Looking for a quick and easy way to get the kids through the long, hot days of summer? Attach a sprinkler to the garden hose and let them have at it.

Nothing fancy is required and even the corner drugstore has a well-stocked selection up for grabs. Water makes everything more fun, whether it's sprayed from a standard sprinker or one made to look like an octupus's tentacles. The kids will love running back and forth (and might inspire you to take some passes, too). End the session with ice pops for all.

Also, see if any of these spraygrounds are in your neighborhood.