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:

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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
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Photo via Playingbythebook.net

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Photo via Mamaslittlemonkeysetsy.blogspot.com

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

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Photo via apopsicleblog.com

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Photo via grandbaby-cakes.com

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Photo via willcookforsmiles.com

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Photo via classic-play.com

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Photo via canadianfreestuff.com

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

 

Summer Series  Water Wednesdays

About Jessica Johnson

Marketing Director (formerly)
Extra Space Storage

After an internship with a marketing company changed her passion from computer science, Jessica obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Now Marketing Director for Extra Space Storage, Jessica oversees all of the company's social media profiles and is in charge of all brand marketing efforts.

Jessica, an avid goal setter, reads three books each month. Another of her goals, doing something new each year, has brought her to become SCUBA certified, playing in a kickball league, learn to fly fish, and volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival. She also enjoys traveling and trying different and exotic foods.

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