It’s hot outside and you need to entertain them as well as keep them cool? No worries, we’ve got you covered with 5 super ideas to keep them busy and nice and cool on the hot days.

    • Wall art: Make wall art by standing the kids in front of a wall and spraying them with a hose!

    • Ice cube painting: Mix paint and water and make cool ice cube paints.

    • Water pinata: Make water balloon pinatas for the kids to break.

    • Frozen excavation: Freeze some plastic toys in water and then when it’s frozen the kids can excavate and dig in the ice to find them.

    • Water balloon bowling: Fill up balloons with water to use as the bowling balls.

For more ideas check out: 12 water play ideas for the kids this Summer

What’s your favourite cooling kids activity at your house?

PLEASE share with us in the comments below

Video and image credits: Wall art. Ice cube painting. Water pinata. Frozen excavation. Water bowling.


  • I love the water balloon and excavation ideas. Not so keen on food colour with kids!


  • Awesome ideas!!


  • How wonderful, I like the water balloon piñata idea.


  • Fabulous ideas and particularly love the excavation idea. thanks.


  • These are all such fantastic ideas. Not too enticing as the rain falls down in Melbourne at the moment!! But, the idea of summer if exciting.


  • A few more reasons here to bring summer on!


  • I’ve seen this before and it’s great


  • What really clever ideas – thanks for sharing.


  • We use water play to help practice measuring and tipping with no mess. Another of our favourites is just painting with plain water onto the concrete path outside. We paint pictures, practice letters, and play naughts and crosses. Sometimes we use paint brushes and a dish of water, other times just our hands and feet.


  • Great ideas but it’s already starting to get a bit too cold now.


  • What superb ideas! It is really hard to find activities to keep kids busy in the heat, they usually don’t want to move


  • Good water play ideas to store and keep in mind for when the weather warms up again and it’s hot. Some of these look like a whole lot of good fun. I like the excavation idea.


  • My son love to swimming in my bathroom


  • Alot of fun to be had with these great idea’s!


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