Make Your Backyard a Summertime Kid Oasis {Giveaway} [CLOSED]

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bestway. All opinions are 100% mine.


The official summer season is just around the corner and it's a great time for families to spend quality time together. Even if this isn't the year for you to take a trip together, there are still many activities you can enjoy right at home in your own backyard.

5 Ideas for Backyard Summertime Fun

1. Plant a summer garden. If you haven't started yet it's not too late to start a little summer garden with your child. It is so wonderful to see how interested kids becoming in eating fruits and veggies when they grow them. Pick easy quick growing thing such as lettuces, radishes, and peas or beans. Do grow a tomato plant too if you can. They are so delicious ripe off the vine.

2. Make a reading spot in your backyard. Pick a nice shady spot and set up some comfy seating or throw down some old quilts or blankets. Take a little snack. Make it a daily destination and get those summer reading challenges done in record time. Plan a family read-aloud for the cooler summer nights.

3. Set up a picnic table and chairs underneath a big shade tree or umbrella. Put together a basket of board games the family would like to learn or has enjoyed in the past. Take the games outside and enjoy the fresh air while you play one of your favorite board games.

4. Camp in your own backyard: Your family may enjoy camping out but circumstances simply forbid you from taking a camping trip. Don't let circumstances stop you! Pitch your tent in the backyard and enjoy the same fun just a little closer to home.

5. What's summer fun without water play? My daughter LOVES hanging out in the yard when the sprinklers come on but how much more fun would a water slide be? H2OGO! is a water slide featuring a patent-pending Speed Rampβ„’, a tough, inflatable launch pad that creates a smooth landing while propelling riders headfirst into a super-fast ride down the 18-foot slide.


Want to know more about H2OGO! ? It also features a Splash Lagoon beneath the Speed Rampβ„’ to create a drenching good takeoff and funnel water throughout the entire slide, reducing friction and increasing speed as riders skim their way through a gushing cascade toward the final deluge in the drench pool.undefined

Easy to set up in just minutes, the H2OGO! Water Slide comes in a single, double and triple model, adding a new level of interactive outdoor fun by allowing kids to compete against their friends for the title of neighborhood champion, while keeping cool all summer long.

H2OGO! Water Slides are available at Toys R’Us,, and

Be Safe:

  • H2OGO! is not for adult use, and is not for children over 12 or under 5 years of age.
  • This product is not for use by anyone over 5 feet tall or weighing more than 110 pounds.

A Water Slide Giveaway

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H2OGO! wants to bless one of my readers with their own backyard slide (yaaayyyy!).

To enter simply share an idea for using a H2OGO! slide in a backyard party for the kids in the comments below.

One winner will be chosen via

18 and older US participants only please.
*Giveaway ends Monday June 8th at noon.

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  1. Our house would become the every kid in the neighborhood wants to play house, be a blast

  2. I can see my nieces and nephews out side adding soap on their H2GO slide racing and timing who slides the fastest during a family BBQ!

  3. here’s an idea, the kids can watch the old guy(me) slam his head on the ground as he slides into a major headache!

  4. I think this would be awesome to use in the hill in my backyard for extra slippage!

  5. This would be great in a backyard birthday party! It would be fun to do races on!!

  6. Summer Cool Down party! You could always add small pool toys to different areas of the slide then have them team up and slide across and try to pick up as many items as possible on their way to the end.

  7. Going to visit my husband’s family in KY for the 4th of July. This would be a fun gift for the kids!

  8. This would be great fun for our VBS this year. Kids will go crazy for it.

  9. I’d Love this for my kids. They need to make an adult friendly version so I can play too!!

  10. I would add baby oil to be slicker and have them race!! Looks like a blast!!!

  11. My kids would definitely start racing on this and hold neighborhood competitions!!!

  12. This would be even better if we place this on the little hill we have in the backyard.

  13. I would let the kids play with it while grilling out for the fourth of July.

  14. I would love to use this waterslide for my niece”s 4th Birthday with an icecream party!

  15. I can see this being a part of backyard races, and have fun prizes for the kids! Thanks!

  16. This would be perfect for hosting a BBQ for the neighborhood kids with water balloon activities, the water slide, and other fun things to do to celebrate the kickoff of summer vacation!

  17. this would be fun at a cookout where the kids can go down the slide and the adults can squirt them with squirt guns while they’re soaring to the drench pool!

  18. This would be perfect for my nephews birthday parties we have a water slide every year that we make and it always falls apart by the end of the night would be able to have so much fun with this

  19. this would be super to have in our backyard swap party! the kids go yard to yard to play water games and then we bbq before the fireworks!

  20. I would love to win this H2OGO slide for my niece’s birthday party gift in July. We would set it up in their back yard before the party and the kids would have a blast! Thank you.

  21. I would use this as the main event at a kids party! I would send out a “Water Safari” invite and have a huge animal themed water party!

  22. I would use it in an obstacle race/water fight my grandkids would love it

  23. My kids would love this!!! We would love to have a water party – So much fun!! Decorations from the dollar store are the best for little parties!

  24. The kids in my family are so competitive. I can see this turning into a race. We would have to have a judge to see who got to the end first and prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place. The kids will love this!!

  25. summer is out and I can see this in our backyard with an obstacle course for my girls.

  26. I’d make a fish themed party – like under the sea and then they can play on the slide as part of the water fun! Blue jello, goldfish crackers, and more!

  27. After playing the kids could just lay on the slide in the spray of the water to cool off!

  28. I would throw a huge water party outside for the kids! Complete with the slide, food, summer foods, water sprinker, water balloons! We’d have a blast!!!

  29. We were just talking about maybe renting a bouncy house for the 4th of July , but this would be so much better! The kids would go crazy!

  30. Hmm…does it just have to be for the kids? It looks like so much fun! This would be great to add to our annual neighborhood BBQ – we have lots of food, games for the kids, crafts…did I mention food? πŸ™‚ This would be so much fun! Thanks!

  31. I work at a daycare and this would be so fun for us to use on our water play days!! We could have the kids race each other and time how fast it takes them to reach the end.

  32. Our yard has a slight slope to it. This would be a great area to set it up for fast sliding!

  33. I would add water balloons and a BBQ, and it would be a full blown party.

  34. This would be great when my grandsons get together to keep them happy all day long. They love anything to do with water.

  35. I will use it to make a neighborhood party. BBQ & Water non better combination than that

  36. I would invite all of the neighborhood children and animals over to slide on it! Thank you for hosting a wonderful giveaway!

  37. We are big into inviting the children in the neighborhood to come over to play in the sprinkler. This would be a major upgrade! Getting them together over the summer staves off boredom and keeps the kids out of trouble.

  38. This slide would be perfect for my double birthday party for my girls in July. I’m sure they would enjoy it with their friends all summer long! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  39. I’m sure the kids and dogs (and maybe even the adults!) would have fun with this. Maybe have unofficial competitions for best slide, most awkward slide, longest slide, shortest slide, etc.?

  40. I would set it up as part of an obstacle course, or incorporate it into a cornhole game – like making the loser go down the slide fully dressed! There’s really a lot of games you could set up with this.

  41. I have three young children who are very shy. I see the H20Go as a wonderful ice breaker for them to make new friends in the neighborhood this summer. I envision a fun block party for the kids to have a blast while escaping the Florida summer heat. It would be great set up in our front yard so that everyone could enjoy an afternoon of fun and hopefully build new friendships! Happy Summer.

  42. This would be perfect for an all girls fun day! My Grand-daughter would love having her BFF’s over to spend the day, enjoying the sun!

  43. During the summer our family spends all of our spare time outside. This would be great to add to the fun, our backyard seems to be the hangout for all the neighborhood kids.

  44. i would give it to my grandson for his birthday on july 3rd for his birthday/4th july party ,,i am sure all the kids would love it


  46. I could see our daughter and doggie running like mad in that!
    Good excerise +good sleep for both of them πŸ˜‰

  47. This looks so cool! We would probably set it up in our backyard (or front yard, since that’s where we do most of our get-togethers, plus the front yard has a great slope) and let the kids play while the grownups talk and eat bbq food :).

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