Kids and water are always an energetic combination; add water toys and pool games and the activity level kicks up an extra notch. Whether you have a pool, lake, beach
, or just a garden hose, try one of these cool water toys to make hot summer days more fun.
Instead of running under the sprinkler, roll with it! Just inflate the ball and attach it to a garden hose; water sprays from four nozzles on the ball. Kids can push and chase the ball around the yard, or you can keep it stationary with a water-filled pouch that acts as a weight.
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This sturdy, themed water table lets kids pour water into the crows' nest to make water wheels spin. There's also a squirting water cannon, and the table comes with scoops, a bucket, and floating toys (such as pirate figures and a shark). For a less expensive water table option, consider the Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark (compare prices).
Everyone gets wet (really wet) with this game that connects to your backyard hose. Toss the beanbags (three are included) at the target. If you land one, you'll set off the sprayer and soak your friends!
Swap (laser) beams for (water) streams and you'll get the idea of this all-wet version of laser tag. The Water Tag set includes two adjustable vests and two water blasters (with a 70-foot range!). The goal: fill up the water gauge on your opponent's vest before your own gauge maxes out.
Keep this super-squirting cannon in the pool or lake for a continuous flow of water--your opponents never catch a break! Or you can cap the reservoir to take the cannon out on dry land for more H2O attack action.
Ready for some rain? This deceptively simple water toy is ready to deliver. Immerse the Plui ball in water, cover the nozzle, then uncover when you're ready for a rainshower! Works in the bathtub or outside in a pool or large bucket.
Sure, dive sticks and hoops are fun, but how about diving for a moving target? Splashy Dashers spin, flip, and race all over the pool as kids give chase. Choose froggy, mermaid, lightning bug, dolphin or many others.
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This innocent-looking kickboard has a strategic surprise: It's also a super-soaking squirt toy that can blast water up to 30 feet away. Use it as a float, a shield, or a secret weapon!