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ToySplash Child Swimsuit Guide

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The temperature is rising and the sun is staying out later.  You can’t deny it, it’s almost summer.  Now is time to make sure your family is ready for the … Continue reading

Banish the Boring Beach Ball!

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Beach balls.  They’re a staple of water fun, of summer, and of the beach. The classic six-panel, three-color look is traditional. But sometimes it can be so . . . … Continue reading

Squirt Gun Gardeners

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Even if it’s still a little chilly to play in the pool, your kids can still have fun with their favorite water toys over spring break.  And you can get … Continue reading

Spring Break Family Spa Night

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Spring break is a great time to spend time with the family–the kids are off school and mom and dad are due for a break. It may still be a … Continue reading

Spring Break Kickoff!

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It’s almost spring break and here on the Splashdeck, that means water fun season is just beginning!  Check back every day in March for great spring break activities and boredom … Continue reading

Spelling Splash

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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, … Continue reading

Kids vs Adults Water War

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Kids love to play with one another, but what often makes their day is when the grownups play, too.  This is especially true in the case of water wars and … Continue reading

Gearing Up for Fall Sports

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With the school year fast approaching–or already in full swing, it’s time to be gearing up for fall sports.  Do you not have a football field in your backyard?  No … Continue reading

Fun with Water Noodles

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Inflatable Water Noodles are some of the most versatile pool toys around and for less than $6 a piece, you can outfit the whole gang!  Here are some fun games … Continue reading

Back to School Ball Toss

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It’s August so for a lot of kids, that means back to school time.  But that doesn’t mean the water fun has to end.  A new school year means more … Continue reading

The Messy Pool Race

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Want to wear your kids out in a hurry?  Whether you’re trying to get them their daily dose of exercise or just want them to burn off a little energy … Continue reading

Capture the Splash

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We’ve revamped capture the flag for a hot summer day by moving it into the pool!  The basics of the game Capture the Splash are exactly the same, but it’s … Continue reading

CANNONBALL!!!

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Cannonball contests are a summer staple.  There is something about leaping into the water and making a giant splash that kids love.  You can make the splash attack even more … Continue reading

The Benefits of an Outdoor Shower

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Usually we try to feature fun games and activities here on the Splashdeck so you can keep your kids splashing and happy all summer long.  But part of making summertime … Continue reading

Water Polo in Your Backyard!

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Water polo is becoming a hot game in swimming pools all over the world.  Don’t let your family miss out on the fun–introduce it to your backyard today.  With an … Continue reading

The Fake Rapid Adventure

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It’s time to suit up and hit the wild rapids . . . even if they’re only in your backyard.  Whether your kids are practicing for an upcoming river rafting … Continue reading

Endless Water Balloon Toss

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Water balloons are a backyard classic.  From water balloon wars to tossing games, kids would be thrilled with an endless water balloon toss! However, filling water balloons can be so … Continue reading

Taking Water Wars to the Next Level

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For years, kids have loved squirt guns and water balloons.  What could be more fun than soaking unsuspecting parents and little sisters?  The next generation of water guns and water … Continue reading

Sneaking in Some Exercise

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For years, parents have been hiding good-for-them things in stuff kids already enjoy.  From masking the taste of vegetables with creative recipes to educational games, parents do what it takes … Continue reading

Mermaid or Dolphin Treasure

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Kids have terrific imaginations.  Sometimes all they need is a little prompting to create an imaginary world to which they’ll want to return again and again.  The water is particularly … Continue reading

Underwater Charades

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  Here’s another great twist on a classic game of charades:  move it underwater!  Equip your observers with some goggles and send them underwater to figure it out.  There are … Continue reading

Goggles – Their Window to the Water

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Nothing gets a kid to fall in love with water and swimming faster than goggles.  Swimming and splashing is fun, but once they can open their eyes to the world … Continue reading

Beach Ball Balance Ball

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Chances are you’ve spent some time on a balance ball, either at the gym or in your own home.  They’re great ways to build core strength and stability.  Did you … Continue reading

Surface Tension

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One of the great things about a swimming pool is the opportunity for backyard learning.  Science lessons are all around you!  Indulge your children’s curiosity and inspire new creativity and … Continue reading

Cup Relay With a Twist!

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Everyone who has been to a picnic or a field day knows the classic fire-brigade-cup-relay game.  Traditionally, participants take a cup of water from one bucket and either travel an … Continue reading

Safety Check In

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Child drowning has been all over the news this week, so we at ToySplash encourage you to take a few moments to do a safety check in of your family’s … Continue reading

Give a Great Dad the Great Outdoors!

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Are you still looking for the perfect Fathers’ Day present?  Combine quality family time with the great outdoors for a present that is also an activity.  Take Dad river tubing … Continue reading

The Perfect gift for Mom and Dad

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Sometimes dads and moms get so busy running the family and keeping the kids happy, comfortable, and safe, that they run out of time to be together.  For Father’s Day, … Continue reading

Pool Night for the Guys

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Does your dad like to kick back with the guys?  Why not treat your dad and his crew to a special pool night for the guys!  ToySplash has everything you … Continue reading

Hoops Just for Dad

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Is your house strewn with plastic toys?  Can Dad not remember the last time he saw a non-animated movie?  Has he forgotten how to play any game that requires reading?  … Continue reading

Help Dad Splash Up His Golf Game!

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Does your dad disappear onto the greens on Saturday mornings?  Help dad splash up his golf game and hang out at home with the Pro Chip Island Golf Game! Dad … Continue reading

DadSplash!

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Fathers’ Day is officially two weeks away.  That means it’s time to come up with the perfect gift idea.  Pool fun is family fun.  So, this week on the SplashDeck, … Continue reading

Welcome to Summer!

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If you weren’t ready to call it before, you have to call it now:  it’s summer!  The water parks and public pools are open and now it’s time to kick … Continue reading

Olympic Games Day 6

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On Olympic Games Day 6, bring out a water version of an Olympic favorite:  the gymnastic floor exercises! The great thing about the swimming pool is that you can do … Continue reading

Olympic Games Day 5

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Round out your week at the Olympic Games Day 5 with a legitimate Olympic game that seems too fun and easy to be an Olympic event:  ping pong! With a … Continue reading

Olympic Games Day 4

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Speed is the name of the game for backyard Olympic Games Day 4.  This time, it’s all about paddling.  Pull out the rafts and floats and get ready to race … Continue reading

Olympic Games Day 2

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For Olympic Games Day 2, pick a water-filled version of one of your favorite outdoor games: volleyball!   Volleyball is a classic event that is great for groups. Divide the … Continue reading

Backyard Olympics

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You don’t have to wait until 2012 to get your kids into the Olympic spirit!  This week at ToySplash, we’ll show you how to put on your very own backyard … Continue reading

Playground in the Pool

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It’s too hot to play outside, but that doesn’t mean your kids can’t move their favorite playground games into the pool.  ToySplash has a great variety of playground classics adapted … Continue reading

Play Chicken, Get an Egg

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Kids think up (and are taught) a lot of games and activities.  Some are safe and others not-so-safe.  As the grownup it’s your job to teach them how to play … Continue reading