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. You can get them at the dollar store!

How to Make Your Own Sponge Ball Toss!

How to Make Sponge Bombs (EASY)

Making bubble snakes: All you need is an empty water bottle from your recycling, duct tape, a sock that is missing its match (which we seem to have an abundance of), dish soap and some food coloring.

Great, inexpensive party games. A whole bunch of different ideas on ways to entertain kids... And the adults who still like to have little kid fun!

The Water BLOB! For anyone who has not done this, you MUST! So fun :)

Okay, why didn't we think of this?

Magazine Art Bowl: Blow up a balloon. Cut strips of magazines, fold in half. Roll up and glue to balloon. When all dry, pop balloon.

milk jug ball toss (would be fun with sponge balls filled with water)

Life-size Kerplunk game (with instructions).

How to Make a Leak Proof Water Blob (without tape!) These are so fun for kids!

Build an exploding chain reaction from craft sticks. This looks so cool!!! I can't wait to try this with my kiddos.

Fill balloons with water and add food coloring, once frozen cut the balloons off & they look like giant marbles.

A-frame tent

There really is no end to the wonders of PVC. Of course, you may know it as everyday plumbing but did you know you can build a super long distance water gun? Imagine the surprise of folks in the canoe next to yours when you pull out this bad boy and soak ’em head bow …

Top 31 Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls

Mug with a hoop

Camp Mom! 20 Activities to Make Summer Awesome for Everyone. Definitely doing this this summer!