While the weather is still HOT outside and my parents have closed their pool, it was time to get creative with how we'd enjoy being outside without melting. Normally I'd turn on the sprinkler and let our son run around in it, but I wanted our girls to enjoy this too. Luckily we had a clean never used tarp in our garage. I lied it out, put the Hop-Scotch sprinkler on top of it and presto, a large area for everyone to jump, run and splash around in. The water stayed on the tarp so it eventually became a slip 'n' slide for them too, plus I got to sit on the tarp and was able to stay cool. I added a few plastic balls, and 2.5 hours later I called it quits for dinner.
I couldn't find our small metal stakes to tie down the corners and again with our neighborhood wind, so I used our patio chairs.