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4 Summer Water Activities: No Pool Needed!

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Summer gets hot and sometimes playing in the water is just what you need to cool down. Here are some fun water activities that will help you do just that. Bonus - no pool needed!

To make this pool noodle sprinkler for some water fun you will need:

  • 4 pool noodles

  • Duct tape

  • Scissors

  • Skewer

  • String

  • Hose

Find a good tree branch or location to tie up your sprinkler. The sprinkler should be hung from a height of about 6 feet. It should sit above 8 inches from the ground before adding your water. Next, connect all of your pool noodles together with duct tape. Make sure your tape is tightly wrapped around each pool noodle so there are no leaks! Now you can go ahead and poke holes in your noodle ring. Take your skewer and make sure you poke holes only on the center of your noodle ring. Don’t poke through to the other side of the noodles. When you finish poking your holes, take your scissors and cut a small opening at the top of your sprinkler for your hose. Make sure to cut a small hole so your hose fits into the sprinkler tightly. Hang up your sprinkler with string and secure your hose by taping it into position. Now you can turn on your hose and enjoy your sprinkler!

Water Limbo is another great game to play. All you need to do is to grab your hose and put on your swimsuits!

To play this game, turn on your hose and play a game of limbo as usual. Start out with your water about 4 feet from the ground. As everyone passes under (without crawling), lower the hose and see how low you can go!

Another fun activity in summer is to play water tag! This game is played just like normal tag, but instead of actually tagging each other you use a water gun.

And finally, you can enjoy a good and classic water balloon fight. Put a bucket of water balloons in a general area, if you are with a big group you can split into teams, and let the fight begin!

Clara Busé is a recent graduate from SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design. She has a BFA in Writing and is currently working from her hometown, Atlanta.

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