When the warm weather hits, nothing beats a little H2O. Take it back to basics, and let the littles entertain themselves with a bucket, a hose, a few toys and a lot of creativity. From making nature soup to muddy car washes and painting the pavement, here are 9 ways to make water work!

Basic Bricks

Give the family supply of DUPLOs (any plastic blocks will work) a refreshing dip, and watch your kids look at those colorful bricks in a whole new light. Whether they are scooping, mixing or building, an afternoon spent with the kids, a bin full of cold water, and blocks is brilliantly basic. You can see the rest of the setup, and game ideas over at The Simple Parent.

photo: Mariah Moon via The Simple Parent

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—Gabby Cullen