Break Out the Sprinkler!

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I was reminded today that often the best activities are the simplest. And when it’s almost 100 degrees, “the simplest” can only mean one thing. It’s time to break out the sprinkler!

Just turn it on, sit back, and watch what your kids do.

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In truth, both my kids are reluctant to run and jump through the spray from our flower sprinklers, although this is the most obvious use of it. But they do love the following:

Splashing in the puddles it makes on the driveway;

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Watching for rainbows that arc through the spray of water;

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Washing dolls or other toys in the stream of water;

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Running chalk under the water (which then makes for dark, rich colors in our sidewalk drawings);

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And standing close enough to get misted with water…but not soaked!

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What do your kids love to do with the sprinkler? Please share in the comments!

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