12 Best Sprinklers for Kids
The best sprinklers for kids turn any yard into a home-based water park. Our home expert, a mom of five, picked her favorites, from Twister-inspired to a giant cupcake.
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Rainbow Arch Inflatable Sprinkler for Kids
Sprinklers for kids have come a long way! Running through this rainbow arch inflatable sprinkler is a lot more fun than an old-school oscillating sprinkler.
It’s an adorable weather-resistant piece that needs little more than an air pump, garden hose and a good attitude to make the most of. It’s one of the happiest-looking sprinklers for kids and shouldn’t interfere with your lawn maintenance.
Large Round Splash Pad
Younger children will get the biggest kick out of this 68-inch outdoor splash pad. One of Amazon’s best sprinklers for kids, it’s best for younger children. They can play all sorts of DIY backyard games, sit on it if they’re especially young and invite their friends over for a run through its ocean-themed design.
“For my two kids, ages 2 and 7, this has been the perfect outdoor water play area,” writes Christina, a verified Amazon purchaser. “It’s big enough for both of them to get splashed, but not so big that I have to overly worry about the two-year-old.
“Plus, it’s super easy to clean up — nothing like the hassle of an inflatable pool or Slip n’ Slide. If you want something easy and quick for your kids to play in to beat the heat, this splash play mat is perfect!”
Giant Llama Sprinkler for Kids
This inflatable giant llama is one of the best sprinklers for kids and a surefire way to make the most of your yard on hot summer days. Six feet tall, tt’s a towering display of fun with three sprinkler heads.
Little kids, teens and even water-averse adults won’t resist running around it. Plus, it only takes a minute or two to set up. Just inflate, hook up a hose — and voilà! Summer party time.
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Melissa & Doug Splash Patrol Sprinkler
Looking for the best sprinkler for your yard without spending much money? Check out this budget-friendly Melissa & Doug Splash Parol sprinkler.
It’s one of the easiest sprinklers for kids to set up. Just attach a garden hose and watch the sprinkler heads spin around, dazzling little ones with exciting rays of water. It’s ideal for younger children and campsites because it’s small and portable.
Outdoor Giraffe Sprayer
The steady stream of cooling misty water this outdoor giraffe sprayer offers is enough to entice even the most finicky kids. At about 72 inches tall, it towers over kiddos and adds exciting zoo-inspired appeal to the yard.
It’s an affordable home water park piece that sets up in minutes. Add this one to your summer home checklist. You’ll have a hard time keeping the neighborhood kids away from this fun yard toy.
Chuchik Water Sprinkler for Kids
Boop, bop! Kids have fun trying to knock down this clever punching bag-shaped Chuchik water sprinkler as it sprays them with cool garden hose water.
One of the best ways to tire kids out on long summer days, it sprays from three outlets. You can make a summer play station area with a kids’ climbing wall. For storage, fold it away neatly in the garage until the mercury rises.
Giant Inflatable Shark Sprinkler
Look out! This giant eight-foot inflatable shark sprinkler is heading your way — even if you live miles from the nearest ocean.
Consider this giant statement sprinkler for kids one of the most exciting Target home décor additions to kid-friendly yards. Quickly and easily inflate this beast with most standard air pumps, then attach it to your regular garden hose for hours of jaw-some play.
Inflatable Giant Cupcake Sprinkler
How about this enormous inflatable cupcake sprinkler for the most delicious summer fun yet? It measures six feet tall with a 360-degree spinning sprayer on the top to keep everyone at the barbecue happy and cool.
Not a Sam’s Club member? You can still order this sprinkler for kids online, paying 10 percent more than members.
Twister Splash Game
This mashup Twister splash game combines everyone’s favorite vintage indoor game with ultra-fun water sprays. It’s great cool down competition for the whole family.
Instead of just running through this sprinkler aimlessly, kids have objectives to achieve to win. Consider doling out ice pops and cool summer treats to all those competing on this large-sized mat made for kids ages six and up. It’s one of the things you should be buying at Walmart this summer.
Kiddie Pool with Dinosaur Sprinkler
This inflatable kiddie pool comes with a built-in basketball hoop and dinosaur sprinkler that makes it the ideal summer backyard entertainment zone. It’s a budget-friendly take on typical above-ground pools for little ones.
At 81 inches, it’s long enough for several young children, or an adult or two with toddlers in tow. With the shallow swimming, basketball and water park-style sprinkling, they’ll never want to get out.
Melon Ball Jumbo Sprinkler
If you’ve run out of tricks to keep your house cool, head outside and turn on this eye-popping mega melon ball jumbo sprinkler that offers a child-friendly height of three feet.
It’s ideal for toddlers, pets and young children just getting their toes wet, so to speak. You don’t need any special devices to make it work. Made of weather-resistant PVC, it should last for several summers.
Inflatable Unicorn Sprinkler
This inflatable unicorn is one of the most magical sprinklers we’ve seen. More than five feet tall, it offers run-through-it water play that never gets old. Just inflate it and connect the water spout to all regular-sized garden hoses. It’s that easy.
“Best sprinkler I’ve ever bought!” writes Ashley, a verified Amazon purchaser. “This is an absolute favorite for my daughter and all the kids in the neighborhood! This thing is HUGE! This bad boy sprays its little horn off!”
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