School has been out approximately one week and you’re probably already starting to hear those five dreaded summertime words: “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” If you have a bit of backyard space, consider picking up a kiddie pool or sprinkler like the ones featured below. Unlike the flimsy types most of us grew up using, these water toys are exceptionally durable, easy to fix or patch (think about summer storms and heavy usage), and, best of all, there’s a good chance you will have a great time playing right along with the kids!
Intex Rainbow Ring Pool Play Center
, $54.39, amazon.comBlossom Bright Sprinkler
, $20, melissaanddoug.comBeach Ball Sprinklers
, $30 (sale), potterybarnkids.comFisher Price Sprinkle ‘n Splash Water Play Mat
, $25, amazon.comBanzai Geyser Blast Sprinkler
, $9 (sale), kohls.comIntex Mushroom Baby Pool
, $13, amazon.com