My buddies, and probably yours, too, love playing in water. And I love trying to come up with new ways of playing with it. My wonderful husband installed a sturdy hook in the ceiling of our covered outdoor play area. It has been so useful for many things. This time I used it to hang a large funnel that I made from a plastic bottle and a long clear tube that I purchased at Home Depot.
I tinted the water a light blue, and added dish soap so it was bubbly. The colouring and the bubbles made it easier to see going through the tube. After my buddies played for a while, I raised the height of the funnel and put the end of the tube in a pail on the ground so they could follow the water travelling a further distance.
And they were so engrossed in their play they completely forgot how much fun they have splashing each other!