Summer Fruit Water Bar for kids


My family is having a wonderful summer here in Cedar Falls, Iowa!   This year, I have two active toddler boys, and we are ON THE MOVE!   I finally know why people say they get all their exercise by chasing their kiddos around!  My boys are ALWAYS running in different directions!

I am so happy that we have a fenced-in backyard, so I can keep the kids contained.  My boys LOVE spending time in our yard.  This summer, they have been playing on our swing-set, using their water table, hanging out in the” jungle” ( the bushes).  They have been playing with bubbles, balls, and dragons (sticks).   They also use our never- used fire pit as the racetrack for their cars. And they both love helping us water our herbs and plants.   Our backyard is fun.






One remarkable thing about summer is eating and having snacks outside!  ( much less mess than inside).  This past week, I tried this DIY Fruit water bar activity with my boys.   We don’t usually keep sugary juice around our house.  Adding fruit to water is a great way to get kids excited about drinking more water during the hot summer months.

I made a platter of cut-up fruit and fresh mint and let my kids pick their water flavors.   You don’t need to go to the store to get anything special for this activity.  Just cut up the fruit you have around the house!  And raid your herb garden!



They had so much fun!

I love summer!  My boys love playing outside as much as possible!  I can’t wait to see what else this season has in store for us!  Safety first, though.  Keep those kiddos hydrated.  And keep them protected from the sun!




  1. Robin Masshole mommy

    we love fruit infused water in our family. Usually we just do one fruit at a time, but after reading this I think we’re going to throw a bunch of stuff in our water tonight 🙂

  2. AWESOME!! Water is the BEST thing to stay hydrated and adding fruit makes kids (and adults) want to drink it so much more!

  3. Yum! How fun my kiddos would love this. They love water with fruit so this would be perfect

  4. This is such a great idea, and since my daughter is fair as well, I am always pushing water on her. She loves it, but creating her own fruit water would be heavenly in her books!

  5. what a cool idea for the kiddos!!! (and adults…Id like one too 😉 Love it.

  6. Oh this water looks so yummy and it’s so colorful! I love that the kids were able to be involved!

  7. What a fun and creative idea. I would love to do this with my boys using the glass bottles we save during the year. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is a creative idea infused water love it with fresh fruits how delicious.

  9. Elizabeth O.

    Yum! I drink infused water and I am so glad that my twin girls like it, too.

  10. Yum! Looks so refreshing for a hot summer day. And customizing your water is so fun! I love that the sunscreen doesn’t run. Will stop a lot of tears!

  11. What a great idea – my kids would love this!!!

  12. Infused water is the BEST! I’m not one who loves to drink water, but I’ll happily drink it when it’s infused.

  13. This is super smart. A great way not only for them to drink water, but eat fruit.

  14. What a great idea! It looks so fun 🙂


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