water fun

I started swimming competitively when I was ten years old.  Twenty five years later–after Country Club Meets, swim team in high school and a few triathalons in my history–I can also add more than 10 years teaching swim lessons as part of my resume. During that time, I’ve seen first hand how water independence can […]

We recently made a few fun washcloth pom poms for a backyard water day! We had so much fun with our target toss game, I made a little how-to video with my kids. Here’s the video of the kids in action, playing a fun toss game with their water pom poms!! How’s your summer so […]

We’re big fans of water! Even in the cold, sometimes breezy winds of Seattle, we’re getting out the mini pool to play outdoors. So we’re making a few fun washcloth pom pom water toys to splash around with in the pool, very similar to our wet water sponges we’ve made before. Supplies for Washcloth Pom […]

Storybook Summer post by Tonya of Create-Celebrate-Explore. My kids love everything about the ocean.  I’m not sure if it’s because we live in California and spend a lot of time at the beach, or whether it could be from visiting numerous aquariums.  One of their many sea life books on their playroom bookshelf is See […]

Summer Camp guest post by Tonya of Create-Celebrate-Explore With two little ones who absolutely love the water, finding a variety of water activities for them over the summer is high on our priorities. There are only so many times they can swim in the pool or go to the beach before it quickly becomes just […]

We’ve had a few April showers this month, even snow, but we’re staying dry with these fun animal umbrellas. This pink umbrella makes the perfect jellyfish, fun for twirling and spinning in the rain. With just a few simple supplies, you’ll be sporting these cute little animal umbrellas during your next rainfall. Supplies for Jellyfish […]

With school making it’s way to our house next week, here’s a few things helping us hold on to Summer just a little bit longer! Pura Vida – This site lives and breathes Summer. I’m loving these egg carton sea creatures and this cantelope ice cream dessert looks delicious! My Happy Life is whipping up […]

I’ve posted the how-to for these fun Water Sponge Toys before, but I thought I’d make a video to show just how easy they are to make. They’re the perfect summertime toy, helping the kids make a splash this summer! Here’s the how-to video for Wet Water Sponges: What fun things are you doing to […]

Floating Sponge Boats

by Marie on April 24, 2008

Once the sun shines down long enough to warm our faces, my kids want to play in the water. So here we are floating our sponge boats in the backyard water table. Supplies for Sponge Boats: scrub sponges – I got these at the dollar store or you can use the cell-o brand as well […]

Ice Cube Tub Time

by Marie on April 17, 2008

Cold ice mixed with hot water makes for fun in the tub. I just ran across this tub time activity from Rookie Moms that will have your kids begging for a bath twice a day (is that good or bad?). Collect a few toys that can be played with in water. We used toy cars, […]

Crayola Fun

by Marie on March 27, 2008

I have been loving the invention of this Crayola product for years. The kids love it and I am always tempted to color my own bath water!! I think these color dotz are a great alternative to bath toys that get grimey and all ridden with bacteria. They aren’t that spendy, $5 for 30 baths. […]

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