School has started, so it’s time to incorporate some learning into playtime. Because it’s still hot outside, outdoor water games are a winner. And squirt guns can be a surprising, but rewarding educational tool.
Start a family spelling splash. Get everyone a squirt gun—for less than $3.50 each, you can get everyone a fun, rather powerful water gun at ToySplash—and let the games begin. Take turns spelling words and when your child is correct, he may squirt a person of his choice. If he’s wrong, however, someone squirts him. It’s a fun way to cool off and reinforce some spelling skills. This game also works well with multiplication tables, state capitals, and more!