Posts Tagged ‘water fun’

Water Balloon Fight

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Here is a video of my children having a water balloon fight:


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Deluxe Kid Wash

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010


My children have always liked running through the sprinklers on a hot summer day, so when I saw the plans for this Deluxe Kid Wash in a Family Fun magazine, I decided to make it. PVC pipe is assembled together, with holes drilled into it for spraying water. I used an old shower curtain liner for the front and back of the kid “car wash.” After cutting the curtain in half, I cut it into strips and pounded grommets across the top. I also hung two sponges with string from the center bar. The hose was attached to the bottom of it and turned on. Water sprayed in all directions as the kids ran through the tunnel.

One time the wind was blowing so hard that the shower curtain flew up to a 90 degree angle. The kids laughed and laughed.

When my husband cut the PVC pipes, he labeled each end with a number. For example, the 5 matches the other 5, so you plug them together. The children have assembled it themselves every year during the summer. It has been great fun. We store it in the shed.



Water Park

Friday, July 23rd, 2010


A water park is a super fun place to take your children on a hot summer day, especially if they are swimmers. If you have children who don’t swim, you can put some water wings on them so that you don’t have to be holding them the entire time. I went once when all four of my children were non-swimmers, and there was an area that was a shallow kiddie pool that had lots of things to do. So I stayed in this area with the kids, unless the wave pool was going. Then we all went over to the wave pool.


A water park can be great exercise as you walk up the stairs over and over to get to the water slides. It can also be a bonding experience as a family. I would stay with the other children while my husband took one child at a time down the water slide. If your children are older, they can go down on their own. You can chat about life as you stand in line. Boldness or courage can be developed especially in your young sons. If they are scared about going down, they are going down the slide with dad or mom, and they can build their courage by experiencing the unfamiliar while clinging to someone they love. Sometimes children can become courageous in other areas of their lives, like sharing their faith, if they are able to take controlled risks in a safe environment.


Children can practice their swimming skills and get exercise at the same time. One of my favorite things to do was to float in an innertube in the wave pool. It was very relaxing and calming. If you float with one of your children, it is fun to see their smiling face beside you as you float up and down on the waves.

Going to the Ocean

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010


What better time to go to the ocean than the summer? I miss living near the ocean. I lived in California for three and a half years, and if I ever wanted to just sit and be calm, I could be at the ocean within half an hour. The sound of the waves lapping against the shore was so tranquil. The seagulls would cry overhead, and the salt water would sometimes fizz and spray into the air so that I could smell it. I just had to take off my shoes and walk barefoot on the wet sand, rolling up my jeans and getting my feet wet with foam.


Now that I have children, it is still peaceful. The children content themselves with exploring the shoreline, finding shells, driftwood, and seaweed. They dig a hole until they find water. They build forts and sand castles. And the most lovely thing about it all is the sound of those waves crashing against the shore, reminding me of the mighty power of God!

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