Giant Squishy Water Bag — Summer Day Fun

Feel like it’s getting hot out there? Well, if you feel like your summer has been hotter than usual, you are not alone. Apparently the U.S. is in a major heat wave and drought with 28 states recording the warmest 6 months on record (see here for the article — sorry, I’m a weather nerd and I love it).

So together as a nation, we are trying to beat the heat…and save water. So it didn’t take me long to test out this new idea:

Make a giant water bag to cool off in the hot summer

A Giant Squishy Water Bag
to jump on
march on
lay on
play on
and ultimately cool off on.

All you need are 2 clear plastic shower curtain liners and a roll of duct tape. And a hose. And water for the said hose. Kids are optional — I had enough fun cooling off myself!

Just lay the liners on top of each other and tape of the sides like a giant pocket. Leave yourself an opening at the corner to fit your hose through. Then turn on the hose and let it fill up! In a few minutes, you’ll have the most amazing water-play while staying dry.

For added fun, you could add food coloring to dye the water (somehow the blue water made it that much more refreshing), and small NON – SHARP objects for some fun I-SPY outdoor learning (think foam letters).

We also added a sprinkler and a hose down our play slide…so the splashes you see in the pic are not leaks — they are puddles!

We stayed out all day, marching, jumping, tumbling, resting, with a break for SqueeZurt popsicles (YUM! see this post). And the water bag really held up strong to the fun these kids put it through! Even sitting on the water bag was just soo cool and refreshing! Give it a try! You’ll be glad you did. And your kids will be, too!

Beware: You might receive the “coolest mom award” from neighborhood kids 🙂

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3 Responses to Giant Squishy Water Bag — Summer Day Fun

  1. shelly says:

    i did as directed and mine leaked terribly, I bought the best duct tape too!~! what did i do wrong?

    • Kerri says:

      I’m so sorry to hear that! I found that where mine leaked was where I didn’t get the duct tape straight…if it folds over itself or something then it created a hole for the water to come through. So I just really reinforced those areas with more tape. We also kept the tape close by to patch up places as needed. The only other thing I can think of is perhaps it was filled too much, putting too much pressure on specific places. Try it again 🙂 Walmart Shower curtain liners are $2. You can get Shower curtains at the dollar store, too, but they don’t carry clear if that matters to you 🙂

  2. Molly says:

    HA! I totally thought I was reading the Play at Home Mom blog, so when I saw the SqueeZurt reference, I thought, “Oh my gosh! They’re using Cheri’s products!” Took me a while to realize I was reading a post by you. Too funny! I love that you made popsicles with them. I hadn’t tried that yet! And I love that you made the big water bag. I want to make one now!

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