Water Gun Activities for Summer Fun

We recently acquired a set of water guns because the girls love a water fight. On a hot day a water fight is great fun but it isn’t always warm enough. When a water fight isn’t the best option, here are some other water gun activities you could try.

1. Ping-Pong Blast

fun with a water gun

Line up golf tees with ping-pong balls placed on top.

Ready, Steady, Blast…….

How many can you knock down?

water gun

2. Fireworks Display

“Come outside, we’ve got something to show you”,  the girls called out one evening, shortly after July 4th. They treated us to a watery firework display, creating shapes with their water guns and giving each one a different name.

water gun play

3. Skittles/Bowling

Using a set of garden skittles (or in our case bottles, tin cans and cups) line them up and see how many you can knock down by squirting water at them.

garden bwling

4. Ball push

Lay out different types of balls.

Which ones do you think you can move with the water gun?

ball push

It moves just a little bit.

5. Duck Race

Race ducks in the paddling pool, using the water gun to move them from one side to the other.

duck race

6. Ring the Bell

Hang a bell , saucepan lid or other metallic object from a bush and investigate the sound it makes if you squirt it.  You could try a variety of objects and listen to the different sounds.

cowbell

7. Trampoline Splash

My youngest decided to spray the trampoline and invited me to bounce. As we bounced the water splashed into the air like jumping in a puddle. Great for bouncing on  a hot day.

spraying the trampoline

8. Water the plants

If you are looking for little helpers, why not let them water the plants with their water gun?

watering

9. I’ve challenged the older girls to design a water gun obstacle course and race against each other or a timer.

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5 Responses to Water Gun Activities for Summer Fun

  1. Lots of great fun water activities for children to enjoy – I particularly like the Ping Pong Blast one. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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  2. jennypaulin says:

    some really great ideas here! my two boys would love to join in the fun!
    i will link this up to my carnival post , thank you (live from the 12th) x

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  3. Ha, ha! Love these ideas! The ping pong ball one is fantastic and a great idea for when little ones need a target other than visitors and Mum and Dad ;)

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  4. Pingback: A Bloggers Summer Carnival Extravaganza | Mummy Mishaps

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