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Sponge balls. We could soak them with water when it got hot. Make a target for practice throwing and aiming. Easier to catch, soft if you're hit.

Sponge Ball Bullseye

Just made a bunch of these, can't wait to show the kids tomorrow. Will be fun doe water play, tossing around, sponge painting, etc.

water party sponge balls realsimple

DIY Sponge balls for outdoor water parties. -easier for mommy than filling dozens of water balloons!

spongeblocks-love this cheap block idea-and these are small & light enough to travel well!--probably no a car ride toy, but great in the trailer.  Actually making the blocks the first day or so could be part of the play.

Make Your Own Sponge Blocks

I've got a chapter on sponge blocks in my 2006 Redleaf Press book Do It Yourself Early Learning. They are an inexpensive and fun play idea. Variations: They are fun in a water play table, but it is al(Table Top Activities)

DIY Games for a Summer backyard party: Human bubble machine, water balloon pinata,  and water balloon baseball

10 DIY Backyard Games For The Perfect Summer Party

DIY Games for a Summer backyard party: Human bubble machine, water balloon pinata, and water balloon baseball by Khandiie

Sponge Painting - just cut various shapes out of sponges

Play Create Explore: Sponge Painting -- cut cleaning sponges into shapes yourself for a cheap craft!

Sponge Ball water outdoor Fun, with kitchen sponges and dental floss. Can be a backyard game OR Party Favor for Pool or Summer Party.

Play it Again, Momma: Sponge Ball Fun

Sensory Bags are a great way for kids to expand their sense of touch, creativity, and adventure, and they are so easy to make! Earlier this week I featured four different sensory bags that I’…

Ideas ranging from tummy time for babies to pre-writing practice for older kids.plus GIANT ones for summer sensory play! {I'd had to make sure they are well sealed and change ingredients just incase they opened}

Simple DIY backyard toy- Pvc painted and mounted to 4x4 post. pouring pebbles sand, water, and more is so FUN!  Makes fun sounds too

7 Tips for making your school's garden FABULOUS!

Simple DIY backyard toy- Pvc painted and mounted to post. pouring pebbles sand, water, and more is so FUN! Makes fun sounds too Great for Gulf Shore EYC's outdoor play area!

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