3. Workout in the Pool

4. Leaf and Water Experiment

5. Give your Kids a Glowing Bath

6. Make Fireworks in a Jar

7. find a puddle

8. Make your own DIY Water Slide

9. Upcycle an Old Waterbottle into THIS

10. Play Water Balloon Basketball

11. Make Homemade Water Bombs

12. Play a Game of Duck Duck Splash

13. splash pad 2

14. Swimming Pool Scrabble

15. Water Balloon Math

16. Pool Noodle Water Bin

17. Muddy Little Carwash

18. Eat More Fruit

20. Homemade Ice Chalk

21. Create some Window Art

22. Make a Tin Foil River

23. DIY Backyard Water Wall

24. Ice Salt Art 

25. go fishing

26. Try some Garden Soup

27. Ice Cube Paint

28. Paint by Number in the Shower

29. KoolAid Art

30. Rent a Kayak

31. Real Food Snowcones

32. Color Theory Ice Experiment

33. Water Bottle Popper

34. Make a Sand Volcano at the Lake

So……how are you going to “ENJOY the Water” this summer?  Be sure to share your stories with us.  

And when all else fails, don’t forget that the main ingredient in coffee is….you guessed it…..water!


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  1. The bubble bath is my favorite way to enjoy the water too! ; Though we have been having a great time the past couple of weeks at the lake boating, trying out the new paddle board, skipping rocks and jumping waves.
    Great list. Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty

  2. Love all of these ideas. Pinning to try some throughout the summer.

  3. Playing in the sprinkler as a kid is one of my favorite memories. I would love to go to a splash pad now. Renting a kayak would also be a lot of fun!

  4. I love all of these ideas. I want to go outside NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha
    Thank you again for this great link up.

  5. Love this! My boyfriend and I just bought Kayaks. Can’t wait to test them out this weekend!

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