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Experience outdoors: Water activities for summer

Warmer weather is just ahead. Now is a great time to plan some family fun and experience the outdoors together with the help of your favorite wireless tech and mobile apps. Check out these family-friendly water activities and games to help you cool down this summer.

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Enjoy the lake life with these fun lake activities.

Spending the day at the lake is a free and easy way to stay cool and have fun in the sun. While the kids play in the water, kick back on the dock and read a good book on your Apple iPad 10.2 or crank up some summer tunes on your JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker. The Flip 5 is weatherproof and waterproof, so a rogue splash during a spontaneous water fight won’t interrupt the fun.

If you want to level up your lake day, try a more hands-on activity, like:

  • Ride jet skis together
  • Kayak as a family
  • Pull each other behind the boat on an inflatable intertube
  • Give wakeboarding a try
  • Record your paddle boarding journeys with Paddlelogger

Both kids and parents can have a blast together trying something new. Or, if you’re already pros, you can show off your skills and see who knows the most tricks. 

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Keep the kids busy with swimming pool games.

Pool time is the best time! It’s easy to keep an eye on the kids while they play fun swimming games, like Atomic Whirlpool, water volleyball, Marco Polo and more. 

How to play Atomic Whirlpool:

  • Line up single file along the inside edge of the pool
  • Start walking around the edge, gradually geting faster
  • Once a strong current starts building up, try changing directions. It’s harder than it looks!

For extra entertainment, check out the curated summer playlists on Apple Music. Verizon customers can now get an Apple Music subscription completely free on select Unlimited plans. 

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Take it easy with these river activities.

The river was meant to be lazy, so kick back and relax at your favorite spot along the bank. To check the river conditions in your area before making the trek, check the RiverApp on your smartphone or tablet. 

If “lazy” isn’t your style, find the best fishing spots with the Fishbrain app or try whitewater rafting. With the ultra-durable and waterproof JBL Clip 3, you can carry your tunes with you downstream. If you’re concerned you’ll lose hold of your smartphone on the way down, give the Nimbus 9 Finger Grip a shot. Also, if you’re not sure what to do if you drop your smartphone in the water, we’ve got 4 easy steps to follow to save your smartphone after getting wet.

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Beach activities for your next trip to the sea.

Sand in your toes and a cool ocean breeze sounds like a great family summer vacay. There are lots of creative beach games your kids can play while you’re there, such as:

  • How low can you go? – see who can dig the deepest into the sand
  • Search for seashells – compare shells to see who collects the most!
  • Beach bowling – use empty bottles as pins, but don’t forget to pick them all up!
  • Find the buried treasure – bury a prize in the sand and see who finds it first

As your kids collect shells, spot ocean life swimming around and more, be sure to capture as many photos as you can on your smartphone! You can make a family vacation scrapbook, share photos with friends and family, and hold your memories close forever. Don’t forget a portable power bank to charge your devices.

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DIY backyard water games.

When in doubt, turn your backyard into a sweet summer playground! Keeping cool is easy with do-it-yourself water games and toys like sprinklers, homemade slip ‘n slides, and water balloons. You can even create your own cornhole game, set up a mini golf course, or build a DIY dunk tank! 

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Stay cool this summer with water activities.

When in doubt, turn your backyard into a sweet summer playground! Keeping cool is easy with do-it-yourself water games and toys like sprinklers, homemade slip ‘n slides, and water balloons. You can even create your own cornhole game, set up a mini golf course, or build a DIY dunk tank! 

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