Activities for Kids – Sprinklers!

July 13, 2011 by  

Bring On The Sprinklers!

Are the kids bored?  Tell them to get their swimsuits on and get out the sprinkler! It can be that simple.


We do not turn on the sprinkler much in our town because water tends to be pretty expensive.  But we also do not have a pool membership. (The kids do with their mom, so they aren’t deprived)

I surprised them the other afternoon and asked them if they wanted to play in the sprinkler. You know what they said?  “Do we even have a sprinkler?”

Wow.. I didn’t realize it had been that long since I had the sprinkler out.  I used to water my lawn routinely before I moved to this town.

sprinklerYou can kill two birds (or more) with one stone!  Your water gets a drink, and/or your garden (if you have the water on high enough).

You can also make a dog who likes the hose, very happy. Sadie loves to play in the hose and get drinks from it.  Gizzy hates the hose. When the sprinkler came out… she ran the other way and wanted to go into the house.


The kids can get so goofy when you bring out a sprinkler.


They were doing somersaults through it…. jumping in it… tackling each other in it.


The kids had a great time.  I didn’t have to spend any money (well, at least until I pay the water bill that is) and they had a fun experience that they will of course want to repeat.  I did put a time limit on it, but they turned off the hose themselves before my time limit was up.

I think Sadie had even a better time!

sprinkler I ended up with three very happy children, a couple wet swim suites (they decided to sit outside to dry off without towels too!) and a dog that was happy and worn out too.




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One Response to “Activities for Kids – Sprinklers!”
  1. Sandy, thanks for following the Hines-Sight Blog on Twitter.

    I’m playing catch up. The sprinkler is a great idea. I need to do it more often.

    I look forward to checking out your Explore Ohio blog.


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