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Summer Activities For Kids: Top Water Tables and Activities


Today I wanted to take some time to talk about water play summer activities for kids specifically! I have a pretty great post on kids backyard ideas, but I always feel like water play takes it to a whole new level.

My kids literally flip out anytime I mention any type of water play so I thought it would be great to have a post dedicated to it.

Whatever the size of your space; today I’ve collected all kinds of awesome ideas for how to add water fun to your backyard along with some summer water crafts ideas as well.


I personally love to see my toddlers being creative and imaginative so I included some ideas specifically for the little kids as well! Make sure you read through the post to check it out.

If you are looking for even more kid’s summer play idea, then check out my Pinterest account! (also follow me on Instagram) For summer craft ideas, be sure to read my post on kids summer crafts.


summer water activities for kids

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Water Play Summer Activities For Kids

Water Tables


1. Island Wave Maker Water Table

I love this! This outdoor water table lets kids create the waves inside their water table with the wave maker wheel.

Source: Walmart
Source: Walmart

2. Waterfall Discovery Wall

I saw this and had to include it in the list. Shop the look Here.

Source: Walmart

3. Splish Splash Water Table with Umbrella

Oh umbrella, I love you so much 🙂 Water play with some shade can be a necessity. Shop the look here.

Shop the look here!

4. Magic Flower Water Table with Blooming Flower

I love this adorable multi- colored, water table.

Source: Amazon

5. Busy Ball Play Table

This play table is on the smaller side but the size actually works. My kids have a similar one and love it.

6. Fish Pond Sand and Water Play Table

My kids use this water table and love it. Even though it’s fairly small it has a just enough water for play. Keep reading below to get some ideas for this water table! Shop the water table here!

7. Flowin’ Fun Water Table with Interchangeable Pipes

This water table is great because it’s entertain for both toddlers and older kids.

8. Best Choice Products Kids 3-in-1 Outdoor Convertible Wood Activity

A picnic table, water table, sand table, seating, and umbrella. What more can you ask for?? 🙂 This one is def on my buy list.

Shop the Table HERE

9. Sand and Water Play Center w/ Lids

Sometimes simple is best! This can be great for outdoor use but also a great sensory table for indoor use! Check it out here!

Source : Target

10. Neptune Sand & Water Table

Here’s another great water table that can also be turned into a sensory table! Just a little bigger!

Source: Target

Water Play Activities and Ideas!

11. Water Table Barbie Pool Party

My daughter absolutely loved this! Great for a pretend play water activity!

water table barbie pool party

12. Water Table Car Wash

Water tale car wash

13. Water Blob Activity

Check out this cool activity from Fabulessly Frugal!

14. Fun Splash Pads

There is nothing better than simple setup for a water activity! The splash pad is always perfect for that!

Shop splash pads here!

15. Squirt Gun Water Painting Activity

Check out this cool activity from Fireflies and Mudpies!


16. Ice Table Play by Busy Toddler

Check out one of the many fun activities at Busy Toddler!

Toddler Water Play

17. Splash Play Mat and Inflatable Kiddie Pool

This is great for younger toddlers and babies too! You still get a splash pad more more safety for the little ones 🙂

Shop this pad HERE

18. Inflatable Pirate Sprinkler Pool


Here’s another smaller splash pad great for the pirate obsessed toddlers! So cute!

19. Sail Boat Sand Water Table for Toddlers

I love the simple water table is portable and great for toddlers!

Source: Walmart

20. Inflatable Toddler Water Park

What a great outdoor water area for small kids!

Source: Target

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I hope you enjoyed this list and that it gave you some great summer activities and water play ideas to try with the kids at home! During this time of the year, it’s always great to look into getting ready for the impending summer.

For more ideas check out watertable ideas from Happy Toddler Playtime!

I would just use these ideas as sheer inspiration and incorporate them into your spaces with your kids and keep their particular home and outside play space needs in mind.

Do you have any other ideas that you think I should add to the list? PLEASE let me know in the comment section below! I would love to hear from you!

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