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Category Archives: Activities

Capture the Splash

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

Olympic Games Day 6

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

Water polo in your backyard

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

Olympic Games Day 4

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

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

starfighter

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

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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

swimming in the rain

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 person river run

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

Hoops Just for Dad

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

pro chip island

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

Welcome to summer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Break Kickoff!!

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

alien eyeball toss

Pool INVASION Party

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Do you know someone who lives for science fiction?  Maybe your son or daughter watches Star Wars every day.  Is your husband a closet trekkie?  How about a pool invasion … Continue reading

arcade shooter

Carnival Pool Party

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Step right up and start the party! ToySplash has everything you need to throw a carnival pool  party.  With midway games and rides, you get everything fun about a carnival … Continue reading

animal split rings

This Party is Getting Wild

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Is it too hot (or too expensive) to have your party at the zoo?  Why not bring the zoo to your swimming pool?  With ToySplash’s amazing selection of animal-themed pool … Continue reading

water shifter

Water War Party

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It’s a water war party! Let ToySplash help you plan- the splashiest, most competitive water war party ever!   First, help your party-goers gear up.  Goggles and squirt guns make … Continue reading

Princess Pool Party

Princess Pool Party

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This week on the SplashDeck, we’re featuring birthday party themes and party ideas. Today is dedicated to the water princess in your life! ToySplash has everything you need to make … Continue reading

Family Game Night in the Pool

Family Game Night In the Pool

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Turn off the TV and take your family out for a family game night in the pool!  Spend a relaxing night in the water without the distractions of the TV, … Continue reading

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Encouraging Independent Swimming

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A lot of kids are too big for floaties but not yet ready to swim on their own.  In the same way, a lot of kids who are confident swimmers … Continue reading

Heavy Clothes Activity

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Kids love the chance to do something wacky and offbeat. So why not indulge their need for silliness in a way that can also help reinforce water safety skills and … Continue reading

4 indoor kids games

Diving Board Dodgeball

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Incorporate a classic outside game with water fun by moving dodgeball to the swimming pool with Diving Board Dodgeball. The object of the game is similar, but the game play … Continue reading

swim caps

Green Haired Monsters

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If you’re the parent of a water baby, you know what we mean by “green haired monsters.”  Every summer, the kids dive into the pool and, in a few weeks, … Continue reading

Guide to Swimwear for Kids

Still Too Cold?

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Are you and your family itching for a swim, but still finding the water still too cold for your taste?  Other than the obvious solutions–heating the pool or breaking out … Continue reading

sink or swim game

The Sink or Swim Game

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No, we’re not talking about your first semester of college.  The sink or swim game is a great group and party game that is sure to wear out and delight … Continue reading

a day at the water ballet

A Day at the Water Ballet

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Want to get your kids’ imaginations and bodies moving in the pool?  How about an impromptu water ballet?  Forget the Tchaikovsky and Brahms and let your kids pick their own … Continue reading

Diving board charades

Diving Essentials

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Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted that your kids know how to do everything you can do. Remember trying to explain how to tie a shoe? Diving is one … Continue reading

swimming pool relay races

Swimming Pool Relay Races

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It’s no secret that childhood obesity is a big issue right now; you rarely turn on the news without hearing about it. A lot of us are concerned about making … Continue reading

swimming pool basketball

Swimming Pool Basketball

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The swimming pool is a great place to introduce kids to traditional team sports and also to practice skills.  Basketball is a longtime swimming pool favorite here at ToySplash and … Continue reading