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:
A Giant Squishy Water Bag
to jump on
and ultimately cool off on.
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 🙂