Summer Series- Water Wednesdays

Posted on Jul 8 2013 - 10:59pm by Jessica Johnson

 

Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids.  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she did! Here is Part 3 of the Summer Fun by the Weekday series – Jessica Johnson

 

We tried a new trail last week for our Trail Tuesdays, and can I just say that I am so glad we have a day dedicated to getting out with nature? I love it. It was pretty hot, though, which was a perfect lead in to Water Wednesday! Some of you might already have your kids in swim team or lessons. Use Wednesdays to spice up the water playing.

What is summer without some playing in the water? Pretty boring, if you ask me. We used to live in Arizona, where it was almost mandatory to have a pool in your backyard. Now we don’t. There are always local pools and the occasional friends with pools where we can take a dip. But we have found other ways to get wet on Water Wednesdays:

Photo via Hip Hip Hooray

Photo via Hip Hip Hooray

  • A good old fashioned Slip and Slide (side note: do you know someone who works in the sign business—like freeway billboard signs? Sometimes they can give you an old vinyl billboard ad; put it on a grassy hillside, run a hose over it and you’ve got a great party water slide!)
  • Waterfall Water Wall
Photo via Playingbythebook.net

Photo via Playingbythebook.net

Photo via Mamaslittlemonkeysetsy.blogspot.com

Photo via Mamaslittlemonkeysetsy.blogspot.com

Photo via aluminumfoiled.blogspot.com

Photo via aluminumfoiled.blogspot.com


And, what is Water Wednesday without a frozen water flavored treat? POPSICLES! Try some of these or go support your local shaved ice shack:

Photo via apopsicleblog.com

Photo via apopsicleblog.com

Photo via grandbaby-cakes.com

Photo via grandbaby-cakes.com

Photo via willcookforsmiles.com

Photo via willcookforsmiles.com

Photo via classic-play.com

Photo via classic-play.com

Photo via canadianfreestuff.com

Photo via canadianfreestuff.com

popsicles

What are your favorite water activities? Any popsicle recipes you and your kids love to eat?