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    Water balloons are so much fun but they take forever to fill up and go away in seconds. Try sponge balls next time. Your kids will love them. {my lil' guy already loves those pool nerf-like footballs/baseballs that soak up water. I got quite wet from us throwing them at each other on Sunday. This is cheap and simple to make!}

    How to Make Super Soaker Sponge Bombs

    How to Make a Leak Proof Water Blob (without tape!) - such great fun for kids

    Marshmallow Shooters {Traci's Note: This was SO much fun! Even my two year old could do it, it was a blast, and cheap & easy!}

    Water, food colouring and oil. Both my children love these. You can easily make smaller ones with glitter and sequence inside for a nice calming effect.

    FINALLY A PIN THAT WORKED AND WAS AWESOME!! Take a 2 liter soda bottle, and poke holes in it. Hook your hose up to it, toss over a tree branch (we made our own since no good branches nearby) and turn on the water!

    Water balloon pinatas...super fun for a summer birthday party...let dad supervise and have a camera ready. ha.

    Time-out bottles. Fill a bottle with 3/4 water, one bottle of glitter glue, & ultra fine glitter. Then send this bottle with your child to timeout and they can watch it settle to calm them. Once the glitter is settled their time is up. << not a half bad idea...

    Life-size Kerplunk game (with instructions). Yes please!!!! I love lawn games! What is better than playing giant games outside?? :) DIY lawn game, DIY yard game, go outside

    birthday morning balloon avalanche once they open the door on the other side!!

    25 SUPER FUN Outdoor Activities for Kids; so many fun ways to get outside & play!

    Another Pinner said: "This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! YAY! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizzy fun!"

    6 fun ways to play with your kids this summer

    Time-Out Stool! That's funny.

    Water balloon slip and slide .. I want to do this soooooo bad!

    Great for a game of tag on a scorching hot day, squishy sponge balls are summer's alternative to snowballs. Made from kitchen sponges that are cut up and tied together, they last longer than water balloons and are softer and splashier than regular balls.

    Huge "water bed" giant sensory bag. Best outside activity ever! A whole day of fun for under ten dollars!

    Sneak in your child's bedroom during the night before their birthday and release balloons for them to wake up to! One day I WILL do this! Love this and want this done for my birthday!! :)

    Great group game & time-eating activity that could be useful on rainy days or during youth group lock-ins.

    Time for Play: Smashing Balls (baked cotton balls) flour + water + cotton balls + child hammer = very happy children. Perfect for a grumpy afternoon.

    Balloon Tennis-Could be a fun thing for down time with the kids