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Making the Most of Your Summer

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It’s easy to let summer just slip right through your fingers if you aren’t careful. For many of us, work continues and the daily grind gets in the way of … Continue reading

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Awesome Pool Toys for Kids

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Are you scratching your head, wondering how to keep the kids busy all summer long? You can only run them to lessons, craft classes, reading programs, and so on, for … Continue reading

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Girls Ice Cream Pool Party

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School’s out for summer! Keeping kids busy during the summer can be a challenge. ToySplash recently hosted a Girls Ice Cream Pool Party and all the girls attending agreed this … Continue reading

Top 12 Kids Water Games

Top 12 Kids Water Games

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Kids love summer. No homework. Hanging out with friends happens a lot. Fun abounds. Everything is great until…you hear those dreaded words – “I’m bored.” Keeping your kids occupied all … Continue reading

Outdoor Giant Tic Tac Toe

Outdoor Giant Tic Tac Toe

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Are your kids bored with the same old games? Why not try something new and different! Our Outdoor Giant Tic Tac Toe is just the ticket to get kids excited … Continue reading

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Springtime Activities for Kids

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Whether you live in a milder climate like I do, or you are hunkering down indoors because winter is still blustering around your neighborhood, I’ve got some fun springtime activities … Continue reading

Super Bowl Kids Game Zone

Super Bowl Kids Game Zone

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Let’s face it…Super Bowl Sunday is not a day that kids really look forward to. Adults love going to a good Super Bowl party but for kids, a party focused … Continue reading

Sledding in a Boat?

Sledding in a Boat?

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That’s right! At ToySplash, we like to take the usual and make it unusual. We like to find a dual purpose for everything. So, we sent one of our Solstice … Continue reading

Toys for Tigers

Toys For Tigers

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  Everyone at ToySplash is excited to announce our new program – Toys For Tigers!! ToySplash and Out of Africa Wildlife Park® have been partnering since 2008 with Out of Africa … Continue reading

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Swim Your Way to Fitness

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In the month of January, many of us have made our New Year’s resolution to get fit. Eating healthy and adding in exercise are some of the top ways to … Continue reading

Winter day inflatable play

Winter Day Inflatable Play

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Playing indoors all winter long can get monotonous. Kids get bored with the same old toys, books, and games. I decided to take a look at our pool toys and … Continue reading

Super Snow Day Activities

Super Snow Day Activities

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Snow days are exciting for kids but not always that great for parents. Kids are homebound…no school. How to keep them occupied? We’ve got a great list of Super Snow … Continue reading

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4 Indoor Kids Games

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Now that the weather is getting a little chilly, some days just call out for indoor play. When you’ve got a group of kids in the house to keep occupied, … Continue reading

Halloween Eve Party

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Halloween is an interesting holiday. My childhood memories include Trick or Treating with a group of friends after we came up with costumes we could put together from stuff around … Continue reading

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Family Autumn Afternoon

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October is such a beautiful month no matter where in the country you live. The sun is lower in the sky; making sunlight play in different ways on the leaves, … Continue reading

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How to Play Floating Beer Pong

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Beer Pong…there are two words most people know and understand. Where this game originated is up for debate but we’re not here to take part in that argument. We just … Continue reading

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Why Swimming is my Exercise of Choice

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I live in Arizona and I have a pool in my backyard. These are two blessings that I am thankful for on a regular basis. As April rolls around, while … Continue reading

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First Beach Day

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The beach. What comes to mind? For me it’s wonderful thoughts of relaxation and family fun. I have great memories of beach time with my own children when they were … Continue reading

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6 Water Balloon Games Sure to Make a Splash!!

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It’s hot. The kids are cranky. Desperate times call for desperate measures. It’s time to bust out the water balloons! No one can stay cranky once a water balloon war … Continue reading

ToySplash Water Games Perfect for your Next Pool Party

ToySplash Water Games Perfect for Your Next Pool Party

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I recently had the fun of attending a gathering of teenage boys (yes, that sounds weird-bear with me) who were hanging out in the pool, trying out some of the … Continue reading

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Time for a Teen Backyard Pool Party!

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Time for a Teen Backyard Pool Party! That might be a statement that strikes fear into the heart of even the bravest mom!! My kids love to have their friends … Continue reading

15 Tips for a Great River Tubing Trip

15 Tips for a Great River Tubing Trip

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River tubing is such a fun summer adventure. So many states have awesome places to take a tubing trip; from a lazy float on a quiet river to a more … Continue reading

Outrageous Ocean Week – Awesome Reads

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Outrageous Ocean Week – Awesome Reads Reading is such a great summer pastime. I love getting my kids’ imaginations working with a good book. Since it’s Outrageous Ocean Week here … Continue reading

Outrageous Ocean Week Projects

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At ToySplash, we love anything water related so when I saw some of these sweet ocean-themed crafts for kids, I decided we needed to  feature a few of them in … Continue reading

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Beach Balls – Fun Games with a Classic Toy

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The Beach Ball….probably one of the first water toys most of us ever played with. It’s a true classic in every sense of the word.  So classic, in fact, it’s … Continue reading

Kids' 4th of July craft & snack party

Kids’ 4th of July Craft & Snack Party

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We are gearing up for the 4th of July at our house. There is something about this particular holiday that I just love. It embraces the feel of summer, patriotism, … Continue reading

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Independence Day is next week already!!  Yikes! In an effort to always have some kind of project for the kids each week, I decided we all needed to make these … Continue reading

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When life hands you lemons…..

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  When life hands you lemons….. make lemonade! and sell it!! Did you ever have a lemonade stand as a kid? My brother and I did and we had so … Continue reading

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Boredom Buster Pool Noodle Activities for Kids

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During the summer, I am constantly wracking my brain for new games and activities to keep my kids occupied. The inevitable whine of “I’m booooored. I have nothing to do.” … Continue reading

5 Tips for the Perfect Beach Picnic

5 Tips for the Perfect Beach Picnic

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With Memorial weekend coming up I know many of you are looking forward to spending time at the beach, park or lake.  Whenever my family does this, I like to … Continue reading

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A Backyard Beach Party in Under 30 Minutes

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Love the beach but live too far away? Consider throwing a beach party. We’ve got great tips for converting your ho-hum yard into a sandy, surfy atmosphere. Here’s how to … Continue reading

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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

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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 Kickoff!!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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