Kiddie wading pools are almost a summer essential when you have young children and you're trying to beat the heat while at home.
If you have a small home, apartment or lack storage space, you might also be left with a challenge when that pool is not in use outside.
What else can you do with it? Bring it indoors! (Empty, of course.)
We have four ways your little ones can use their kiddie pools for big-time fun.
- Make a ball pit. Empty a bag (or two) into your small pool and let the kids dive in! And if you are worried about your kids being exposed to plastic filled, you can even find non-PVC and phthalate free packs.
- Have a stuffed animal pool party! Let your little ones fill the empty wading pool with all of their stuffed animals, or they pick just a few for a special party inside the pool.
- Create an "art zone." Tired of cleaning up crafty stuff --- paints, Play-doh, Moon Sand -- from your tables and floors? The kiddie pool can become a contained arts and crafts zone. The best part? Easy clean up.
- Build a fort! Help the kids build a fort around the kiddie pool. It can be an indoor clubhouse, quiet zone, reading area, or whatever your children decide! Their imaginations will be on overdrive.
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