Summer is quickly approaching so we have been gathering some fun ideas of how to occupy the long days of summer for your sweet kiddos! Sure, they are counting down the last few weeks, even days of school, but then what? How many days until you hear, “I’m bored!” Well, California Pools has some pretty fun ideas for water games and pool activities, so your kids have an unforgettable summer. The best thing about owning a swimming pool is that not only are they fun and a great place for summer activities, but they can also be restful and relaxing! A California Pools backyard is the perfect accessory for summer.
When your kids are feeling full of energy and are a bit stir crazy, host a pool party with their friends! Put out a bucket full of squirt guns and let the water play begin! A water gun fight is a classic summer time past time so provide the water-guns, and let your pool provide the fun! Not only is your swimming pool a safe place to keep these kids from running all over, but it also serves as a water re-filling station at all times! They don’t even have to get out of the pool to re-fill their water guns!
For more high-level activities, break out the pool games list!
- Cannonball Contests; Who has the biggest splash?
- Marco-Polo; For some pool time fun!
- Dolphin Races; Who can swim underwater the farthest?
- Pool Treasure Hunts; find hidden coins in the pool!
- Dive-Ring Toss; retrieve the dive rings underwater!
Another great activity for kids at the pool this summer, is to fill a bucket with a bunch of beach balls! The kids will have a blast throwing the balls to their friends, playing volleyball in the pool, or even bobbing in the water as they curl up on top of them to float. Beach balls are fun for all ages so be sure to add some to your pool toys for sure!
Pool noodles are also a must have at the pool! Some kids use them to swim with while others start a fun battle of the noodles with their friends! Either way, they are almost a necessity for any swimming pool!
Now if your kids are feeling a little low on energy and would like to soak up some rays but also use some of their long days to relax, simply put out some pool rafts and inner-tube rings and let the floating begin. The buoyancy of floating is super relaxing and the sounds of water lapping across the pool is sure to help them feel at peace on a warm summer day. They can relax outside, read a book in a lounge chair, or play water games until the sun goes down. Either way, having a few fun ideas in mind is always a great idea for when your kids get bored.
At California Pools, we thrive on a healthy outdoor lifestyle and encourage you to do the same. Enjoy your backyard swimming pool; have fun and stay fit being active and playful. Not only is it good for your body, it is good for your soul!