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!

Garden Soup

Is there anything more natural than kids whipping up a little garden-centric potion on a warm, sunny day? Probably not, which is why we love the setup from Jackie over at Happy Hooligans. With just a few ingredients, your kids can get their dose of outdoor (hello, Reggio!) play in a cool setting. Head over to Happy Hooligans for the recipe.

photo: Jackie Currie via Happy Hooligans

Do you have any easy and fun ideas for water play? Share with us in a Comment. 

—Gabby Cullen